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Crew snap 4-game winless skid, beat Earthquakes 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Mike Grella scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew snapped a four-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Pedro Santos’ cross skirted past San Jose’s Magnus Eriksson and connected with Grella, who cut it back and …

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Segura, Cruz lead Mariners to 12-4 win over Indians

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Jean Segura hit a two-run homer and matched a career high with four RBIs, helping the Seattle Mariners rout the Cleveland Indians 12-4 on Saturday. Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager and Ryon Healy also connected in Seattle’s highest-scoring game of the season. Dee Gordon …

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Twins snap 8-game skid, beat Reds 3-1

By PATRICK DONNELLYAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jake Odorizzi pitched six strong innings, Mitch Garver homered and the Minnesota Twins snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Odorizzi (2-2) gave up one run and five hits. Fernando Rodney worked around two walks …

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Bengals turn back to offense in 4th round, take running back

By JOE KAYAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – The Bengals turned back to offense in the fourth round of the draft, filling their need for a backup running back. They picked up Mark Walton from Miami with the 112th overall pick. He missed most of last season with an injured …

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Browns select troubled Florida WR Callaway in 4th round

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns are taking a chance that Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway will stay out of trouble. Callaway, who has had numerous legal issues, was drafted by Cleveland in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Callaway failed a drug …

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Browns enter third day of draft with 5 picks

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) – The Browns will not be on the clock when the NFL draft resumes Saturday. After picking first on both Thursday and Friday, Cleveland will enter the final day with five selections to help fix a team that went 0-16 last season …

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Bengals wrap up draft that already has a Buckeye flavor

By JOE KAYAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – The Bengals have spent the first two days of the draft importing players from Ohio State, a place they’ve overlooked for nearly a quarter of a century. They’re going to look out-of-state in the final rounds, hoping to add depth on the …

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Votto’s big night lifts Reds over Twins, 15-9

By PATRICK DONNELLYAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Joey Votto homered for the fourth straight game and reached base six times, and the Cincinnati Reds overcame a four-run deficit to beat Minnesota 15-9 on Friday night and extend the Twins’ losing streak to eight games. Jose Peraza homered twice and had …

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Pacers even series, force Game 7 by blowing out Cavs 121-87

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and posted the first postseason triple-double of his career Friday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-87 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series at three. Game 7 will be played Sunday in Cleveland. …

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Kluber strikes out 10, Indians top Seattle 6-5 with 5 homers

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber struck out 10 in 8 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians hit five solo home runs, including three in the first inning, to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Friday night. Kluber (4-1) reached double figures in strikeouts for the 41st …

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