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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 ...