Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press - Tucson News Now

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press

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SEATTLE (AP) - Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm last night. Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak in league history.

PHOENIX (AP) - Aaron Hill drove in three runs and made a game-ending diving stop, Miguel Montero hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers last night. Eury De la Rosa (2-0) got the final two outs in the inning and Arizona rallied when Phil Coke (1-2) walked two in the bottom half after being hit by a line drive.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Cody Ross on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain and recalled outfielder Alfredo Marte from Triple-A Reno. Ross hit .238 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 66 games this season after returning from a dislocated hip in 2013.

DENVER (AP) - Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 last night. Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson homered for the Rockies, who have lost seven straight and remain tied with Texas for the worst record in the majors.

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