• Japan's Shingo Tomita (10) leaps on home plate and celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run off Lewisberry, Pa.'s Jaden Henline in the third inning of the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo won the Little League World Series on Sunday, pounding out 22 hits and overcoming an eight-run first-inning deficit to beat Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 18-11.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Morton struggles as Rockies beat Pirates 5-0

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton cruised through three no-hit innings Sunday. But, as often happens to the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander, his outing unraveled in the fourth.

  • San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Shields pitched seven innings for his first road win since May, and the San Diego Padres hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

  • Texas beats Mexico 6-4 in Little League consolation game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Issac Garcia hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help Pearland, Texas, beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 6-4 in Sunday’s consolation game of the Little League World Series.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Aramis Ramirez, right, is greeted by Andrew McCutchen (22) after driving him and Josh Harrison, center, in with a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can’t really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall.

  • Lewisberry, Pa. players celebrate after the game-winning hit by Chayton Krauss (25) during the sixth inning of the United States Championship baseball game against Pearland, Texas at the Little League World Series tournament, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Lewisberry won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Pennsylvania beats Texas 3-2 at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game in front of a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans.

  • Participants in the Philly Naked Bike Ride paint each other before riding in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thousands in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. (Serge Levin/Metro via AP)

    Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

  • Japan's Yugo Aoki (4) scores the game-winning run on a walk-off, bases loaded, fielder'2s choice by Koki Jo during the seventh inning of the International championship baseball game against Mexico at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Japan won 1-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Japan beats Mexico 1-0 at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Yugo Aoki singled for Tokyo’s first hit in the seventh inning, and then scored on a fielder’s choice to help Japan beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 on Saturday for a spot in the championship game of the Little League World Series.

  • New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) takes Carlos Torres (72) out of the baseball game during the 10th inning against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Mets’ 7-game winning ends, Red Sox win 6-4 in 10 innings

    NEW YORK (AP) — If this had been a playoff game, New York Mets manger Terry Collins would have let Matt Harvey pitch one more inning. But it wasn’t, so he took his ace out after the sixth.

  • Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Kennedy, Padres fall to Phillies, 7-1

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ian Kennedy continued to pitch well in August, but the Padres’ offense couldn’t generate enough offense to back him.