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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....

Gambling debt is fatal shooting motive, prosecutors say

Aug. 8, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 79-year-old used car dealer fatally shot a 40-year acquaintance during an argument over a gambling debt, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday. The Chicago Tribune reports that James Kelley, 72, was killed by a gunshot wound to the back about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday at Dunmore's Auto Sales in...

Springfield's Douglas Park could be renamed for Douglass

Aug. 8, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield Park Board member is proposing a name change for the city's Douglas Park, named for the legendary U.S. senator from Illinois, Stephen Douglas, whom research has shown profited from slavery. Lisa Badger tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that she will ask...

Repaving project on Michigan Avenue wraps up

Aug. 8, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Months of repaving work on Michigan Avenue in Chicago has wrapped up, city transportation officials said this week. The Chicago Department of Transportation originally planned the repaving project on Michigan Avenue from Monroe Street to Ida B. Wells Drive for the fall. But the work was...

African national, daughters charged with trafficking 2 girls

Aug. 8, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say an African national brought two West African girls to the Chicago area on falsified visas and along with her two daughters forced the girls to work for several years, threatening serious harm if they refused. Nawomi Awoga, 71, a citizen of Benin who lives in the Chicago...

Cleveland Indians acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr., right, talks with Francisco Lindor during the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out due to COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about contracting the coronavirus. Team President Chris Antonetti said Friday that Van Burkelo had been contemplating his departure for some time because of a personal high-risk condition and for...

Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez keeps an eye on a fly ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez wants to stay in left

Aug. 8, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez has no interest in the designated hitter job with the Chicago White Sox. Doesn't want to hear anything about a late-inning defensive replacement, either. His team wants the same thing for him. Jiménez was back in left field for Chicago's 2-0 victory over Cleveland on...

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cease, White Sox blank Indians 2-0

Aug. 8, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease got into trouble over and over again. He also escaped each time. The young right-hander isn't a rookie anymore. Cease showed off his poise while working five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Friday night. “With...

Man in custody following shootout with Chicago police

Aug. 7, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A gun-wielding man who Chicago police officers spotted running from a business exchanged gunfire with the officers early Friday before he was taken into custody, police said. Officers allegedly saw Demetrius Williams run out of a business in the city’s Chatham neighborhood about 2:20...

Mayor facing bribery charge linked to red-light camera firm

Aug. 7, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The mayor of a suburban Chicago village is facing federal bribery charges in connection with a politically connected red-light camera firm, according to an indictment unveiled Friday. Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta is also charged with filing false tax returns and lying to the FBI and the...