Lucas helps Marlins beat Phils 5-4 in 11 innings
MIAMI (AP) — Ed Lucas' single scored the winning run from second base with one out in the 11th inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.
The Phils lost their fifth game in a row.
The Marlins won their ninth consecutive game when Henderson Alvarez starts, matching the longest such streak with a pitcher in franchise history. Alvarez allowed two runs in seven innings.
Pinch hitter Jeff Baker singled to start the 11th inning against Justin De Fratus (2-1), advanced on a sacrifice and scored without a play on Lucas' opposite-field hit.
The Phillies overcame a 4-2 deficit in the eighth with back-to-back two-out homers by Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche off Kevin Gregg.
Bryan Morris (6-0) pitched two innings for the win.
The Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton singled home a run to increase his RBI total to 61, which leads the NL.
Price, Rays beat Yankees 2-1 for 4th straight win
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price came within one pitch of extending his remarkable strikeout streak, yet still did plenty to lead the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
James Loney hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and the Rays matched their longest win string of the season. Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig's team record for doubles as the Yankees equaled their worst skid this year with their fourth loss in a row.
Price (7-7) struck out nine — he fanned at least 10 in each of his previous five starts, and was trying to join Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat six straight times.
Magic new addition Fourier ready to contribute
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier is still young in his NBA career, and he's hoping to find a home with the Orlando Magic.
Fournier, who was dealt to the Magic in a draft night draft deal that sent Arron Afflalo back to Denver, was formally introduced on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-7 point guard will have an opportunity to contribute on a young roster that is now without veteran point guard Jameer Nelson, who was waived Monday.
Fournier appeared in 76 games averaged 8.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in his second season as a Nugget last season. He had a better shooting year his rookie season, connecting on 54 percent inside the arc and 41 percent from three-point range.
He says he wants to initiate offense in Orlando.
Lightning get Stralman with 5-year, $22.5M deal
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have landed a veteran to help them on the blue line.
Defenseman Anton Stralman was lured to the Lightning as a free agent on Tuesday with a $22.5 million, five-year contract.
He scored one goal and had 13 assists last season for the New York Rangers, and had five assists in 25 playoff games.
The 27-year-old Swede has 18 career goals and 112 points over seven seasons with the Rangers, Columbus and Toronto. Stralman had career highs with six goals and 34 points with the Blue Jackets during the 2009-10 season.
Gators and Hurricanes to renew hoops rivalry
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes will renew their rivalry in men's basketball with a home-and-home series to begin in Gainesville on Monday, Nov. 17.
Florida will visit Miami during the 2015-16 season.
The teams' most recent meeting came in the 2009 NIT, when Florida won 74-60 in Gainesville. Their most recent home-and-home series ended in December 2005.
Florida leads the series 45-22.
SEC-ATHLETES OF YEAR
UK's Reed, Florida's Rogers SEC athletes of year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky baseball player AJ Reed and Florida softball player Hannah Rogers have been named the league's male and female athletes of the year.
The SEC athletic directors voted on the awards, released on Tuesday.
Reed won several national player of the year awards after leading the nation with 23 home runs and topping the SEC with 12 wins as a pitcher. He is the first player in league history to lead the conference in homers and wins.
Rogers led Florida to its first national championship in softball. She was named the Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player after earning four complete-game wins with three shutouts and a save.
She finished her college career as the NCAA's active career leader with 127 wins, including a 30-8 record as a senior.
Gulfstream to race from December to September
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gulfstream Park will expand its racing meet after receiving regulatory approval on an agreement to end competition with nearby Calder Race Course.
Gulfstream is expected to hold at least 190 days of racing from December to September each year. Calder will be open for racing for 40 days in October and November, and Gulfstream will operate that meet under a six-year lease arrangement.
Simulcasting will no longer be offered at Calder under terms of the deal, which takes effect immediately.
Calder said the agreement is in the best interest of South Florida racing. Gulfstream, owned by the Stronach Group, went head to head in the summer with Calder for the first time last year and did much better business.