Around baseball: Bud Selig not willing to budge on Pete Rose

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As his term winds down, baseball commissioner Bud Selig hasn’t changed his outlook on Pete Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling.

Selig visited Cincinnati yesterday for the opening of an urban youth academy, then drove down Pete Rose Way to visit Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds Museum that contains many references to baseball’s hits leader.

Selig declined to talk about Rose’s chances for reinstatement before he leaves office in January, but he gave no indication that he was willing to lift his ban. He acknowledged that Rose still has a lot of support in his hometown.

“I have to do … what I think is in the best interests of this sport,” Selig said. “That transcends everything else.”

Selig will retire in January after 22 years as commissioner.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

 

Giants 10, Nationals 3: Joe Panik hit his first major league home run and had four hits, enabling visiting San Francisco to end Washington’s team record-tying 10-game winning streak. Panik’s first four-hit game was highlighted by his three-run shot in the fourth inning that put the Giants ahead to stay.

Mariners 5, Red Sox 3: Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth keyed a five-run rally, and Seattle sent host Boston to its sixth straight loss. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (5-4) held a 3-0 lead with two outs and a runner on first before the Mariners broke loose.

Notable

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will soon have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, according to multiple reports.

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