MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 20 points to power the Minnesota Lynx past Phoenix 75-67 last night, snapping the Mercury's franchise-record 16-game win streak. Brittney Griner scored 18 points for the Mercury (22-4), who lost for the first time since June 12. The teams have clinched the top two spots in the West and home-court advantage in the first round. Phoenix, which won the first two matchups, had its lead for the top seed cut to 1 1/2 games. The Lynx visit the Mercury on Aug. 9.
PHOENIX (AP) - Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks selected infielder Andy Marte and recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno yesterday after making two trades. Arizona traded third baseman Martin Prado to the New York Yankees and sent outfielder Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee before the non-waiver trade deadline.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of minor leaguers. The Brewers added a left-handed bat and two-time Gold Glove winner yesterday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. The NL Central leaders are sending outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Anthony Banda to Arizona.
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