ROCKIES LOSE TO PADRES
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Eric Stults pitched a four-hitter, Alexi Amarista drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres snapped their 10-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Stults (7-7) struck out five and walked three in the complete game, supporting his cause with two hits. He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when Josh Rutledge legged out an infield hit on a grounder to shortstop. He lost his shutout in the ninth when he gave up a one-out double to Wilin Rosario and a two-out RBI single to pinch-hitter Nolan Arenado. Jhoulys Chacin (8-4) allowing one run on five hits over six innings, striking out four and walking two. The loss snapped Chacin’s five-game winning streak. He had not lost since May 16.
Cardinals trade reliever Boggs to Rockies
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for the Rockies’ international signing bonus slot No. 4.
Boggs was 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA in 18 games for the Cardinals this season. He was demoted to Triple-A Memphis, where he went 0-2 with a 5.70 ERA in 18 games.
The 29-year-old right-hander went 13-15 with a 4.15 ERA in 232 games for St. Louis from 2008-13. He was a member of the Cardinals’ 2011 World Series championship team and went 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 relief appearances last year.
St. Louis also released veteran infielder Ty Wigginton and selected the contract of catcher Rob Johnson from Memphis.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…
MIAMI (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton’s two-run double ended a 10-game RBI drought and helped Miami snap a five-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Atlanta. Stanton’s hit sparked a four-run first inning. Placido Polanco added three hits and three RBIs.
MIAMI (AP) – Miami is holding onto rugged forward Chris Anderson, who signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract, sacrificing some money to lessen the NBA champ’s luxury tax burden. Andersen averaged 4.9 points in 42 games this past season off the Heat bench, then averaged 6.4 points in 20 playoff games.
CLEVELAND (AP) – The agent for Andrew Bynum says the free agent center has not yet decided where he will play next season, after Bynum met with the Dallas Mavericks today. Bynum has been offered an incentive-laden, two-year contract from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
PHOENIX (AP) – The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired sharpshooting guard J.J. Redick and sent point guard Eric Bledsoe and small forward Caron (kuh-RAHN’) Butler to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team trade. The deal also sends guard-forward Jared Dudley from the Suns to the Clippers. The deals were completed last week, but couldn’t be announced until today because of NBA rules.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – The New Jersey Devils have re-signed Marek Zidlicky, keeping intact their top defensive pairing of him and Bryce Salvador. The Devils confirmed the signing of Zidlicky without releasing details of his new contract.