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SPORTS BRIEFING

Twins sweep Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series.

Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th time in 12 games. The Twins have multiple homers in six straight games, including 11 in the series against Cleveland.

“It was impressive,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. “I mean, honestly, that’s an impressive series offensively that we’ve had against as good of a pitching staff as I’ve seen in baseball.”

The Twins stayed one game back of AL Central-leading Chicago, which beat Detroit 5-2 on Sunday. The Twins visit the White Sox for the opener of a four-game series on Monday night.

Caleb Thielbar (2-0) got the win, recording two outs in relief of Michael Pineda. Sergio Romo earned his fourth save by striking out Franmil Reyes and retiring Tyler Naquin on a fly ball to center after allowing two hits in the ninth.

Lisbon jayvee wins

LISBON — Lisbon’s junior varsity football team topped Leetonia 32-8 on Saturday.

Lisbon’s Trevor Siefke had two running touchdowns and threw one to Logan Stauffer.

Siefke also converted a two-point conversion pass to Teagan Llwellyn. Lisbon’s Stauffer also scored on a long run for a touchdown. Ryan Carpenter had two two-point conversions and Austin Dailey with one. Ethan Hill added a sack for the winners.

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