Bailey not so hot this time out...Mets win 16-inning marathon on error
UNDATED (AP) — Cincinnati's Homer Bailey, who authored his second career no-hitter last time out, didn't get out of the sixth inning in his encore performance and was the losing pitcher in the Reds' 4-3 loss to Milwaukee. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez saved the game by robbing Joey Votto of a two-run home run by reaching over the center field wall for the final out at Miller Park.
Bailey gave up 10 hits and four runs in five and two-thirds innings. He fell to 5-7. Nobody since Johnny Vander Meer in 1938 has thrown back-to-back no-hitters.
Jonathan Lucroy hit his 11th homer for the Brewers. It was his third homer in three games. Kyle Lohse (lohsh) pitched into the seventh and improved to 5-6 with the win.
In the rest of the NL:
— The New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a 16-inning marathon at AT&T Park. The game took five hours, 26 minutes. Eric Young Jr. scored the winning run on shortstop Brandon Crawford's error on a grounder in the top of the 16th.
— The L.A. Dodgers beat Arizona 6-1 to move within three and a-half games of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) pitched seven shutout innings, striking out seven. He and two relievers combined on a four-hitter.
— Atlanta outlasted Miami 7-1 in 14 innings. Justin Upton's two-run double in the 14th was the big hit for the Braves, who now have a five-game lead in the NL East. The Braves won despite not having a hit between the seventh and 13th innings.
— Ex-National John Lannan had a sterling performance at the expense of his former team. The Philadelphia southpaw held the Washington Nationals to four singles over eight innings in pitching the Phils to a 3-2 victory. Jonathan Papelbon gave up two runs in the ninth before earning his 19th save.
— Colorado doubled up San Diego 4-2. Tyler Chatwood took a shutout into the seventh and improved to 5-2. The Rockies have won nine of 11 from the Padres this year.
Over in the AL:
— Ian Kinsler capped a six-run sixth inning with a bases-loaded double, and the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 in a rematch of last year's AL wild-card game. The victory moves the Rangers 15 games over .500.
— Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist homered during a three-run seventh inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4. The Rays have won nine of 10.
— Detroit doubled up Cleveland 4-2 in 10 innings to take three of four in their wraparound weekend series. Max Scherzer, the 13-0 starter for the Tigers, pitched seven innings of two-run ball but was not involved in the decision. Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th. Detroit leads Cleveland by three and a-half games.
— Kansas City outscored the New York Yankees 5-1. That's the 17th time the Yanks have scored one run or less this season. That happened 18 times all last year.
— Seattle trounced Boston 11-4. The 41-year-old Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL'ih-BAHN'-yehz) hit his 22nd home run for the Mariners. He has nine homers in his last 17 games. Felix Hernandez improved to 9-4.
— In interleague action, Oakland edged Pittsburgh 2-1, knocking the Pirates a half-game back of idle St. Louis in the NL Central race. Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN') allowed one run over seven innings as the Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games. The 40-year-old Colon improved to 12-3.
— In the Windy City rivalry, the Cubs erupted with five runs in the eighth inning and beat the White Sox 8-2. Alfonso Soriano hit his 13th home run, and scored four runs. Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings to improve to 5-1, increasing trade rumors that the Cubs might move him before the trade deadline the end of the month.
MLB-HOME RUN DERBY
Davis highlights field
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 33 homers, will be one of eight participants in the Home Run Derby next Monday night during All-Star festivities at Citi Field.
Davis was chosen by American League captain Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') of the New York Yankees. They will be joined on the AL squad by Detroit Tigers bopper Prince Fielder, who won the event last year and in 2009, and a player to be named.
New York Mets star David Wright, the National League captain, selected 20-year-old Washington phenom Bryce Harper along with Colorado outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur).
Howard out 6-8 weeks for knee surgery...Kemp on DL
UNDATED (AP) — Phillies slugger Ryan Howard needs surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss at least six to eight weeks.
An MRI Monday confirmed the tear in his knee. A date for surgery hasn't been set.
