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Bieber sharp, Martin steals home as Indians beat Tigers 4-2

Jun. 15, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin noticed Victor Alcantara putting his head down while preparing to pitch. It was the right time for the Cleveland baserunner to take off for the plate. "I wasn't afraid, man," Martin said. Martin stole home in the eighth inning for an insurance run, and the Indians beat the...

Correction: Oberlin College-Racial Dispute story

Jun. 15, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story June 13 about a $33 million jury award in a lawsuit against Oberlin College, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David Gibson and his son, Allyn, received punitive damages. It was David Gibson's father, also named Allyn Gibson, who was part of the award. The story...

Bauers hits for the cycle, leads Indians past Tigers 13-4

Jun. 14, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland's Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, and the Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Friday night after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning. Bauers singled and tripled in that inning. He also hit a double in the second and a two-run homer in the eighth, becoming the first...

Browns' Landry: Mayfield comments on Johnson a "non-issue"

Jun. 14, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry's not worried about the Browns bickering. The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn't believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield made about disgruntled running back Duke Johnson will affect chemistry for a Cleveland team dealing with high...

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

Jun. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers suing over the toll of opioids asked a judge Friday to allow a structure for all 25,000 municipal and county governments in the U.S. to be paid — if a settlement can be reached with companies that make and distribute powerful prescription painkillers. The approach, if...

Former inmate convicted in prison pen pal double slaying

Jun. 14, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man accused of fatally stabbing his prison pen pal and her friend weeks after being released has been convicted of aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death penalty case. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor says jurors on Thursday convicted...

Reds open game with 2 homers, beat Indians 7-2, split series

Jun. 12, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Reds got off to a scorching start at the plate before experiencing a scare in the field. Manager David Bell was grateful his team survived it. "We got lucky," he said. Rookie Nick Senzel and Joey Votto hit back-to-back home runs to open the game before Senzel and José Peraza...

Cavaliers hire Cal women's coach Gottlieb as assistant

Jun. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have lured away another prominent college coach. This time, from the women's game. Lindsay Gottlieb is leaving California after eight seasons to join John Beilein's staff in Cleveland and become the seventh female assistant in the NBA. Gottlieb led the Golden Bears to seven...

Indians' Clevinger back from injury, set to start Monday

Jun. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger is rejoining the Indians' rotation sooner than anyone — other than him — expected. The right-hander, whose season seemed in jeopardy when he strained a muscle in his upper back on April 7, will start Monday when Cleveland opens a four-game series at Texas. It's...

Mercado delivers RBI single in 10th, Indians beat Reds 2-1

Jun. 11, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado admitted it wasn't easy to stay calm when he came to the plate in the 10th inning. The Indians rookie outfielder did, and the result was another clutch hit. Mercado's bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th gave Cleveland a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the...