Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Suter's agent says the Nashville Predators defenseman will be hitting the NHL's free agent market. Free agency opens at noon today with Suter heading a short list of marquee players expected to be available. Also potentially on that list is New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two runs, Mark Buehrle pitched seven strong innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 yesterday for their third straight win. Hunter Pence homered and had three hits for the Phillies, who have lost four straight.
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Minor won for just the second time in 12 starts and the Atlanta Braves overcame 104-degree heat to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 yesterday. Braves officials reported no major health problems among the announced crowd of 26,491. The team credited eight free water stations at Turner Field with helping fans cool off.
ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg left his start yesterday after just three innings because of heat-related issues. Strasburg didn't return to begin the fourth against Atlanta, tying for the shortest outing of his 33-start career. Chien-Ming Wang replaced Strasburg.