MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Carlos Santana hit two home runs as part of a five-homer attack for Cleveland, and Danny Salazar continued his strong second-half stretch in the Indians' 8-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. Santana, Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion all hit solo homers off Bartolo Colon as Cleveland won its fifth straight overall and stayed unbeaten in eight games in Minnesota this season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller is set to pitch one inning of rehab this week before being activated prior to the start of the team's series in Kansas City on Friday. Miller has been out since August 2nd with right knee patella tendinitis. Cleveland manager Terry Francona says Miller will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus today. Miller is expected to throw one inning. If all goes well, he'll join the team in Kansas City.
CHICAGO (AP) - Scooter Gennett's sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, Billy Hamilton singled a run in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1. After Votto walked for the third time and advanced to third on Adam Duvall's single off reliever Pedro Strop, Gennett smacked a line drive to right that Jason Heyward caught on the run. Cincinnati rookie Luis Castillo pitched two-hit ball through six innings.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will be out three to six weeks after he broke a bone in his left foot on Monday. Mesoraco was hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs starter Jose Quintana in the second inning of a 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field. Mesoraco is hitting .213 in 56 games with six homers and 14 RBIs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Keon Broxton hit a pinch-hit home run, Manny Piña drove in two runs, Zach Davies pitched into the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1. Davies allowed six hits, including Adam Frazier's run-scoring triple in the sixth, walked two and struck out two.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two of New York's three unanswered goals and the Red Bulls advanced to the title game of the U.S. Open Cup with a 3-2 victory over FC Cincinnati. New York will play for the championship on September 20th against Sporting KC.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-0 upset of 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych. The 30th-ranked del Potro shook off a first-set loss, jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the second set before settling for a win in the tiebreak, which he led 5-0 and clinched with an ace. He built on his momentum by rolling through the third set against the Wimbledon semifinalist, improving to 12-0 in first-round matches this season.
KENT, Ohio (AP) - Kent State says its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an offseason workout in June when a freshman football player was taken to a hospital and later died. The school says it did fire a football strength and conditioning coach who was at the workout because it found he had given false information about his certification. A final autopsy report hasn't been released yet on why lineman Tyler Heintz died following the workout on June 13th.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has criticized President Trump in the aftermath of the weekend violence in Charlottesville. At the conclusion of an event for his foundation, James called Trump "the so-called president" and asked for unity. Earlier in the day, James took a swipe at Trump on Twitter following the president's controversial remarks where he seemed to equate the white nationalists with the protesters they clashed with on the weekend in Virginia.
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