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Dodgers tie MLB home HRs record in 3-2 win over Reds

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — No team in major league history has homered in more consecutive home games than these Los Angeles Dodgers. They only got one against Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds, and it was all they needed. A.J. Pollock hit a three-run homer in the ...

Carrasco K’s 12, Indians sweep Mariners with 1-0 win

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — After one of the worst starts of his career, Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco spent several days tinkering to try and find solution. All it took was Carrasco picking up his tempo and believing in what he was throwing. "The last game I didn't have ...

Pederson’s HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's homer stole the show early against his former Los Angeles teammates. But Joc Pederson had the last word for the Dodgers. Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, pointing into the Dodger dugout and thumping his ...

Ozuna, Cardinals power past Reds 9-5 for split in Mexico

By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ Associated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — For Marcell Ozuna, the atmosphere in the Estadio de Beisbol de Monterrey made it feel like a home game. Not in St. Louis, but back in the Dominican Republic. Ozuna hit two home runs and Matt Carpenter connected for a tiebreaking ...

Gore pinch-runs, speeds home as Royals sweep Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Terrance Gore has carved out a most unusual big league career, one that's had him on base more often than in the batter's box. In an era marked by big swingers and advanced analytics, Gore showed Sunday that a speed specialist can have plenty of value in the late ...

Is there really a quarterback competition at Ohio State?

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New coach Ryan Day is doing his best to convince everyone there's a quarterback competition at Ohio State. He contends redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who spent last season rehabbing a knee injury, has a chance to beat out the ...

Dietrich, Reds beat Wainwright, Cardinals 5-2 in Mexico

By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ Associated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — There were fireworks this time, too, after Derek Dietrich homered. Fortunately for Dietrich and the Cincinnati Reds, it was all in good fun. Dietrich hit a tiebreaking homer off Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning and added a ...

Bailey pitches 7 strong innings, Royals beat Indians 3-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Homer Bailey has endured some tough times since he pitched no-hitters in 2012 and 2013. He showed flashes of nearly that kind of dominance in his latest start. Bailey pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 ...

Vela’s late goal sends unbeaten LAFC past Cincinnati 2-0

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela and Los Angeles FC are both off to incredible starts to the season. Although the star forward and his teammates both had to work a little harder to keep it up Saturday night, they got it done in style. Vela scored his eighth ...

Reds end 8-game skid, drub Marlins 14-0 with 5 HRs

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Bell had an unfamiliar vantage point — a booth far away from the field — to watch his struggling Reds end their slump at long last. Matt Kemp started Cincinnati's spree of three consecutive homers, Luis Castillo dominated ...

Cavs coach Drew uncertain about future after tough season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew survived one of his most challenging seasons as a coach. He's not sure he wants another one — or if he'll even get it. Before Cleveland's season finale against Charlotte on Tuesday night, Drew said "let's hope not" when asked if ...

4 Cleveland HRs power Kluber past Tigers for 5th win in row

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Now down three key players in the season's early going, the Cleveland Indians reclaimed their usual spot at the top of the AL Central on Tuesday. Corey Kluber earned his first win of the season in his third start, powered by four home runs that ...

Busio, Sporting KC tie FC Cincinnati 1-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gianluca Busio scored for the second consecutive game to help Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sunday. A 16-year-old homegrown, Busio made his third MLS start and has three goals in 367 career minutes. Kelyn Rowe played an arcing pass from near ...

Bobrovsky comes back strong in Blue Jackets’ playoff chase

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Through an odd, erratic season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, nobody has had a bumpier ride than star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. A high-profile contract issue, a slump, a disciplinary suspension and a humiliating healthy scratch. That ...

Aldridge’s double-double paces Spurs to 112-90 win over Cavs

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs, who are in a three-team scramble to determine playoff seeding in the Western Conference, extended Cleveland's losing streak to nine games by beating the Cavaliers 112-90 ...

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians top Jays 3-1 for sweep

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped Sunday only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings. Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one hit to lead the Cleveland Indians over the ...

Curry moves up Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason. Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors' turnovers and ...

Blue Jackets edge Rangers in shootout to earn playoff spot

By VIN A. CHERWOO AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets didn't get discouraged after giving up the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation. They kept their focus and won in a shootout to clinch the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Artemi Panarin ...

Santana’s ‘sweet home’ run gives Indians 3-2 win over Jays

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana touched the plate and was swept up in the arms of his teammates. This was no ordinary home run. This one meant so much more. Days after passing a test to become a U.S. citizen, Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning ...

Musgrove outduels Gray, Pirates hand Reds 3rd shutout in row

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Whatever chance the Pittsburgh Pirates have of elbowing their way into the conversation in the NL Central hinges largely on their starting rotation living up to the hype. A week in, all that talk looks legit. Playing the struggling ...