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LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the Bronx

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEED A HAND The Giants are looking for answers at the back of the bullpen after closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand Monday night punching a door in frustration. Strickland blew a save in a 5-4 loss to Miami, then ...

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians beat White Sox 6-3

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger has become a vital member of the Cleveland Indians' rotation. Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night. Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the ...

Bieber gets first major league win as Indians beat Twins 4-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber was relaxing in the clubhouse at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday when he received an important message. The rookie right-hander was needed in the big leagues. Bieber capped a whirlwind few hours by pitching one-run ball into ...

Suarez homers, Votto drives in 2 as Reds edge Pirates 8-6

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds centerfielder has tried to stay positive even as his average and his spot in the batting order dropped at an alarming rate, trying to focus on being a more ...

Mahle, Duvall lead Reds over skidding Royals 7-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Mahle is pitching well in June. Then again, most everyone is pitching well against the Kansas City Royals this month. Mahle allowed three hits while working into the seventh, Adam Duvall hit a ninth-inning grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding ...

Covey pitches White Sox past Bauer, Indians 3-2

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Covey has come a long way since his major league debut last year. All the way to an increasingly interesting prospect for the rebuilding Chicago White Sox. Covey carried a shutout into the eighth inning, continuing his impressive June and ...

Several things to watch as a busy NBA offseason begins

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA offseason has arrived, which means nothing will happen for the next four months other than a draft, three summer leagues, free agency, the creation of a new schedule, coaching hires, trades, roster reworkings and possibly ...

Molina leads Cardinals to 13th straight win over Reds, 6-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Yadier Molina stood on second base and heard the Cardinals fans chanting his name in celebration. He's usually in the middle of things whenever St. Louis wins at Great American Ball Park. And lately, that's been every single time. Molina ...

Candelario’s homer in 12th gives Tigers 4-2 win over Indians

By DAVE HOGG, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A bit of bad luck ended Jeimer Candelario's first chance to end the game in extra innings. On his second opportunity, he made sure luck wouldn't be a factor. Candelario hit a 2-0 fastball from Cody Allen deep into the right-field stands in the ...

Homers by Iannetta, Gonzalez send Rockies over Reds 9-6

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez gave the Rockies a lead big enough that their struggling bullpen could hold on. Iannetta hit a two-run homer off Anthony DeSclafani in his return to the mound, and Gonzalez added an impressive three-run sho t ...