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Carrasco dominates, Indians blank White Sox again

By MATT SCHOCH, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco can't help but wonder what could have been last year. Healthy and back in the Cleveland Indians rotation, at least he's picking up where he left off. Carrasco, who missed Cleveland's run to the World Series last season with an ...

Robles has 4th shutout as Red Bulls top Crew 2-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Luis Robles had two saves to earn his fourth shutout and Alex Muyl scored early to spark the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, leaving the teams tied atop the Eastern Conference standings. The Red Bulls (4-3-1) are unbeaten in ...

Contreras’ slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After a sputtering start, the Cubs' offense is finally rolling. And it's no surprise that they're breaking out at Great American Ball Park, a place that's just their style. Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and ...

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest ...

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his ...

Bauer, Santana lift Indians over Twins, 6-2

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Trevor Bauer's foot slipped on the mound with the bases loaded, causing him to balk in a run, his outing hung in the balance. The Cleveland Indians right-hander dug in, limited the damage and delivered his best performance of the ...

Orioles’ Hardy singles in 10th for 2-1 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Shutdown pitching and just enough hitting. The Baltimore Orioles found a way to squeeze out the close ones during an uplifting trip. J.J. Hardy singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning on Thursday night, and the Baltimore Orioles ...

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The puck fluttered into the net and the Columbus Blue Jackets thrust their arms into the air, certain they had tied the Pittsburgh Penguins early in the third period of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. One problem. They weren't ...

Matthews, Laine and Werenski are Calder Trophy finalists

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski and Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for NHL rookie of the year. The league announced the top three in voting Thursday ...

Ramirez, Tomlin pace Indians past Twins, 11-4

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Tomlin and Edwin Encarnacion broke out of a pair of season-long slumps for the Cleveland Indians. In doing so, they helped put the Minnesota Twins into their first skid of the year. Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and ...