Rookie right-hander takes a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis forces a decisive Game 5 in National League division series. Matt Holliday hits a two-run home run and Pedro Alvarez also goes deep.
Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith hit home runs for Oakland, which can clinch best-of-five American League division series Tuesday.
In the wake of a three-game sweep at AT&T Park, the Dodgers stand 1 1/2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.
The world zigs, and Jerry Jones zags.
So what does half a billion dollars buy these days? For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday … and still going. The previous first-day high, according to the Canadian cable network TSN, was $384 million in 2009. It was clear that mark would be taken down early on, despite concerns about a slightly lower salary cap for teams this upcoming season, $69 million. Colorado center Paul Stastny, Montreal forward Thomas Vanek, Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen, St. Louis goalie Ryan Miller and Boston forward Jarome Iginla were...