Gee, Mets send D-Backs to 6th straight loss, 5-2
PHOENIX (AP) - Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.
Arizona finished an 0-6 homestand and dropped to 1-11 at Chase Field. At 4-14, the Diamondbacks are off to their worst 18-game start.
Gee (1-0) retired his first 14 batters, struck out three, walked none and threw 72 pitches. He also had an RBI groundout.
Anthony Recker hit a solo homer off Brandon McCarthy. Two errors led to the final two Mets runs in the ninth.
McCarthy (0-3) gave up three runs, nine hits and three walks - two intentional - in 5 2-3 innings.
Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt homered off Jose Valverde in the ninth.
Goodwin helps Suns to 104-99 win over Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.
The Suns outscored the Kings 33-25 in the fourth quarter to snap a three-game losing streak.
Marcus Morris had 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Suns. Twin Markieff Morris scored 15 points and Gerald Green 12.
Phoenix played without guard Goran Dragic (sore left ankle), who led the Suns in scoring and assists this season.
Ben McLemore had 31 points and five assists, both career highs, for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in seven games while playing starters Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas limited minutes.
ARIZONA ST-CARSON DECLARES
ASU's Carson declares for NBA draft
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jahii Carson has made it official: He's headed to the NBA.
The Arizona State point guard said before his sophomore season that it would be his last with the Sun Devils and he stayed true to his word by declaring for the NBA draft on Wednesday.
Carson spent three years at Arizona State, playing two after sitting out as an academic non-qualifier as a freshman.
The 5-foot-11 guard was a two-time All-Pac-12 first team selection and averaged 18.6 points, 4.6 assists and 4 rebounds while leading the Sun Devils to the NCAA tournament this year for the first time since 2009.
Though undersized, Carson is explosive and has a quick first step, leading to projections that he'll be picked in the second round of the June 26 NBA draft.
Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona detective says the DNA of former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them last year at a Tempe apartment.
Tempe police Detective Kevin Mace said at a hearing in Phoenix on Wednesday that Sharper's DNA was recovered from one of the women's clothing, but none of his DNA was found during an exam of the other victim.
Mace's testimony came at a hearing in which Sharper's lawyers are challenging the evidence used to keep him in an Arizona jail without bail.
A judge hasn't yet ruled on the issue and will continue the hearing Thursday.
Sharper hasn't yet entered a plea in the Arizona case, but his lawyers say he would deny the allegations.
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