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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio governor's positive, then false, results on COVID-19 tests threw fuel on the fire for skeptics about pandemic precautions and critics of the often-aggressive policies the governor championed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

Aug. 9, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies. “I'm sure the internet is lighting up with ‘Well, you can't believe any test,' ” Mike...

Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bauer strikes out 12 as Reds defeat Brewers 8-3

Aug. 8, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trevor Bauer turned in another stellar outing, and Matt Davidson and Nick Castellanos homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Friday night. Bauer (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in six innings while striking out 12. The strong performance comes on the...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo during the first inning of a baseball game at Progressive Field, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

José Ramírez powers Indians past Reds 13-0

Aug. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Cincinnati Reds 13-0 on Thursday night. Ramírez hit a solo drive batting from the left side against Luis Castillo in the first inning. He connected again during...

Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado, right, slides safely into home plate as Cincinnati Reds' Tucker Barnhart is late on the tag in the fifth inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Mercado's daring, Clevinger's start leads Indians past Reds

Aug. 5, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Óscar Mercado's gamble paid off for the pitching-rich, hitting-poor Indians. “It probably wasn't the smartest of plays, but it worked out," Mercado said. Mercado scored from second base on a ball that didn't leave the infield and Mike Clevinger delivered another strong start by...

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 still not managing Indians due to medical condition

Aug. 5, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona remains absent from the team to get rest while dealing with a gastrointestinal issue that he's battled for months. Francona will miss his fourth game in a row Wednesday night when the Indians return home to play two straight against the Reds. The two teams...

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)

Indians manager Francona undergoing tests, return unknown

Aug. 4, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team. Francona has scheduled appointments with “a series of doctors” at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday and...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, Cesar Hernandez, middle left, Carlos Santana, right, and Jose Ramirez, middle right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The Indians won 4-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reyes backs Bieber with homer, Indians beat Reds 4-2

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Reyes capped the Indians' comeback from a 2-0 deficit with...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cincinnati, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto's homer lifts Reds over Indians 3-2; still no Francona

Aug. 4, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona. Sonny Gray shook off a tough start to the game to complete six strong innings, and Cincinnati...

FILE - This is a Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo showing Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talking before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Cleveland. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. Francona said the game slows down as you get farther away from the action, which affects judgment on deciding whether a play should be a hit or an error. So he's not keen on scorers working from home.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Indians manager Francona to miss 2-game series in Cincinnati

Aug. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club's next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him for months. Francona was scheduled to be checked Monday by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. He'll remain in Cleveland during the Indians' two-game...