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Dickerson hits 2 of Rays’ 5 homers in 6-4 win over Indians

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays went to the home run ball in Tuesday night's 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five homers, including a 449-foot blast that landed in the trees beyond the center ...

Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon’s 1,000th win

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon paired his 1,000th win with a glass of red wine made by Big Smooth wines out of Lodi, California. A nod to his past on a very sweet night. Slumping sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber homered to help the Cubs beat ...

Cincinnati Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones pleads guilty to 1 charge

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single misdemeanor charge from an altercation earlier this year, the latest in a history of off-the-field legal issues for the NFL veteran. Municipal Court Judge ...

Belt HR, Giants beat Reds 8-3 for 1st 3-game win streak

By RICK EYMER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt thinks the San Francisco Giants poor start is over. Putting up offensive numbers and getting on a winning streak can do wonders for self-assurance. Belt homered again and the Giants posted their first three-game winning ...

Kipnis homers twice in leadoff spot, Indians beat Twins 8-3

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis batting at the top of the order seems like a good fit for the Cleveland Indians. Kipnis, hitting leadoff for the first time this season, was 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs, and the Indians woke up from an offensive ...

Indians place Brandon Guyer on DL with left wrist injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist. Guyer underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed the sprain. Playing primarily against left-handed pitchers, Guyer is batting .182 with one homer and five RBIs in ...

Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation after diluted test

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers only defended his reputation on the first day of the Cleveland Browns' rookie mini-camp Covering wide receivers will happen soon enough. Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL's drug program for a diluted urine ...

Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano lead Twins over Indians 1-0

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ervin Santana has a simple explanation for his early season success. "I'm just trying to be me, trying to make it simple and have fun," the Twins right-hander said after allowing two hits in seven innings as the Minnesota beat Cleveland ...

Posey’s homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands. Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walkoff homer in San ...

Toronto FC sets club record with 5th straight win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tosaint Ricketts scored two late goals to help Toronto FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday night for its club-record fifth straight victory. Toronto (6-1-4) won its second straight road match and avenged its only loss of the season. Columbus (5-5-1) had won six ...

Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As the sports world salivates while awaiting a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is keeping his undefeated team focused on its next unknown opponent. And keeping an eye on the Warriors. "I'm always ...

Goins’ hit caps comeback as Blue Jays beat Indians 8-7

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A big hit by Ryan Goins gave the Blue Jays back-to-back series wins for the first time this season. Goins singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and Toronto rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on ...

No snoozing: Yankees pull all-nighter, beat Reds 10-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Yankees know how to pull an all-nighter and come up aces. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered, Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth consecutive start and New York shook off a long game and a short night's sleep, beating the Cincinnati Reds ...

Stroman, Pillar lead Jays past Indians 4-2 in ALCS rematch

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar is nicknamed Superman because of his penchant for all-out diving catches in the outfield. His latest might be the best he's ever made. Marcus Stroman pitched six shutout innings, Pillar made a sensational grab and the Toronto ...

Despite high mileage, James showing no signs of slowing down

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever. James averaged 26 points per game as Cleveland took down Toronto to win last year's ...

LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give ...

Clevinger, 4 Indians relievers combine to one-hit Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Clevinger had no apprehension turning over a one-run lead in the sixth inning to the Cleveland bullpen. Clevinger and four relievers combined for a one-hitter as the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Sunday. Carlos Santana had three hits, including an RBI ...

Feldman throws 4-hitter, Reds top Cueto, Giants 4-0 to sweep

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Feldman used every bit of his diplomatic and lobbying skills to earn a chance for those last three outs. The right-hander talked his way into pitching one more inning despite a high pitch count. He made quick work of the San Francisco ...

Reds ride extra-base barrage to 14-2 romp over Giants

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds haven't enjoyed an outburst like this in seven years. Adam Duvall, Patrick Kivlehan and Eugenio Suarez each hit a solo homer in the first three innings, and Cincinnati set a season high in runs for the second ...

Coach wins Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati on 7th try

CINCINNATI (AP) — A high school cross country coach has won Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon on her seventh running of the race. Kerry Lee captured the women's division in 2:53:55 on Sunday. The 42-year-old Lee was second last year, and in 2015, 2013 and 2011. She was third in 2012 and ...