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Indians rally for five in the 9th, beat Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Roberto Perez and Greg Allen homered for Cleveland during a five-run ninth inning as the Indians rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Tuesday. Jordan Luplow added a two-run double after Cleveland tied it and Brad Hand survived a bit of a shaky ninth for his 14th save, ...

Dietrich, Reds go long on Bucs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Dietrich was describing his three-homer game for the media when Scooter Gennett walked past and put it in a slightly different perspective. “Anybody can hit three, Derek,” said Gennett, who did him one better in 2017. No, Dietrich’s latest big game didn’t ...

Steelers’ Boswell aims past bumpy kicks

PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell doesn’t do panic. So rather than blow up his offseason routine following a nightmarish 2018 in which the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker struggled to find the form that made him a Pro Bowler in 2017 — a mini meltdown that contributed to his team’s failure to ...

Local golfer earns Hall of Fame status

The first four-year letterman in Champion High School golf history now has another honor to add to his collection. George Allen was named this year to the Ohio Public Golf Association Hall of Fame. “It’s a great feat,” Allen said. “They only nominate one golfer per year. I think it ...

Red Sox trounce Indians

BOSTON — Cleveland reliever Oliver Perez broke a spike loose on his shoe, and three batters later, the Boston Red Sox broke the game open. Sandy Leon hit a three-run homer off Perez after he caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Red Sox beat the ...

Pirates, Reds split high-scoring twinbill

CINCINNATI — Jose Iglesias has been drawing rave reviews all season for his nifty glove work. He contributed nicely at the plate Monday, too. The slick-fielding Iglesias hit his first career grand slam off Mitch Keller in the right-hander’s major league debut, and the Cincinnati Reds ...

Rays continue rolling; Indians are reeling

CLEVELAND — Austin Meadows made sure the Tampa Bay Rays kept flying high Sunday. Meadows led off the game with a home run and was 4 for 4 with three RBIs, leading the Rays over the reeling Cleveland Indians 6-3. Tampa Bay (31-19) is a season-high 12 games over .500 after taking three of ...

Dodgers complete sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ decision to give Justin Turner a breather Saturday paid off nicely. Not that the Pirates were putting up much of a fight. Turner had five hits after taking a rest, Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive ...

Buckeyes win Big Ten

OMAHA, Neb. — Griffan Smith and Andrew Magno combined to hold down Nebraska’s offense, and Ohio State mustered just enough of its own to beat the Cornhuskers 3-1 in the Big Ten Tournament championship game Sunday. The seventh-seeded Buckeyes (35-25), who had to scramble to make the ...

Amateurs see action in Liberty fight show

LIBERTY — The next generation is everything and at the Metroplex in Liberty Saturday night the next wave of young fighters took center stage at the South Side Boxing Club’s “Battle on Belmont.” A total of seven amateur fighters from Youngstown competed in the event put together by ...

Forecast just delays another Cleveland loss

CLEVELAND — Charlie Morton returned to the clubhouse Saturday afternoon and waited. Then he waited some more, anticipating the arrival of thunderstorms that never materialized. The delay didn’t faze him, nor did it stop his career-best unbeaten streak. Morton struck out a season-high 10 ...

Dodgers’ doubles do in Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager both doubled and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers slugged their way past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday night. Max Muncy added two doubles for the Dodgers, who had eight two-base hits in all, the most in the major leagues this ...

Ready to collect

LIBERTY — The Youngstown area is a place of great history when it comes to the sport of boxing, and no other gym showcases the area’s talent like South Side Boxing Club. South Side Boxing Club trainer and promoter Jack Loew will present an event that includes a heavyweight pro debut for a ...

Tribe battles for ‘big’ win over Rays

CLEVELAND — Not pretty or polished, but perfect for the Indians. With their confidence sagging, they had to end a season-high losing streak if it meant battling, scratching or clawing their way to a win. They did all of that. Roberto Perez’s crawling infield single scored Francisco ...

Pro Bowler McCoy, Browns meet again

CLEVELAND — Gerald McCoy isn’t ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland’s facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated ...

Veteran defensive tackle McCoy visits Browns today

CLEVELAND — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they’ve come. The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if ...

Yarbrough, Rays handle Tribe, 7-2

CLEVELAND — Ryan Yarbrough handled Cleveland’s lineup into eighth inning in his first start this season and Kevin Kiermaier legged out a three-run, inside-the-park homer when two outfielders collided as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the slumping Indians 7-2 on Thursday night. Tommy Pham, ...

Bucs’ offense rolls past Rockies

PITTSBURGH — After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win. The offensive explosion was needed ...

Montas throws six scoreless innings, Athletics top Indians, 7-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — After making stops in three cities over 10 days on the road, Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics are headed home. And they’re bringing the longest active winning streak in the majors with them. Montas pitched six scoreless innings, Mark Canha homered and drove in ...

Bell’s blast not enough for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell reached the Allegheny River on the fly for the second time in two weeks, the only notable blemish for Colorado in its win over Pittsburgh. Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to put Colorado ahead 3-0 in the first inning. Bell then sent a changeup from Jon Gray ...