CLEVELAND (AP) - Jon Singleton's homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of Cleveland's sloppy defense to defeat the Indians 5-1 last night. Singleton hit a three-run drive off Cody Allen (4-3) after a pair of throwing errors by the worst defensive team in the majors.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning last night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter. Upton's 25th homer off Manny Parra (0-1) gave Atlanta its seventh victory in eight games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers can finally complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to Cleveland today. The Cavaliers are sending Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota for Love. They will also send Miami's 2015 first-round draft pick to the 76ers in the three-team deal.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline. Manziel said he was reacting to taunting by the Redskins during Monday night's nationally televised game. The action didn't help his chances to win Cleveland's starting job, which went to veteran Brian Hoyer. Manziel says he has to be "smarter" on the field.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon says the only place he can find peace is on the football field. His time there could be running short. The Pro Bowler is still awaiting word from the NFL on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of the season. Gordon recently appealed a yearlong league suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse program and has been practicing and playing in limbo for weeks.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds sent left-hander David Holmberg back Triple-A Louisville yesterday, a day after another rough start, and called up right-handed starter Daniel Corcino. Holmberg gave up six runs in 2 2-3 innings of an 8-0 loss to Atlanta on Thursday night. In two starts for Cincinnati this season, the left-hander has faced 37 batters and allowed 21 of them to reach base: 12 hits, seven walks, two hit batters, four homers.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a concussion and there's no timetable for when he'll return to the lineup. Manager Terry Francona said team doctors don't think at this time that Gomes will have to be placed on the seven-day concussion list. Francona said he turned down Gomes' request to play last night against Houston and that the catcher would attempt some light pregame activities.
CLEVELAND (AP) - An important piece of Cleveland history will be celebrated Saturday with the reopening of historic League Park, once home to the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro Leagues. The city has spent $6.3 million to turn an empty, trash-strewn field into a handsome ballpark with a playing surface of all-weather field turf.
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