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Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Hunter Greene was selected by Cincinnati as a pitcher, while Brendan McKay's bat attracted Tampa Bay. And in a Major League Baseball draft stocked with two-way talents at the top, the first-place Minnesota Twins went another way ...

Cuban shortstop Jose Garcia to get $5M bonus from Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cuban shortstop Jose Israel Garcia will receive a $5 million signing bonus as part of his minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. As part of the agreement announced Saturday with the 19-year-old, the Reds will pay Garcia $1.5 million when the agreement is approved ...

Cordero’s home run, Padres’ hit barrage overwhelm Reds

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franchy Cordero got his big chance last month when three San Diego Padres outfielders went down with injuries. Cordero, who made his major league debut on May 27, has responded with several good performances, none bigger than in a 9-3 victory Monday night against the ...

Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whether it's his lightning quick dribble, supreme confidence that doesn't seem to waver or ability to score from almost anywhere on the court, Kyrie Irving seems to be at his best when things look the bleakest for the Cleveland ...

Seager, Dodgers rally for 9-7 win against Reds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers got back in the game with a little patience, and then Corey Seager finished the rally with one big swing. Seager capped Los Angeles' six-run eighth inning with his first career grand slam, helping the Dodgers sweep the Cincinnati Reds with a 9-7 ...

Carrasco, bullpen lead Indians past White Sox 4-2

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got the Cleveland Indians to the sixth inning, and Andrew Miller and company took over from there. Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen combined for 3 2/3 innings of one-hit relief, helping the Indians top the Chicago White ...

Freeland helps Rockies beat Indians 8-1 for 4th straight win

By BRENT W. NEW, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland was in command on the mound. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon took care of the rest. Freeland pitched 6 1/3 effective innings, Arenado drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cleveland Indians 8-1 on Wednesday for ...

Scooter ends HR spree, but Reds rally to beat Cardinals 6-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett didn't have any more homers in that tan bat. Instead, another Cincinnati utility player hit the ball a long way and decided a game. St. Louis kept Gennett in check a day after his four-homer game , but Patrick Kivlehan had a ...

Cavs’ best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving couldn't be stopped. J.R. Smith finally got started. The Cleveland Cavaliers were so much better than in the previous two games. They're just not good enough to beat what may be one of the NBA's best ...

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kluszewski. Robinson. Bench. Perez. Junior. All of them can just scooter on down the list of great Cincinnati slugfests. A diminutive infielder has done all of them one better. Scooter Gennett put on the greatest home run show in franchise ...

Cavs ignore last year’s comeback after another 0-2 hole

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals. Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James' focus is on figuring out ...

‘A long, strange trip’: Thad Matta out as Ohio State coach

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thad Matta is out as Ohio State's basketball coach, with the Buckeyes having missed the last two NCAA Tournaments amid an exodus of players. Matta, who has coached the team for 13 seasons, also cited his health at a news conference ...

Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Brown happily slid into his normal seat to coach Steve Kerr's left for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. For the first time in weeks the Warriors were whole again. Brown has moved before — not always so willingly — and over the next few ...

Emotions of US Open qualifying include those not there

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The range of emotions was to be expected when some 750 players were spread across 10 cities to compete for 53 spots in the U.S. Open. Only that wasn't limited to the final stage of U.S. Open qualifying. Or even the golf course. "It ...

Rockies pound Indians 11-3

By DENNIS GEORGATOS, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Rookie pitcher Antonio Senzatela got things rolling for the Colorado Rockies with both his arm and bat. Senzatela hit a three-run double for the Rockies' first runs of the game, Mark Reynolds homered twice to drive in five runs, and ...

Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Summerhays managed to walk a relatively straight and narrow path at the Memorial, and it took him to an unlikely position going into the final round. He started with a five-shot deficit. He ended with a three-shot lead. All ...

Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tyronn Lue has a new No. 1 priority for LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals: Stop the ball. First and foremost, then make sure Golden State's sharpshooters have a hand in their face. Translation: Do ...

Adams’ slam, solo shot in 12th send Braves over Reds 6-5

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Adams feels comfortable at Great American Ball Park, and it showed again in one of those games that just wouldn't end. Adams hit his first career grand slam and connected again for a solo shot in the 12th inning on Saturday, powering the ...

Mesoraco homers in 10th, Reds rally for 3-2 win over Braves

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Devin Mesoraco brought an 0-for-15 slump with him to the plate in the 10th inning. He busted out with his first game-ending homer. Eugenio Suarez scored the tying run in the ninth on Jim Johnson's wild pitch, and Mesoraco led off the 10th with ...

Nicklaus willing to fit Memorial in the schedule puzzle

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — It's not as simple as shifting a couple of tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule. The concept of moving the PGA Championship from August to May is gaining traction, even though there are so many other pieces of the puzzle that PGA Tour ...