Holliday back with the Rockies...Rodriguez to start for Giants...No more catsuits at the French Open
DENVER (AP) — Matt Holliday takes aim at getting his first hit of the season when the Rockies host the Cardinals tonight. The 38-year-old outfielder returned to the Rockies yesterday for the first time in a decade and went 0 for 3 against San Diego. Holliday signed a minor league deal last month after hitting .231 with 19 home runs for the Yankees last year. The seven-time All-Star says he’s grateful to be back with the Rockies, where he hit .319 with 128 homers from 2004-08.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco right-hander Dereck Rodriguez is set to come off the disabled list today to face Texas at home. The son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez recently strained his hamstring when he ran out of the dugout during a dustup between the Giants and Dodgers. He’s won five straight decisions and his name is now in the NL Rookie of the Year conversation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Red Sox will see how first baseman Mitch Moreland is feeling, a day after he bruised his left knee sliding near a photo pit chasing a foul popup at Fenway Park. Moreland left the game soon after that. Moreland, who had knee trouble earlier this year, is hitting .259 with 15 home runs and 66 RBIs for the team with the best record in the majors. He was an All-Star for the first time this season. Boston begins a series at Tampa Bay tonight.
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because he thinks that “sometimes we’ve gone too far.” He says the new rules won’t be as strict as Wimbledon’s, which require that players wear white, but will “impose certain limits.”
LONDON (AP) — Fed Cup prize money will double to $7.5 million next year as the International Tennis Federation looks into how to change the format of the women’s team competition after already overhauling the men’s Davis Cup. The ITF says it intends to set up a 16-team, one-site Fed Cup tournament, similar to the new Davis Cup setup approved last week. Already new for 2019 in the Fed Cup: adding third-set tiebreakers and allowing teams to carry five players instead of four.