Pino gets 1st major league win for Twins

SEATTLE (AP) – Kendrys Morales had a two-run double in the fifth inning to help Minnesota Twins rookie right-hander Yohan Pino earn his first major league victory, 4-2 over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Morales, who played for the Mariners last season, came up with two outs and runners on first and second. He lined More >

Phillies finish 4-game sweep of Brewers, win 9-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza’s no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before sparking a seven-run outburst an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies complete a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-1 win Thursday. Rollins greeted reliever Will Smith in the eighth by singling to left to drive More >

Braun back for Brewers, dropped to 5th in order

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Ryan Braun has returned the Brewers starting lineup and lower down in the batting order. Braun, who has been bothered by a bad back, was slotted into the fifth spot for Thursday afternoon’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies after sitting out the previous two contests. It was the first time that Braun hit fifth More >

Packers post record revenue again in 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Green Bay Packers had another year of record revenues, yet income fell after making some high-priced player moves. The NFL’s only publicly owned team said Thursday that revenue rose 5 percent from 2013 to $324 million. Team president Mark Murphy credited the boost to another winning season that culminated with a third More >

Simon first in NL to win 12, Reds beat Cubs 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) – Alfredo Simon became the NL’s first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs. The Reds won their fifth in a row – matching their season high – and moved a season-best More >

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox 5-4

BOSTON (AP) – Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Chris Sale pitched 7 2-3 innings of four-hit ball and More >

Hernandez cruises, Phillies beat Brewers 4-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez’s solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders. Hernandez needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and More >

Bucks sign 1st-round pick F Jabari Parker

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Bucks have signed first-round draft pick Jabari Parker to his rookie contract. General manager John Hammond announced the signing Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Parker is guaranteed a minimum of about $8.5 million in the first two years before Milwaukee has team options on his third and fourth More >

Packers dedicate new Harlan Plaza

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Bob Harlan has been honored with the re-dedication of a new plaza in his name. The newly redesigned Robert E. Harlan Plaza, in front of Lambeau Field, honors the former Packers president and CEO. Harlan’s 37-year career with the organization included a .500 or better More >

Morales, Gibson lead Twins to 8-1 rout of Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) – Kendrys Morales knocked in three runs and Kyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Chris Colabello hit a two-run double, Brian Dozier scored twice and the Twins put up eight runs in the first four innings to More >