CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. Leake (8-9) had a single off the glove of diving third baseman Martin Prado that drove in a run in the second off Trevor Cahill (1-8), who has yet to win as a starter this season.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Diamondbacks called up right-hander Bo Schultz to help their tired bullpen yesterday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds. Schultz was on the opening day roster and appeared in one game before being optioned to Triple-A Reno on March 29.
PHOENIX (AP) - Diana Taurasi scored 17 points to help the Phoenix Mercury cruise to their 16th straight win, 90-69 over the Los Angeles Sparks last night. The win gave Phoenix (22-3) the second-longest win streak in league history, passing Houston's 15-game streak in 1998 and moving two games shy of the WNBA mark of 18 straight by Los Angeles in 2001. Brittney Griner added 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the Mercury.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says center Lyle Sendlein will be sidelined three weeks because of a calf injury. Sendlein hurt his left calf during the team's first practice in pads Monday. Ted Larsen will take Sendlein's spot with the first team.
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