CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 98-95 win in Game 5 over the Indiana Pacers and giving the Cavaliers a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series. Moments before James' shot, he blocked Victor Oladipo's driving layup on a play the Pacers thought was goal tending. The Cavs can close out the series with a win in Game 6 on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit sixth-inning home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 despite losing relief ace Andrew Miller to a left hamstring injury. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing two pitches to Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning. He was visited by manager Terry Francona and a team trainer before walking to the dugout. The team announced he had left hamstring tightness.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians relief ace Andrew Miller has left a game against the Chicago Cubs with left hamstring tightness. Miller relieved Trevor Bauer with Cleveland leading 3-1 in the seventh inning. The left-hander fell behind 2-0 to Anthony Rizzo then grabbed his left leg and walked around the mound. Indians manager Terry Francona and a team trainer went to the mound before Miller walked to the dugout. The team announced the diagnosis during the eighth inning.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. The 20-year-old Acuna became the youngest player in the majors when he was called up from Triple-A before the game. He went 1 for 5 and played left field.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera will report to extended spring training after signing a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. Manager Terry Francona says the 33-year-old Cabrera will spend approximately 7-to-10 days at the team's complex in Arizona before joining a minor league team.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Ibi Watson says he's transferring from Michigan to play basketball at Dayton. The 6-foot-5 Watson made the announcement on his Twitter account. Watson played in 26 games this past season as a sophomore, averaging 2.2 points and 5.2 minutes.
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