CLEVELAND (AP) - Rookie Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double and the Cleveland Indians matched a season high with their sixth straight win, 10-4 over the Los Angeles Angels last night. Zimmer hit a leadoff homer and broke a 2-all tie with a two-out double off the wall in left-center against Ricky Nolasco. Zimmer also hit a grand slam in Tuesday's 11-7 win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Luis Severino dominated over seven innings, Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 yesterday to sweep the two-game series. The Yankees have won six of eight, inching closer to first-place Boston in the AL East. Reds starter Homer Bailey lost his third straight outing, charged with seven runs on 10 hits in six-plus innings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning in support of starter Jeff Samardzija, who threw seven strong innings in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. Adam Frazier drove in a run for the Pirates, who lost their fourth in five following a six-game winning streak.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - C.J. Sapong scored his career-high 10th goal of the season to help the Philadelphia Union beat the nine-man Columbus Crew 3-0 last night. Philadelphia ended a two-game losing streak. Columbus had won three of four. Philadelphia opened the scoring in the 20th minute. After two failed clearances, Sapong's bicycle kick found an open Ilsinho at the penalty spot for a one-touch finish.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is refusing to confirm that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has demanded a trade. In his first public comments since Irving asked to be dealt, Gilbert said yesterday that he's aware of reports that the 25-year-old wants out of Cleveland. Gilbert says he recently met with Irving and his representatives but wouldn't divulge the nature of their meetings.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett has fully recovered from a foot sprain and is ready for training camp. The Number 1 overall pick in this year's draft, Garrett suffered a left lateral foot sprain during minicamp in June. He was placed in a walking boot and there was some concern that he might be sidelined for an extensive period.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The Mid-American Conference wants shorter football games. The average game in the conference is 3 hours and 25 minutes, a minute longer than the national NCAA average. MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said yesterday the aim this season is for games to come in at an average of 3:20.
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