Around baseball: Phillies lose after Manuel is fired

Saturday August 17, 2013 10:59 AM
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Chris Szagola | Associated Press
Charlie Manuel, above, the Phillies’ winningest manager, was fired and replaced by Ryne Sandberg.

Dodgers 4, Phillies 0: Zack Greinke allowed three hits into the eighth inning, and Hanley Ramirez homered as visiting Los Angeles spoiled Ryne Sandberg’s first game as Philadelphia’s manager last night.

The defeat capped a tumultuous and emotional day for Philadelphia. Charlie Manuel, the winningest manager in club history, was fired earlier in the day by general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who broke down when delivering the news.

Sandberg, a Hall of Famer and former Cubs second baseman who started his career in Philadelphia, was promoted from third-base coach to interim manager. But the Phillies, who have lost 20 of 24, didn’t play any differently for Sandberg. The Dodgers have won nine straight.

Manuel, 69, was in the final year of his contract and wanted to manage two or three more seasons.

“I never quit nothing and I didn’t resign,” Manuel said, making it clear he was pushed out the door.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

Royals 2-3, Tigers 1-0: James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in the second game, helping visiting Kansas City sweep Detroit. Kansas City won the first game as Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and pitched a combined two-hitter. Eric Hosmer homered in each game for the Royals.

Cubs 7, Cardinals 0: Jake Arrieta threw seven shutout innings, and Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs for host Chicago, which ended a four-game losing streak. The Cubs had been shut out in four of their past five home games — a streak dating to Aug. 3.

Pirates 6, Diamondbacks 2: Jose Tabata hit a two-run homer and rookie Gerrit Cole, pitching on eight days of rest, allowed two runs and five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings for host Pittsburgh.

Yankees 10, Red Sox 3: Alfonso Soriano had four RBI, and visiting New York won for the fifth time in six games. Boston has lost three straight. Soriano has 13 hits and 18 RBI in his past four games.

Report: A-Rod’s camp leaked documents

Members of Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, 60 Minutes reported yesterday.

Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news show said the leak occurred in February, days after the Miami New Times published documents implicating the Yankees star in the Biogenesis investigation.

In the Miami New Times documents, the names of Braun and one of Rodriguez’s teammates, catcher Francisco Cervelli, are redacted. 60 Minutes reported that members of Rodriguez’s camp leaked unredacted versions to Yahoo! Sports. Rodriguez’s attorney denied the allegations to 60 Minutes.

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