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June 26, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched five effective innings after a shaky start, Daniel Descalso had three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies today. The Diamondbacks were sluggish against the Phillies yesterday, scratching out a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. But they took advantage of a rough outing by Nick Pivetta (1-4) in the series finale, racking up six runs in less than three innings against the rookie right-hander.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko (JUHR’-koh) each homered and drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 8-2. It was a makeup for an April 29 game that was postponed because of severe weather. Grichuk hit his second homer in two games since being recalled from Triple-A. The two-run drive in the fourth inning was his sixth of the season.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Marlins sent shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers today in a deal that came more than a month before the trade deadline. The Marlins got right-handed pitcher Ethan Clark and outfielder Braxton Lee in the swap.

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s awards night in the NBA. The league will announce the winner of the MVP and the other individual honors during the first NBA Awards show in New York. Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, Houston’s James Harden and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard are the finalists for MVP of the 2016-17 season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — LSU and Florida are kicking off the best-of-three College World Series tonight in Omaha, Nebraska. Both teams will save their aces for later after heavy workloads at the College World Series — Gators righty Alex Faedo, a recent first-round draft pick by Detroit, and LSU right-hander Alex Lange, a first-rounder by the Cubs, and Tigers career wins leader Jared Poche, a ninth-round choice by Oakland. If Lange — who has worked 13 1/3 innings in two CWS starts — were to pitch again, it wouldn’t be until Game 3.

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