BALTIMORE (AP) - Carlos Carrasco struck out 10, Francisco Lindor homered and the Cleveland Indians defeated the skidding Baltimore Orioles 5-1 last night for their seventh win in eight games. Carrasco allowed seven hits and walked none over six-plus innings to win his third straight start. The right-hander struck out every Baltimore starter except Trey Mancini to reach double figures in strikeouts for the 11th time in his career.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cleveland and Minnesota will play a two-game series at San Juan on April 17th and 18th, Major League Baseball's first regular-season games in Puerto Rico since 2010. The commissioner's office announced the games yesterday. The Twins will be the home team.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay left fielder Mallex Smith rushed in to tag out speedy Billy Hamilton after a lengthy rundown, highlighting the Rays' 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds yesterday. Hamilton stole his major league-leading 31st base in the fourth inning. But he later got trapped when he thought about scoring from second base on a two-out grounder by Eugenio Suarez that shortstop Daniel Robertson bobbled.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with former NBA star Chauncey Billups for the second straight day to discuss a front-office positon. Billups doesn't have any front-office experience, but his knowledge of the league and long-standing relationship with Gilbert make him attractive to the Cavaliers. Earlier this week, Gilbert and general manager David Griffin parted ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals.
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