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Cabrera, Holland lead White Sox to 6-2 win over Indians

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Chicago White Sox have gotten off to a rough start offensively, Tim Anderson is confident the lineup will produce. Sunday was a step in that direction. Melky Cabrera drove in a pair of runs, Derek Holland tossed six strong ...

Bronson Arroyo goes 6 innings, leads Reds over Cubs 7-5

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With his high leg kick and below-the-radar breaking balls, Bronson Arroyo showed the Cubs a little old-style pitching. Who needs to throw 90 mph to beat the World Series champions? The 40-year-old righty gave his best performance yet in his ...

Pretrial hearing set for Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing is planned in the case of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, in Hamilton County. Municipal Court Judge Dwayne Mallory set a Monday morning hearing in the case. A felony charge of ...

Carrasco dominates, Indians blank White Sox again

By MATT SCHOCH, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco can't help but wonder what could have been last year. Healthy and back in the Cleveland Indians rotation, at least he's picking up where he left off. Carrasco, who missed Cleveland's run to the World Series last season with an ...

Robles has 4th shutout as Red Bulls top Crew 2-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Luis Robles had two saves to earn his fourth shutout and Alex Muyl scored early to spark the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, leaving the teams tied atop the Eastern Conference standings. The Red Bulls (4-3-1) are unbeaten in ...

Contreras’ slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After a sputtering start, the Cubs' offense is finally rolling. And it's no surprise that they're breaking out at Great American Ball Park, a place that's just their style. Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and ...

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest ...

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his ...

Bauer, Santana lift Indians over Twins, 6-2

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Trevor Bauer's foot slipped on the mound with the bases loaded, causing him to balk in a run, his outing hung in the balance. The Cleveland Indians right-hander dug in, limited the damage and delivered his best performance of the ...

Orioles’ Hardy singles in 10th for 2-1 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Shutdown pitching and just enough hitting. The Baltimore Orioles found a way to squeeze out the close ones during an uplifting trip. J.J. Hardy singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning on Thursday night, and the Baltimore Orioles ...

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The puck fluttered into the net and the Columbus Blue Jackets thrust their arms into the air, certain they had tied the Pittsburgh Penguins early in the third period of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. One problem. They weren't ...

Matthews, Laine and Werenski are Calder Trophy finalists

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski and Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for NHL rookie of the year. The league announced the top three in voting Thursday ...

Ramirez, Tomlin pace Indians past Twins, 11-4

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Tomlin and Edwin Encarnacion broke out of a pair of season-long slumps for the Cleveland Indians. In doing so, they helped put the Minnesota Twins into their first skid of the year. Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and ...

Reds’ Arroyo gets first win since 2014 behind Duvall’s slam

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — After missing two entire seasons, 40-year-old Bronson Arroyo got himself back in the win column Tuesday night. Adam Duvall hit his first career grand slam, Joey Votto had a two-run shot and Arroyo got his first victory in almost three ...

Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella hates the kind of music his players often blare in the dressing room. Still, he really wanted them to be able to hear it again. After the first three games of the playoff series with Pittsburgh, the Blue ...

Close call: Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Blown big leads. Defensive breakdowns. Bad shots. None of it means anything to LeBron James. The only score that matters is 2-0. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, Kevin Love added 27, James had 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided another ...

Salazar sends Indians to 3-1 series-opening win vs Twins

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The return for Michael Brantley to the middle of Cleveland's lineup has seen some promising early returns. The multi-skilled Indians left fielder is cautiously content. Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, ...

Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday's game than in their first two playoff games combined. That still wasn't enough to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dealt the Blue Jackets a third ...

Blue Jackets’ Werenski out for playoffs with face fracture

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the postseason because of a broken cheekbone. The Blue Jackets announced the decision Monday, one day after the 19-year-old rookie took a puck to the face on a shot by Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel that opened a gash on ...

Braun, Thames homer to power Brewers over Reds 4-2

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — That Ryan Braun torments the Cincinnati Reds is an old story. Eric Thames is just getting started. Braun hit a go-ahead, two-run homer, Thames added a solo shot for his fifth home run of the series and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Reds ...