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AP source: Cavs to make offer to keep Kyle Korver

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Unable to chase any high-profile free agents, the Cavaliers want to retain one of their own. With an eye on closing the gap on Golden State after losing in the NBA Finals, the Cavs will extend a contract offer to free agent forward Kyle ...

Braun starts Brewers’ 6-HR barrage for 11-3 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Braun's homer was as close as could be, smacking into the screen alongside the left field foul pole — a modest start to Milwaukee's big night. Braun began Milwaukee's six-homer barrage , hitting the first of three off Homer Bailey, and ...

Votto homers as Reds beat Brewers 8-6

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto bolstered his case for the All-Star Game with another big swing. Votto hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth inning, helping the last-place Cincinnati Reds top the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 on Tuesday night. "I do think Votto should be on the All-Star team," ...

Indians manager Francona hospitalized, to return Wednesday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month. The Indians said doctors for now have ruled out major health issues and Francona will be monitored the next several weeks. The 58-year-old Francona ...

Beltre’s 9th-inning homer lifts Rangers past Indians 2-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Adrian Beltre had an extra reason to celebrate moving up the all-time home run list. This latest shot also won a game. Beltre hit his 450th career homer, a solo drive in the ninth inning off Cody Allen that sent the Texas Rangers over the ...

Grichuk, Gyorko homer, lead Cardinals over Reds 8-2

By NATE LATSCH, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk looks good since his return from Triple-A. So does the St. Louis lineup. Grichuk homered for the second straight game and the Cardinals broke out the bats again for an 8-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. "I feel good ...

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night. Coming off a disheartening sweep to a division rival, Cleveland badly need a few runs. They got them, and then they kept on ...

Federico Higuain scores twice, Crew beat Impact 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night. Higuain has five goals in his last four MLS games. He leads the Crew (8-9-1) with nine. Higuain scored in the 17th minute on a free kick a few yards outside the ...

Taylor homers twice, Nats clobber Reds 18-3

By BENJAMIN STANDIG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With one of baseball's deepest and toughest lineups, the Washington Nationals showed why they lead the National League in hitting and scoring. Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk ...

Dozier’s home run lifts Twins past Indians 4-2

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Minnesota Twins aren't planning to go away in the AL Central. Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and Minnesota defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on ...

Cavaliers watch NBA draft as Billups watch continues

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — No pick. No picker. Unable to pull off a trade or move into the first round of the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't add any significant player Thursday or fill a major hole in their front office. A stumbling start to the offseason ...

Jackson has 3 hits, 3 RBIs to carry Indians past Orioles 6-3

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show against a Baltimore Orioles pitching staff that's poised to set a record for extended futility. Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBIs, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Indians ...

Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He's demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, ...

Machado hits 2 HRs, has 4 RBIs as Orioles beat Indians 6-5

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Another poor outing by their starting pitcher left the Baltimore Orioles facing an early three-run deficit and the prospect of another lopsided loss. Then Manny Machado took over. Machado went 4 for 4, homered twice and drove in four ...

Dickerson homers in Rays’ 6-5 win over Reds

By DICK SCANLON, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson helped the Tampa Bay Rays build up a big lead Tuesday night, and then they almost let one get away against the Cincinnati Reds. "You're going to take every win, but we better start cleaning it up, simple as that," ...

Almiron scores the go-ahead, Atlanta United tops Crew 3-1

By ANDY BUHLER, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a stretch of six games in 18 days, Atlanta United manager Tata Martino stressed the importance of managing minutes. "It's always important to try and give your guys as many minutes off as possible when you have so many games coming up," ...

Indians power past Twins into 1st place with 9-3, 6-2 sweep

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have had the Twins right where they wanted them for this pivotal midseason series. In Minnesota, actually. Lonnie Chisenhall hit two home runs in the second game after Jose Ramirez went deep twice in the opener, ...

4 Dodgers homers take edge off Rose honors, beat Reds 10-2

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Rose's powerhouse Cincinnati teams had a great rivalry with the Dodgers. Lately, it's all one-sided. Yasiel Puig hit two of the Dodgers' four homers, powering Los Angeles to a 10-2 victory on Saturday that took the edge off the Reds' ...

Reds activate Turner, recall Bonilla

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds reinstated catcher Stuart Turner from the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. The Reds optioned right-hander Jake Buchanan to Louisville and designated pitcher Asher Wojciechowski for ...

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As confetti fell on the court, LeBron James gave Kevin Durant a long embrace and congratulatory words before walking off the court with his head held high despite a fifth career NBA Finals loss. After averaging a triple-double over the ...