Monday, July 6
ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking sacrifice with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 yesterday to stop a six-game losing streak. Odubel Herrera singled off Nick Masset leading off the 10th and broke for second when Cesar Hernandez lined a single into left field for his third hit.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and promoted right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett. In corresponding moves, right-hander Nick Masset and left-hander Dana Eveland were designated for assignment.
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream held off the Seattle Storm 72-64 yesterday. Tiffany Hayes, returning to the Dream along with Aneika Henry after the pair missed five games while playing for Azerbaijan in a 3-on-3 tournament in Europe, added 12 points.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions yesterday. Speedway officials handed out thousands of placards commemorating Gordon's milestones at Daytona, dating to his victory in a Daytona 500 qualifying race in 1993.