PHOENIX (AP) — Ricky Nolasco won his debut on the mound for the L.A. Dodgers, who beat Arizona 6-1 to climb within a game of the .500 mark and just two and a-half games back of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. Nolasco, recently acquired from the Miami Marlins, pitched seven innings and also had two hits and drove in a run.
DETROIT (AP) — Alex Rios (REE’-ohs) tied an American League mark with six hits in a nine-inning game and Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth to lift the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 win over Detroit. The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera hit his 29th homer to give him a major league high 92 RBIs and .363 batting average.
MIAMI (AP) — Justin Upton homered, doubled twice and scored three runs to help the Atlanta Braves earn their 27th comeback victory when they beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 last night. Combined with Washington’s 4-2 loss at Philadelphia, that gives the Braves a six-game lead in the NL East.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With the NBA’s moratorium on free agency set to lift today, the Golden State Warriors wrapped up most of their major work ahead of schedule. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Warriors added some depth by reaching agreements with guard Toney Douglas and center Jermaine O’Neal.
CLEVELAND (AP) — As the Cleveland Cavaliers await word from Andrew Bynum, two other teams have joined the chase for the free agent 7-foot center. Bynum visited Atlanta Tuesday and plans to meet with officials of the Dallas Mavericks soon.