Ohio Sports

Gennett homers to back Castillo, Reds beat Phillies, 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Philadelphia's hopes of breaking out of a mini-slump ran smack dab into a quietly hot Luis Castillo. The Cincinnati right-hander allowed four hits in a season-high seven innings, Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer and the Reds wrapped up their long home stand with a third ...

Browns owners remain committed to 1-win coach Hue Jackson

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Two miserable seasons. One measly win. Still, Cleveland coach Hue Jackson continues to have the "unwavering" support of owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who believe his third year will bring out the best in him — and the Browns. "I think we ...

JaCoby Jones’ 2-run HR lifts Tigers to 2-1 win over Indians

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blaine Hardy refuses to let the lack of a defined role rattle him. He gave up only one run in a spot start and JaCoby Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the third inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Saturday ...

Mullins, Mensah help Crew beat Red Bulls 3-2

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Mensah scored his first goal of the season to help the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night. Zack Steffen had four saves, including a diving stop on Aaron Long's header, for Columbus ...

QB RV: Mayfield, Browns quarterbacks hanging out in camper

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland's quarterbacks are "camping" at training camp. And Baker Mayfield is paying for it. The Browns QBs are hanging out between practices in an RV equipped with a TV and other amenities being financed by Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy ...

Olympic champ Biles triumphs in return to competition

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars. Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them ...

Reds make it 2 straight over Phillies with 6-2 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly smash the ball, but they didn't have to while again beating first-place Philadelphia. Joey Votto drove in the go-ahead run with a sharp single that glanced off second baseman Cesar Hernandez's glove, helping Cincinnati to a 6-2 victory ...

Rodriguez, Marte power Pirates past Reds 12-1 after delay

CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg. Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the ...

Indians win in 11th at Texas after debuting new relievers

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both of Cleveland's new relievers got into the game before the Indians closer had a rare blown save. Manager Terry Francona had to go deep into his bullpen — using seven relievers after All-Star starter Trevor Bauer's early exit ...

Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Hand, rookie Cimber

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco ...