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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

LEADING OFF: Blackmon hitting .500; Clevinger, Plesac halted

Aug. 12, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BLISTERING BLACKMON Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits in Colorado's 8-7 win over Arizona. After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit in 15 straight games. He’s 34 for 68 through 17 games in the...

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward, left, is congratulated by Anthony Rizzo after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-1 in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Lester, Heyward (4 RBIs) power Cubs to 7-1 win over Indians

Aug. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Lester and the Cubs didn't let another of 2020's distractions slow them one bit. Lester looked comfortable on a mound where he helped make history, Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Chicago returned from a four-day layoff and rolled to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, who...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Indians keeping Clevinger, Plesac away after violations

Aug. 11, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians went a step further than just putting Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac into quarantine. They've been sent away from the team, and it's not known when they'll be back. Cleveland placed the two starting pitchers on the restricted list after the right-handers broke team...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AP source: Indians' Clevinger flew with team after violation

Aug. 10, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger's free spirit may have put the Cleveland Indians at risk. Clevinger flew home with his teammates Sunday despite knowing he had broken the club's COVID-19 protocols by going out in Chicago with right-hander Zach Plesac during Cleveland's weekend trip, according to a person...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Francona returning to manage Indians after week of rest

Aug. 10, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the team Tuesday after missing more than a week so he could rest while dealing with a gastrointestinal condition. The team said Francona will be in the dugout when the Indians open a two-game home series against the Chicago Cubs....

Cleveland Indians players celebrate after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 10 innings in a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DeShields leads Indians over White Sox 5-4 in 10 innings

Aug. 10, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Delino DeShields snapped a tie with a perfectly placed squeeze bunt in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians topped the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday night. DeShields' bunt drove in José Ramírez, who started the inning on second as part of baseball's extra-inning rule for...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Indians' Plesac sent home after protocol misstep in Chicago

Aug. 10, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

Zach Plesac understood the importance of players behaving in order for baseball to have its season amid a global pandemic. He broke the rules anyway. The Indians sent Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a car service after the young right-hander violated team rules and Major League Baseball's coronavirus...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Plesac, Reyes, Luplow power Indians over White Sox 7-1

Aug. 8, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in the fourth....