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Reds avoid sweep with 3-0 win against A’s

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark has been so effective since tinkering with his mechanics and going with a quicker delivery that the Cincinnati right-hander realized things were off when he slowed down in the fourth inning. It didn't take long for ...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 ...

Anderson chases Bauer after tweet; ChiSox rout Indians 9-1

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tweeted a playful message to Tim Anderson earlier in the day. Anderson replied in kind, then chased the All-Star pitcher after his worst start this season. Anderson hit a two-run single in the sixth inning that ended Bauer's ...

Bees circle, Senzel homers twice as Reds swarm Giants 12-4

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bees swarmed home plate. A rookie hit two homers. A third baseman wound up pitching. Reds batters got plunked at a record rate in a lopsided win. Bruce Bochy sure has some memories from his final game at Great American Ball Park. Nick Senzel ...

AP source: Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers experimented with a successful European coach a few years ago with mixed results. They may try it again. Cleveland has scheduled an interview this week with San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, a person familiar with the ...

Buzzed: Swarm of bees forces delay to Giants-Reds game

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy's last game in Cincinnati created more buzz than anyone imagined. A swarm of bees circled above the backstop screen shortly before the start of the Giants' game against the Reds on Monday, prompting an ...

Indians’ Kluber breaks right forearm in 4-2 loss to Marlins

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Kluber (2-3) ...

Reds edge Mets 1-0 with another home run off Diaz in 9th

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom was back in 2018 form — and so were his New York Mets teammates. José Iglesias homered off Edwin Diaz with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 1-0 victory Wednesday night as the Mets wasted seven ...

Bengals keep WR John Ross, give him important role

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross read the reports that the Bengals were trying to trade him ahead of the draft. Not only did they keep him, they decided not to add any receivers, leaving Ross with an even higher profile heading into his third season. Still here, ...

Przybylko, Picault each score, Union beat FC Cincinnati 2-0

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko and Fabrice-Jean Picault scored seven minutes apart in the second half and the Philadelphia Union beat expansion FC Cincinnati 2-0 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (5-3-2) moved atop the Eastern Conference for a three-way tie with D.C. United and the ...

Winker’s homer off Diaz in 9th lifts Reds over Mets 5-4

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Winker thought back to the start of this season, when he returned from shoulder surgery and went hitless in his first 14 at-bats and 23 of 24. His Cincinnati Reds teammates told him not to worry. "They said it's eight games, nine ...

Long 3-run blast by Chirinos lifts Astros over Indians 4-1

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Robinson Chirinos wasn't pleased when the Cleveland Indians intentionally walked Josh Reddick to bring him to the plate with two on and two out in the seventh inning Sunday night. He took his emotions out on the ball, knocking the ...

AP source: Browns plan to sign Scottish punter as free agent

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns are signing undrafted Scottish free agent punter Jamie Gillan from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Browns brought Gillan in for a workout before the NFL draft. They ...

Braves pitching, Puig error add up to 3-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — With clutch hitting virtually non-existent, Atlanta's pitching and Yasiel Puig's leaky defense made the difference for the Braves on Wednesday night. Ozzie Albies homered on the game's first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Puig's fifth-inning error, ...

Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins 6-2

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona showed off his skills as a prognosticator before Wednesday's game against Miami. Asked about Jose Ramirez's slow start to the season, which saw the AL MVP candidate the last two seasons batting .157 with one ...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team ...

Rooney, Hamid lead DC United past Crew 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored in the 27th minute, Bill Hamid had his fifth shutout of the season and D.C. United beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. D.C. United (5-2-2) ended an 11-game winless stretch at Columbus, getting its first victory since August 18, 2007. ...

Reds beat Padres 4-2, extend winning streak to 3 games

By JAY PARIS Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo wasn't sharp, but it was hard to tell. "It's a pretty nice luxury when you don't have you best stuff and you strike out nine and walk one," Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart said. Castillo matched a season high ...

Acuña’s late double rallies Braves, who split with Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's comeback got upstaged by one from Atlanta. Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-run double highlighted a five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Braves stormed back to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the second game of a ...

Hall of Famer, Former Bengals Coach Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg was remembered Wednesday as a gentle giant who was as comfortable playing Barbie dolls with his daughter as he was playing football for Vince Lombardi. Gregg died Friday at age 85 after a long fight with ...