Last Update on September 02, 2015 01:13 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies pulled off the fourth triple play in team history this afternoon, but it wasn't enough to win the opener of their day-night doubleheader with Arizona.
Phil Gosselin belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs to lead the Diamondbacks' offense in a 6-4 victory at Colorado. Gosselin doubled home a run in the third and broke it home with a blast that put Arizona ahead 6-2 in the seventh.
The triple play came in the ninth inning against one of the National League's top hitters. Shortstop Jose Reyes grabbed a line drive off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt and threw to second baseman D.J. LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-hyoo) before first baseman Ben Paulsen took the relay toss for the third out.
UNDATED (AP) -- Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox and will likely miss a couple of weeks. Both players were sent home from Tampa Bay after experiencing symptoms over the weekend. The Royals have reached out to players, coaches and their families to determine whether anyone else has had chickenpox or may be at risk.
The Royals also have activated All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and welcomed new outfielder Jonny Gomes in a series of moves. Gordon has been out since July 8, when he crumpled to the warning track while chasing down a fly ball in a game against Tampa Bay. He had spent eight games rehabbing in Omaha.
Gomes was acquired late Monday in a trade with Atlanta.
Also in the majors:
-- The Dodgers have reacquired outfielder Chris Heisey (HY'-see), getting him from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash considerations. Heisey started the season with the Dodgers, hitting .154 with no RBIs in 17 games before being designated for assignment on July 30. He is a .246 hitter with 50 homers and 147 RBIs in 560 games over six major league seasons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles is hoping to host the Summer Olympics for the third time.
Mayor Eric Garcetti says his city is "the world's greatest stage" as it prepares to win the 2024 Summer Olympics, calling it "a quest that Los Angeles was made for." The U.S. Olympic Committee announced that L.A. will be its bid city in an attempt to secure the Summer Games for the first time since it was in Atlanta 19 years ago. The International Olympic Committee will pick the host city in 2017.
USOC CEO Scott Blackmun announced the selection of L.A. replacing Boston, which pulled out of contention last month amid serious concerns of cost overruns and a groundswell of citizens against the proposal.
L.A. is up against Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany, and Budapest, Hungary, for the right to host the Games. L.A. hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York judge has reiterated that he'll rule by Friday whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension.
Judge Richard Berman will determine whether the NFL properly followed its collective bargaining agreement with players when it suspended Brady for his role in using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game. His order came out after an apparently new and bogus Twitter account with his photograph claimed he would rule this afternoon.
UNDATED (AP) -- Teams continue to pare rosters in anticipation of the new NFL season. The Miami Dolphins released punter Brandon Fields, opting to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee.
Fields made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8 yards is the fourth-highest in NFL history. He averaged 46.3 yards last season, but his net average of 38.6 ranked only 25th in the league.
In other NFL news:
-- The Green Bay Packers have some good news about their injury-stricken receiving corps. Packers receiver Randall Cobb hopes to be back for the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Bears after spraining his shoulder in a preseason game last week against Philadelphia. Green Bay wideout Jared Abbrederis returned to practice after being cleared from a concussion from the first day of camp in late July.
-- The agent for NFL return specialist and receiver Jalen Saunders says the second-year pro has been traded from the Saints to the Patriots for a conditional draft pick. The 22-year-old Saunders saw his first NFL action with the New York Jets and Saints last season.
-- Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews and linebacker Brooks Reed have been ruled out for Thursday's preseason finale against Baltimore, and the team has parted ways with injured guard-center Peter Konz.
-- Chiefs coach Andy Reid says tight end Travis Kelce will miss the preseason finale Thursday night against St. Louis after spraining an ankle in practice earlier this week. Reid says Kelce would be able to play if it were the regular season.
-- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') says his ailing throwing elbow does not need surgery, telling reporters that he's had to manage elbow soreness since his freshman year in college. Manziel hasn't thrown a pass since his elbow flared up during practice Aug. 23 and has been shut down from playing in Cleveland's final two exhibition games.
-- Jace Amaro's shoulder injury is worse than initially expected. The New York Jets placed the second-year tight end on season-ending injured reserve with a torn labrum in his left shoulder after he was hurt in the preseason opener.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Second seeds Roger Federer and Simona Halep (HA'-lehp) were among the first-round winners at the U.S. Open this afternoon.
Federer dropped just five games in his straight-sets victory. Halep was leading 6-2, 3-0 when Marina Erakovic retired.
Other winners included women's fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) and men's No. 6 Tomas Berdych. Women's sixth seed Lucie Safarova and men's No. 11 Gilles Simon (zhihlz see-MOHN') were dispatched.