The three-time All-Star was hitting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs. He was noticeably limping during games before he was placed on the disabled list Saturday.
In other baseball news:
— The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder. Manager Don Mattingly says the team doesn't think the problem is related to the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the offseason.
— Boston Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller will have surgery on his injured left foot and likely miss the rest of the season.
— Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is hoping to pitch again by next month, after being hit in the head by a line drive in a game June 15. Cobb says his vertigo symptoms have gotten much better in the past two days.
— The Nationals acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Cubs for a minor league pitcher. The Cubs signed Hairston to a two-year deal in the offseason to platoon in right field, but he struggled, batting .172 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs.
— The San Francisco Giants have placed infielder Joaquin Arias on the disabled list with appendicitis and recalled Nick Noonan from Triple-A Fresno.
Kaman back in L.A....AP source: Speights to the Warriors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have made their first significant move since free agent center Dwight Howard agreed to go to Houston. Chris Kaman, a 7-foot free agent center who spent the first eight years of his career with the L.A. Clippers, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers worth a reported $3.2 million.
This will be Kaman's second straight season on a one-year contract. He had an $8 million deal to be the starter in Dallas last season but spent more than half of every game on coach Rick Carlisle's bench.
The 31-year-old Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds a game, but was an All-Star with the Clippers in 2009-10.
In other NBA news:
— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Golden State Warriors and Marreese Speights (muh-REES' spaytz) have reached an agreement on a free agent contract. Speights averaged 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in the final 39 games with Cleveland after coming over in a trade from Memphis last season. Speights should help fill the void left by power forward Carl Landry, who agreed to a four-year, $26 million deal with Sacramento.
— A person with knowledge of the decision says the Denver Nuggets have agreed to separate sign-and-trade deals that will land them guard Randy Foye from the Utah Jazz and send swingman Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH'-lah) to the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal as a free agent last week. Instead, the restructured deal will give Golden State more salary cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception and hand Utah another draft pick. — The Washington Wizards have signed No. 3 overall draft pick Otto Porter and second-round selection Glen Rice Jr.
— The New York Knicks signed first-round draft pick Tim Hardaway Jr. to a contract. He was the 24th overall pick, averaging 14.3 points and 2.1 assists during his career at Michigan.
— New L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers has named his coaching staff, including Alvin Gentry, who returns for a third stint with the team. Gentry was named associate head coach. Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue (tih-RAHN' loo) will serve as assistants.
Big drop for Federer
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer has fallen to No. 5 in the new ATP rankings, the first time in a decade he's been that low. Federer's second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings of June 23, 2003, two weeks before he won Wimbledon for the first of his record 17 major championships.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray remains at No. 2 in the new rankings, behind the man he beat for the Wimbledon title, Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich).
In the women's rankings, Serena Williams remains at No. 1 despite losing in the fourth-round at Wimbledon. Marion Bartoli, who won Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam title, moves from No. 15 to No. 7 in the WTA rankings.
TENNIS-HALL OF FAME
Isner breezes at Newport
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Two-time defending champ John Isner (IHZ'-nur) defeated fellow American Ryan Harrison 7-6, 6-2 in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
The 6-foot-9 Isner used his big serve to win his 11th straight match on Newport's grass courts.
Kastles can pass Lakers win streak
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, the audacity. A World TeamTennis club is challenging the Los Angeles Lakers for all-time winning streak supremacy.
The Washington Kastles began the WTT season riding a 32-game winning streak, following back-to-back unbeaten championship seasons. They liked to tell anyone who would listen that they were second only to the Lakers among the "longest winning streaks in major U.S. pro sports history."
That changed last night when they won their season opener against the New York Sportimes — in front of a sellout crowd that included first lady Michelle Obama — to tie the Lakers' mark of 33 from the 1971-72 season. Another win tonight against the Boston Lobsters would break the record.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome looks good
SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — Monday was a day of rest at the Tour de France. At the end of Sunday's competition Chris Froome was wearing the yellow jersey, symbolic of being the leader. Two-time champion Alberto Contador is nearly two minutes back of the British rider.