AP Tuesday Sports Roundup
Dodgers Pound Reds
UNDATED (AP) — The Dodgers just kept hitting balls out of Great American Ball Park.
Adrian Gonzalez led the assault on Cincinnati pitching with three of the Dodgers' seven home runs in an 18-9 thrashing of the Reds. His eight RBIs is a career high.
Gonzalez hit one of his homers in the fifth inning when the Dodgers blasted four in all. Andrew Toles and Rob Segedin hit their first career homers back-to-back in the fifth, becoming the first Dodger duo to accomplish that one.
The Dodgers piled up seven homers for the first time since Sept. 18, 2006 against San Diego.
Los Angeles teed off on Reds starter Homer Bailey, who was rocked for three homers, six runs and nine hits while lasting just 59 pitches.
In other major league finals:
— Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 38th home run to pace Baltimore to a 4-3 win over Washington. Jonathan Schoop (SKOHP) also went deep for the Orioles, who had lost five of their previous six. A.J. Cole took the loss in his season debut, filling in for Washington ace Stephen Strasburg who was placed on the disabled list. Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa homered for the NL East-leading Nationals and Daniel Murphy had his 48th multi-hit game.
— David Price allowed two hits over eight scoreless innings against his former team to lead Boston to a 6-2 win over Tampa Bay. The win moved the Red Sox into a tie with idle Toronto for first in the AL East. Price walked two, struck out eight and didn't allow a runner past first base to improve to 12-8. Evan Longoria's two-run homer off Matt Barnes in the ninth snapped a Rays' 25-inning scoreless drought against Boston.
— Carlos Carrasco scattered four hits over eight inning and struck out nine to lead Cleveland to a 1-0 win over Oakland. Carlos Santana's one-out homer in the eighth inning made a winner of Carrasco who improved to 9-6 this season. Ryan Dull took the loss in relief. Cleveland's Andrew Miller struck out the side in the ninth inning for his 11th save.
— Kris Bryant hit his 32nd homer of the season to back the pitching of Jon Lester in the Cubs' 5-1 win over San Diego. Lester improved to 14-4 allowing a run on five hits and striking out eight in six innings. Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer for Chicago and Addison Russell also went deep and drove in two for the NL Central leaders.
— Paul Goldschmidt homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth giving Arizona a 9-8 win over Atlanta. The Braves blew an early five run lead, and needed a home run from Freddie Freeman to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning. He also hit a two-run homer in the first inning.
— Kyle Seager and Nick Zunino hit three-run home runs to help Seattle outslug the Yankees 7-5. Nelson Cruz added his 32nd homer of the season for the Mariners. New York got two home runs each from Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro.
— Kirk Nieuwenhuis (NOO'-ehn-hys) capped a three-run first inning with a two-run single to lead Milwaukee to a 4-2 win over Colorado. Chris Carter homered and Jimmy Nelson won for the first time in seven starts for the Brewers to improve to 7-13. Nelson gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings. The Rockies DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-hyoo) went 1-for-4 to drop three points back of Washington's Daniel Murphy for the NL hitting lead.
— Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings to lead Houston to a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh. He had allowed nine runs and 11 hits over nine innings in his previous two starts. Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer to help the Astros to their fourth straight win.
Strasburg heads to disabled list
BALTIMORE (AP) — Right-hander Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals has been placed on the disabled list with right elbow soreness. Strasburg, who started the season 15-1, is 0-3 in his past three starts with a 14.66 ERA. This is his second stint on the DL this season as he missed 17 games with an upper-back strain from June 16-July 3.
Mets Matz goes on DL
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have placed left-handed pitcher Steven Matz on the 15-day disabled listwith shoulder tightness. The move is retroactive to Aug. 15. The rookie is 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA.
Matz was scratched from his Friday start.
Kaepernick resumes throwing
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick threw against the defense on Monday threw against the defense for the first time since August 10 at 49ers practice. He's been nursing a sore shoulder. Kaepernick is on track to make his preseason debut Friday against the Packers as he battles with Blaine Gabbert for San Francisco's starting quarterback job.
Siemian gets exhibition start
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian will start at quarterback for the Broncos when they take on the Rams Saturday in their third exhibition game. He's battling Mark Sanchez for the starting job, with neither having claimed the job outright so far. Coach Gary Kubiak says he'll decide next week who will be under center against Carolina for the season opener on Sept. 8.
Colts sign Cromartie
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have fortified an injury-filled secondary by signing veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
The 10-year veteran spent last season with the Jets. His 31 interceptions is third best among active players.
Starting cornerback Patrick Robinson hurt his groin in Saturday's loss to Baltimore. Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis is week to week with a sprained ankle.
Chiefs get Hali back
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have taken pass rusher Tamba Hali (TAHM'-buh hah-LEE') off the physically unable to perform list. The club says he will only practice on a limited basis. Hali had surgery in the offseason on his knees, which forced him to miss nearly every practice late last season.
Washington loses Jones
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Running back Matt Jones of the Washington Redskins will miss the rest of the preseason with a left shoulder injury. He separated the shoulder in Friday's game with the Jets. Coach Jay Gruden (GROO'-den) says he hopes to have Jones ready for the start of the regular-season.
Power claims Pocono win
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Will Power continues his end of the season run with a victory at the rain-delayed IndyCar race at Pocono. He held off pole sitter Mikhail Aleshin for his fourth win in the last six races. That has helped him pull to within 22 points of championship standings leader Simon Pagenaud (see-MOHN' PA'-zheh-noh) with three races left.
Sponsors drop Ryan Lochte
UNDATED (AP) — Swimmer Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee) has lost four sponsors due to his actions at the just concluded Summer Olympics. Speedo USA announced it is dropping the swimmer over a drunken incident in Rio that he initially described as an armed robbery. Clothier Ralph Lauren has also pulled its support as have a skin care company and Japanese mattress maker.
Bucks sign Terry
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Terry's 17-year NBA career will continue. The free agent guard has signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 38-year-old spent the last two seasons with Houston, playing in 72 games last season, including seven starts. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 5.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.