Assistant Sports Editor
HOUSTON — Houston starter Erik Bedard had perhaps his best performance of the season on Wednesday night. When he left in the eighth inning, it quickly fell apart for the Astros.
OMAHA, Neb. — Aaron Slegers was really good. Unfortunately for Indiana, Matt Boyd was great.
OMAHA, Neb. — In the kind of pitchers' duel the College World Series hadn't seen in three decades, Matt Boyd was just a bit superior to Aaron Slegers.
BOSTON — Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster received plenty of support from his manager Wednesday night. What would really help is if he got a little more help from Boston's hitters.
CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 starts without a loss by shutting out the Reds in the second game of their series. With another shutout within reach, they had one of their own pitching streaks busted.
SYDNEY — Masters champion Adam Scott has entered November's Australian Open at Royal Sydney, meaning he'll play at least three times in four weeks Down Under - and possibly all four.
NEW YORK — The hits kept coming and Phil Hughes was having trouble figuring out what to do. The Yankees' batters were searching for answers of their own against Chris Capuano.
TORONTO — Life without All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki isn't going too well for the Colorado Rockies.
PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon blew another save, and then his fuse.
ATLANTA — The losses keep coming for Shaun Marcum.
HOUSTON — Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and Aramis Ramirez added a solo shot in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth, and Brandon Philips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning on Wednesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina hit his fifth home run and Jake Westbrook pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night.
OMAHA, Neb. — Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11 and Oregon State made a fourth-inning sacrifice fly stand for a 1-0 victory over Indiana in the College World Series on Wednesday night.
BOSTON — Desmond Jennings homered, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their drought at Fenway Park, beating the Red Sox 6-2 Wednesday night.