• Houston Astros' Teoscar Hernandez is congratulated by A.J. Reed after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    Fister, Hernandez lead Astros to 3-1 win over Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Houston Astros got a glimpse of their future while veteran Doug Fister helped keep them in the pennant race in the present.

  • Pirates give infielder Freese 2-year, $11 million contract

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder David Freese has signed a two-year, $11 million contract that takes him through the 2018 season.

  • Panama's Joaquin Tejada (12) celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off Australia's Clayton Campbell during the second inning of an International pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Panama beats Australia 3-2 in LLWS on walk-off walk

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Esmith Pineda and Carlos Gonzalez combined to strike out 14 and Jose Torres had a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning to give Panama a 3-2 victory over Australia on Monday in the Little League World Series.

  • Bend, Oregon pitcher Isaiah Jensen (7) delivers during the second inning of a consolation baseball game against Italy at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Oregon tops Italy 6-2 in LLWS consolation game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Isaiah Jensen allowed just two hits and no earned runs in 4 1/3 innings to help Bend, Oregon beat Emilia, Italy 6-2 on Monday in a consolation game of the Little League World Series.

  • Eagles sign linebacker Stephen Tulloch

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have signed veteran middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch.

  • Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Bellefonte, Pa. The second day of Sandusky’s appeal hearing is getting underway on Monday. The former Penn State assistant football coach insists he’s innocent and is seeking to have his 45-count conviction thrown out or to get a new trial. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)

    Jerry Sandusky’s appeals hearing on sex conviction continues

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A man who says he was the boy observed being sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State shower more than 15 years ago gave conflicting statements to authorities and was considered to lack credibility, investigators said during an appeal hearing Monday.

  • Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon scores on a wild pitch in front of Pittsburgh Pirate' Ryan Vogelsong in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    Hottest team coming into weekend, Pirates get swept

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The hottest team in the majors coming into their weekend series, the Pittsburgh Pirates got swept.

  • St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Mike Leake (8) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Leake strong, Cardinals hit 4 homers to rout Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings and hit a two-run single and the St. Louis Cardinals homered four times Sunday to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley (26) is congratulated by third base coach Chris Woodward (45) as he rounds the bases with a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

    Utley homers to back Urias in Dodgers’ 4-0 win over Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Chase Utley homered on the fourth pitch of the game, 20-year-old Julio Urias won his third straight decision and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 to stop a three-game losing streak.

  • St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Luke Weaver (62) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Luke Weaver, Cardinals fall to Phillies, 4-2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Luke Weaver is learning that he doesn’t need to be so perfect.