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DENVER (AP) — Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single while Colorado was scoring eight times in the first inning of a 16-2 laugher against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Morneau tied his season high with six RBIs and went 3-for-4 to lift his average to a National League-leading .320. Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 with a solo homer and four runs scored as the last-place Rockies took the rubber match of their three-game set with the NL West-leading Dodgers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Duffy hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco over the Diamondbacks 4-2 in Arizona. Madison Bumgarner fell short in his bid to join Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 19-game winners, allowing two runs and seven hits in six innings. The victory strengthens the Giants' hold on the NL's first wild-card berth and leaves them just two games behind the West-leading Dodgers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won't play again in the majors this season because of last week's beaning. Stanton sustained facial fractures, dental damage, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes when was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers last Thursday. He still leads the National League when 37 homers and had a major league-best 105 RBIs when he was injured.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy will not play until his domestic violence case is resolved. The team has removed Hardy from its active roster, ending three weeks of indecision regarding his playing status. He played Week 1, sat out Week 2 and there was uncertainty about this week.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri freshmen basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen have been suspended after getting arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor third-degree assault. Tigers coach Kim Anderson said in a statement that the players would not participate in team activities while the school gathers information. The 6-foot-8 Gant was Mr. Basketball in Georgia his senior season, and the 6-foot-7 Allen signed with Missouri soon after Anderson was hired in April.
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