Tuesday, July 7
TUESDAY, JULY 7
San Diego (T.Ross 5-7) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-6), 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 5-4), 10:10 p.m.
Alvarez's RBI single in 9th lifts Pirates past Padres, 2-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Alvarez's second career game-ending hit lifted the Pirates to their eighth win in 10 games and beat his father-in-law, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy.
Andrew McCutchen started the winning rally with a one-out walk off Brandon Maurer (5-2), moved to second on Jung Ho Kang's singled, took third on Francisco Cervelli's fly out and scored when Alvarez grounded up a single up the middle.
Jared Hughes (2-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win as the Pirates beat the Padres for just the fourth time in the team's last 20 meetings at PNC Park.
Pirates put Josh Harrison on 15-day DL with thumb injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left thumb injury.
Harrison jammed his thumb Sunday while stealing a base in the seventh inning of a win over the Cleveland Indians. He is scheduled to undergo testing to see if there is any structural damage and also to determine a timetable for his return.
In 75 games, Harrison is hitting .279 with four home runs and nine stolen bases. He was second in the NL last season with a .315 batting average in his first year as a regular.
First baseman Travis Ishikawa was added to the active roster, a day after being claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
Rollins rallies Dodgers past his old Phillies team, 10-7
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning against his former team, rallying the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Monday night.
With one out, Jeanmar Gomez gave up consecutive singles to Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier, who moved up on pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo's groundout to the pitcher. Rollins followed with a two-run single to left-center, and Cody Asche's throw home pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz away from the plate. He stretched in an effort to tag Ethier, but lost the ball in the process.
Rollins came home on a double by All-Star rookie Joc Pederson, giving the Dodgers a 10-7 lead in a game that lasted 4 hours, 13 minutes.
Rollins faces Phillies for 1st time since leaving for LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Rollins pretty much accomplished everything he could during 14 years with the Philadelphia Phillies. A World Series title. Three All-Star selections. The NL MVP award.
That's what made it easier for him to flee a franchise in the throes of rebuilding and not look back.
Rollins' past caught up with him Monday night, when the Phillies opened a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 36-year-old shortstop says he's not feeling any nostalgia for his first look at his former team, calling it just another game.
Rollins is set to bat ninth in the Dodgers' lineup, no doubt a strange spot for Phillies fans used to seeing him in the leadoff slot. He's hitting a career-worst .208, lowest among NL hitters. Rollins says batting last is just a one-game situation.
The Dodgers lead the NL West by four games. The Phillies are last in the NL East, 19 games behind first-place Washington.