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Grichuk, Gyorko homer, lead Cardinals over Reds 8-2

By NATE LATSCH, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk looks good since his return from Triple-A. So does the St. Louis lineup. Grichuk homered for the second straight game and the Cardinals broke out the bats again for an 8-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. "I feel good ...

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night. Coming off a disheartening sweep to a division rival, Cleveland badly need a few runs. They got them, and then they kept on ...

Federico Higuain scores twice, Crew beat Impact 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night. Higuain has five goals in his last four MLS games. He leads the Crew (8-9-1) with nine. Higuain scored in the 17th minute on a free kick a few yards outside the ...

Taylor homers twice, Nats clobber Reds 18-3

By BENJAMIN STANDIG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With one of baseball's deepest and toughest lineups, the Washington Nationals showed why they lead the National League in hitting and scoring. Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk ...

Dozier’s home run lifts Twins past Indians 4-2

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Minnesota Twins aren't planning to go away in the AL Central. Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and Minnesota defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on ...

Cavaliers watch NBA draft as Billups watch continues

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — No pick. No picker. Unable to pull off a trade or move into the first round of the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't add any significant player Thursday or fill a major hole in their front office. A stumbling start to the offseason ...

Jackson has 3 hits, 3 RBIs to carry Indians past Orioles 6-3

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show against a Baltimore Orioles pitching staff that's poised to set a record for extended futility. Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBIs, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Indians ...

Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He's demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, ...

Machado hits 2 HRs, has 4 RBIs as Orioles beat Indians 6-5

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Another poor outing by their starting pitcher left the Baltimore Orioles facing an early three-run deficit and the prospect of another lopsided loss. Then Manny Machado took over. Machado went 4 for 4, homered twice and drove in four ...

Dickerson homers in Rays’ 6-5 win over Reds

By DICK SCANLON, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson helped the Tampa Bay Rays build up a big lead Tuesday night, and then they almost let one get away against the Cincinnati Reds. "You're going to take every win, but we better start cleaning it up, simple as that," ...

Almiron scores the go-ahead, Atlanta United tops Crew 3-1

By ANDY BUHLER, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a stretch of six games in 18 days, Atlanta United manager Tata Martino stressed the importance of managing minutes. "It's always important to try and give your guys as many minutes off as possible when you have so many games coming up," ...

Indians power past Twins into 1st place with 9-3, 6-2 sweep

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have had the Twins right where they wanted them for this pivotal midseason series. In Minnesota, actually. Lonnie Chisenhall hit two home runs in the second game after Jose Ramirez went deep twice in the opener, ...

4 Dodgers homers take edge off Rose honors, beat Reds 10-2

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Rose's powerhouse Cincinnati teams had a great rivalry with the Dodgers. Lately, it's all one-sided. Yasiel Puig hit two of the Dodgers' four homers, powering Los Angeles to a 10-2 victory on Saturday that took the edge off the Reds' ...

Reds activate Turner, recall Bonilla

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds reinstated catcher Stuart Turner from the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. The Reds optioned right-hander Jake Buchanan to Louisville and designated pitcher Asher Wojciechowski for ...

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As confetti fell on the court, LeBron James gave Kevin Durant a long embrace and congratulatory words before walking off the court with his head held high despite a fifth career NBA Finals loss. After averaging a triple-double over the ...

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 ...