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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 9:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starter Mike Clevinger flew home with his teammates despite knowing he had broken the club's COVID-19 protocols by going out with right-hander Zach Plesac during Cleveland's weekend trip to Chicago, according to a person familiar with the situation. Clevinger did not admit that he...

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull points skyward after getting Pittsburgh Pirates' JT Riddle to ground out for the last out of the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

Aug. 10, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing. MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team...

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....

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros' dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

LEADING OFF: A's try for 10th win in row, wait for MLB word

Aug. 10, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening in the majors today: PENALTIES POSSIBLE The Athletics try for their 10th straight win when they start a series on the road against the Angeles. In the meantime, outfielder Ramon Laureano and the A’s -- along with the Houston Astros -- will see if Major League Baseball will issue...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits an RBI triple during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers rally to beat Reds 9-3 for 1st home win

Aug. 9, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and Milwaukee’s slumping hitters finally busted out, enabling the Brewers to earn their first home victory of the year. Yelich homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk as the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 on Sunday to avoid their first 0-5 home start...

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, remains quiet Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in St. Louis. Major League Baseball announced Friday night that the entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Cardinals set for this weekend in St. Louis has been postponed after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Entire Pirates-Cards 3-game series postponed over virus woes

Aug. 9, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis that was set to begin Monday night at Busch Stadium has been postponed while the Cardinals deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. There have now been 27 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus...

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera drives in Jonathan Schoop with a hit in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Cabrera's bat, Turnbull's arm help Tigers sweep Pirates 2-1

Aug. 9, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. After the Tigers posted 17-13 and 11-5 wins at PNC Park, the finale turned into...

Reds' youngest fan? Sonogram among 'spectators' at games

Aug. 9, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — This surprise baby reveal was a home run. When Aaron Nemo was asked to help his brother and sister-in-law announce they were expecting their first child, he wanted to hit it out of the park. So he decided to cut out their sonogram picture and submit baby Nemo to be a fan cutout at...

Pittsburgh Pirates Kevin Newman, top, Adam Frazier, right, and Jarrod Dyson (6) check on Phillip Evans (64) as he is taken from the filed on a stretcher after he collided with Gregory Polanco along the right field fence while chasing a fly ball by Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Polanco stayed in the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates' IF Evans out for the year after collision

Aug. 9, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw in a collision with teammate Gregory Polanco in foul territory. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Sunday that Evans was in good spirits but...

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez tags out Cincinnati Reds' Shogo Akiyama at home during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Milwaukee. Akiyama tried to score from third on a ball hit by Joey Votto. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

DeSclafani , Suarez pace Reds past Brewers, 4-1

Aug. 8, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Suarez put the Reds up 3-0 in the first with his second homer of the season. The Reds added...