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Mike Clevinger strikes out 12 as Indians beat Tigers 7-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger wanted to make the most of his strict pitch count as the strikeouts piled up. Clevinger matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and 100 pitches over six innings, as the Cleveland Indians continued their dominance of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night....

Kluber throws off mound for 1st time since breaking arm

Jul. 17, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber threw a successful bullpen session at Progressive Field, the right-hander's first time throwing from a mound since fracturing his right forearm on May 1. The team said the two-time Cy Young Award winner fired 20 fastballs, as scheduled, before...

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows...

Harper drives in 5 runs, Phillies rally past Dodgers 9-8

Jul. 17, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half, rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night....

Four Cleveland pitchers limit Detroit to one hit in 8-0 win

Jul. 17, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A single by Nicholas Castellanos in the fifth inning prevented Zach Plesac and three Cleveland Indians relievers from making history. Castellanos hit a grounder up the middle off Tyler Clippard for the only hit allowed by Cleveland in an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday...

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

Jul. 16, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Newly public federal data shows how drug companies increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as a national addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data reported Tuesday by...

Indians' Kluber to throw off mound in return from injury

Jul. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, his first appearance on a mound since breaking his right arm on May 1. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is on the 60-day injured list. He is scheduled to throw 20 fastballs at Progressive Field...

Montgomery reunited with Duffy in return to Royals

Jul. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy are being reunited on a pitching staff for Kansas City for the first time since 2011, when they were highly regarded left-handers in the Royals' minor league system. Montgomery was traded to Kansas City by the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs for...

Indians option Bobby Bradley, recall Zach Plesac to start

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have optioned first baseman Bobby Bradley to Triple-A Columbus and recalled right-hander Zach Plesac to start Tuesday night against Detroit. Bradley, who was called up on June 22, batted .178 with one home run and struck out 20 times in 45 at-bats in 15 games. He was...

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery

Jul. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...