The Colorado Rockies are back in action tonight against the Phillies in the city of brotherly love. The Rockies have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are 16 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West. Josh Outman will be on the hill tonight against Phillies’ ace Cole Hamels.
NEW YORK (AP) – R.A. Dickey is the talk of baseball this morning. The 37-year-old Mets knuckleballer became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters, blanking the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 last night. With the win, Dickey became the first pitcher in the majors to reach 11 wins this season. He has won six consecutive starts.
NEW YORK (AP) – The hottest team in the majors right now is the New York Yankees. They’ll try to extend a 10-game winning streak tonight when they host the Atlanta Braves in the second of a three-game series. Among the other interleague matchups, Ohio rivals meet in the Cleveland. The Reds and Indians played last week in Cincinnati. The home team has come out the winner in all four games so far.
MIAMI (AP) – The Heat and the Thunder resume their NBA championship series with Game 4 in Miami tonight. The Heat lead the series 2 games to one after Sunday night’s 91-85 victory. But the Thunder have overcome a series deficit before. They dropped the first two games of the conference finals to the San Antonio Spurs, only to reel off four straight wins.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Roger Clemens’ lawyer says the jury was “firmly convinced” the former pitcher wasn’t lying when he told Congress he didn’t use steroids or human growth hormones. Rusty Hardin tells CNN that he spoke with jurors after they acquitted Clemens of all charges, and it was clear they didn’t let the star pitcher off on a technicality. Hardin says Clemens is concerned about his reputation, but not whether he’ll make the Baseball Hall of Fame.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Jerry Sandusky’s attorney says everyone should “stay tuned” to find out if the former Penn State assistant coach will take the stand in his child sex abuse trial. Defense attorney Joe Amendola compares the case to soap operas like “General Hospital” and “All My Children.” The defense began presenting its case yesterday with six witnesses testifying about Sandusky’s reputation and the demanding hours and travel required of Penn State coaches.