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Arenado completes cycle with game-winning homer for Rockies

Arenado completes cycle with game-winning homer for Rockies

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, front, is doused by teammates Trevor Story, back left, and Ian Desmond after hitting a walkoff three-run home run off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Mark Melancon in the ninth inning of. He held the Rockies off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, when Nolan Arrenado burned him for an RBI double.

"I was ready first pitch and I was just trying to get the ball to the outfield, really", Arenado said. Arenado went straight to the clubhouse to get patched up, but was all smiles as the Rockies won their fifth straight. "We got to win the ballgame".

Arenado connected against Giants closer Mark Melancon (1-2) for the eighth cycle in franchise history and first since Michael Cuddyer in 2014.

Colby Fitch drove in four runs, Sam Bordner shut down Texas A&M after it cut Louisville's five-run lead to one, and the Cardinals beat the Aggies 8-4 on Sunday for their first win in six College World Series games.

Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan
Kohli's master-class from 68 balls helped India post 3-319 in their 48 overs, after their innings had desperately needed a spark. India captain Virat Kohli has said that his "opinion does not matter" when it comes to playing Pakistan in bilateral series.

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips poked a single through a five-man infield in the ninth inning to produce a walk-off hit for the second straight game and lift Atlanta over Miami.

The Phillies took the lead in the sixth when pinch hitter Ty Kelly smashed a go-ahead double to break a 3-3 tie and give the Phillies a 4-3 lead. Jake Faria (3-0) allowed one run, six hits and a walk in seven innings.

Hard-throwing right-handed reliever Carlos Esteves was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, and veteran righty Chad Qualls was placed on the 10-disabled list because of lower-back spams. Rockies RHP Chad Bettis threw 15-20 fastballs during a bullpen session, continuing his comeback from treatment for testicular cancer. Sunday was the first time he threw the full 60 feet, 6 inches. LeMahieu was moving to cover second base after Crawford broke from first when Buster Posey hit a grounder toward the vacated spot.

Cotton (4-7) struck out six over 6 1/3 innings for his second-longest start of the season. Crawford was initially called safe at second, but the Rockies challenged and the call was overturned. Their skid, the longest since an 11-game streak in May 2016, started with a three-game sweep by the Dodgers in Los Angeles, setting up their first sweep of a season series with Cincinnati since 2006.


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