CINCINNATI (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Alfredo Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 yesterday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs. Goldschmidt's 19th homer off Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks two of three in the series. Simon has gone 0-3 since his first All-Star selection. Didi Gregorius added a two-run homer in the ninth.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement yesterday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36. The left-handed hitting infielder, on the disabled list since June 9 because of a sprained left knee, spent 13 seasons with the Oakland Athletics, two with the New York Yankees and was in his second season with Arizona. This season, he hit .246 with three homers and eight RBIs in 69 at-bats.
(AP) - Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak. To equal that mark, the Mercury need to win two more games, starting with defending champion Minnesota tonight.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Just ask him. Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract - five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed - he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals news conference announcing the new deal yesterday.
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