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Chicago’s Rodon throws no-hitter to beat Indians

CHICAGO — Carlos Rodon threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The left-hander retired his ...

Pirates knock off Padres and Musgrove, 5-1

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Wednesday night, beating Joe Musgrove in his first start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history. Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. ...

Prince leads Cavaliers’ win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Taurean Prince scored a season-high 25 points with six 3-pointers, Jarrett Allen had 15 points and eight rebounds in his first action since March 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Charlotte Hornets their third straight loss at home Wednesday night, 103-90. Kevin ...

Hurdling along

AUSTINTOWN — With track and field season in full swing, teams are beginning to set their sights a few weeks ahead toward the league and district meets. Howland met up with Fitch and Canfield at Fitch High School Tuesday to get some preparations in. “I thought overall we did very well,” ...

Bieber outpitches Giolito to beat White Sox

CHICAGO — Shane Bieber wasn’t sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list. Bieber pitched three-hit ball over nine innings for Cleveland while Lucas Giolito nearly matched him before the Indians broke through in the 10th to ...

Irish win Holy War

STRUTHERS — In what seemed like a marathon Tuesday afternoon at Bob Cene Park in Struthers, Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” probably would have been an appropriate song to add to the PA playlist between innings. That’s because there were a total of 14 total walks issued during the ...

Pirates chase Snell, down Padres, 8-4

PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings had three hits and three RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates chased Blake Snell in the first inning of an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The game lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes, and included 17 walks, seven hit batters and 27 runners left on ...

Trades start overhaul for disappointing Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — General manager Jarmo Kekalainen sees the overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets as “an opportunity to reload” rather than a rebuilding job. Whatever he wants to call it, the Blue Jackets already look different after the trade deadline. The offseason could bring even more big ...

Familiar face: Crisp named manager

NILES — Though no longer an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will be guided this summer by a name very familiar with Tribe fans. Coco Crisp, who played for the Indians from 2002-05 then again in 2016, was tabbed on Monday as the manager of the ...

Indians’ winning streak snapped

CHICAGO — Dallas Keuchel came through on short notice and Chicago’s struggling bullpen delivered a big assist. Adam Eaton hit another home run, too. After all that, it took an errant throw to propel the White Sox to one tight win. First baseman Yu Chang hit Yasmani Grandal with a throw ...

Clowney set for 2nd visit, report says

CLEVELAND — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. Continuing a pursuit that began with a contract offer Clowney turned down last year, Cleveland remains interested in signing the free agent defensive end, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated ...

Darvish, Padres dominate Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Yu Darvish allowed three hits over seven dominant innings, Wil Myers drove in five runs and the San Diego Padres extended their strong start with a 6-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Darvish (1-0), acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December in hopes of ...

Clase quickly steps up into role as closer

CLEVELAND — Seconds after the ball leaves Emmanuel Clase’s hand and streaks toward home plate, the eyes of everyone in Progressive Field quickly turn to the ballpark’s video scoreboard to see what pitch he threw and how fast it went. 101 mph cutter. 100 mph fastball. 91 mph ...

Pittsburgh adds Kings’ forward Carter

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter wasn’t planning on leaving Los Angeles. The veteran forward put down roots during a decade with the Kings, a highly successful run that included a pair of Stanley Cups. Then Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall called early Monday morning with an offer to chase ...

Bullpen fuels Tribe to sweep of Detroit

CLEVELAND — Logan Allen knows that if he or any of the Indians other starters get into any trouble, help is just a phone call away. Cleveland’s bullpen has been stellar. “Unbelievable,” he said. Allen recovered from a bumpy first inning to get his first win with Cleveland and the ...

Zion’s 38 helps New Orleans rally past Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Zion Williamson scored 38 points and Brandon Ingram had 27 points and eight assists in rallying the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-109 victory over the injury-plagued Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Williamson, who scored 25 points in the first half, fell one shy of his ...

Brubaker’s big day lifts Pirates

PITTSBURGH — JT Brubaker pitched into the sixth inning and had the first three RBIs of his career to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday. Brubaker (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk. His two-run single down the ...

Homer-happy Indians hit 5 HRs, cruise past Tigers

CLEVELAND — Aaron Civale allowed just three hits while dominating Detroit over 7 2/3 innings and was backed by five home runs, including Jordan Luplow’s three-run shot, as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Tigers 11-3 on Saturday night. Luplow narrowly missed a second three-run homer, ...

Pirates prospect shines in victory

PITTSBURGH — Mitch Keller’s stuff has never been in question. It’s a lack of command that sometimes handcuff the pitcher the Pittsburgh Pirates view as one of the cornerstones of what they’re trying to build around. The 25-year-old has been searching for it all spring, with little ...

Saturday highlights

BASEBALL Niles’ Kolton Christopher struck out eight and allowed just two hits in the Red Dragons’ 12-1, five-inning victory over Campbell. Zack Leonard added three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Newton Falls’ Holden Hanzel went for 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two doubles to ...