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Surging Guardians beat Royals, hours later Matheny fired

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramirez drove in two runs and had four hits, Aaron Civale pitched six solid innings and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Wednesday in their final tune-up for the postseason. Hours after the game, the Royals fired manager Mike Matheny and ...

Reds lose 100 for 1st time since ’82, Bote 5 RBIs lead Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds lost 100 games for the first time in four decades, falling to the Cubs 15-2 in their season finale on Wednesday as David Bote drove in a season-high five runs. Cincinnati lost seven of its last nine games to finish 62-100, one shy of the franchise record ...

Higuain scores 2 goals to help Miami clinch playoff spot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals and Inter Miami clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night. Higuain gave Miami a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute and his penalty kick in the 52nd made it 3-0. Miami (14-13-6) also got goals from ...

Browns’ All-Pro Garrett back practicing after car crash

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett high-stepped through a stretching drill, turned and winked at cameras chronicling his every move. Nine days after he walked away from a car crash, Garrett seemed excited to be back practicing with the Browns. Cleveland's All-Pro defensive end returned to the ...

Burrow’s antihunger efforts evolve into foundation

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow's impassioned Heisman Trophy speech about poverty in his rural Ohio hometown has evolved into a foundation launched this week by the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and his parents. The Joe Burrow Foundation will help provide food and attention to childhood mental ...

Quantrill stays unbeaten at home, Guardians down Royals 5-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cal Quantrill's record at home has gone from oddity to rarity. Quantrill finished the regular season unbeaten at Progressive Field, improving to 14-0 in his career at the ballpark after Owen Miller hit a two-run homer to send the Cleveland Guardians to a 5-3 win over the ...

Reds avoid 100th loss with 3-2 walk-off win over Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Spencer Steer doubled off Brandon Hughes in the ninth inning to score Stuart Fairchild and the Cincinnati Reds avoided their 100th loss, beating the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Reds (62-99) are trying to avoid the second 100-loss season in franchise history. They ...

Reds avoid 100th loss, beat Cubs 3-1 behind Hunter Greene

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hunter Greene pitched six scoreless innings and the Cincinnati Reds remained at 99 losses, beating the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday night. The Reds (61-99) snapped a six-game skid and can avoid losing at least 100 games for the second time in franchise history if they sweep ...

Waters hits 3-run homer in 10th, Royals beat Guardians 5-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Drew Waters belted a three-run homer off Kirk McCarty in the 10th inning, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 victory over the AL Central champion Cleveland Guardians on Monday night. Waters' third home run in four games landed on the porch in left field, scoring ...

Alford’s late pickoff saves Falcons’ 23-20 win over Browns

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith said his Atlanta Falcons won't always be able to run the ball as effectively as they did against the Cleveland Browns, who were missing three starters on their defensive line. Clearly, the Falcons coach will be happy when he can lean on his ground game. Dee ...

Bieber tunes up for playoffs, Guardians top Royals 7-5

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber allowed two runs over five innings in his final start before the postseason, Josh Naylor and rookie Will Brennan hit three-run homers and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Sunday. Bieber (13-8) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the ...

Contreras gets ovations, Stroman goes 6, Cubs beat Reds 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras got several standing ovations in what could be his final home game at Wrigley Field, Marcus Stroman threw six scoreless innings and the surging Chicago Cubs won their seventh straight, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 on Sunday. Nelson Velázquez drove in four ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cincinnati opens AAC defense with 31-21 win over Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ben Bryant threw two touchdown passes, Cincinnati added two other scores on fourth down and the two-time defending American Athletic Conference champion Bearcats opened league play with a 31-21 victory Saturday night over Tulsa. Bryant's 61-yard pass to a wide-open Tyler ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Williams rushes for 5 TDs, No. 3 OSU beats Rutgers 49-10

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams found out right before the game that he would be Ohio State's No. 1 running back Saturday because TreVeyon Henderson was out with an injury. "I looked in his eyes, and I told Tre 'I got you. I got you today,'" Williams said in describing the pregame ...

Kent State tops Ohio in overtime 31-24

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Marquez Cooper rushed for a career-high 240 yards including the winning touchdown in overtime, Dante Cephas made several clutch catches on his way to personal best 246 yards receiving and Kent State defeated Ohio 31-24 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both ...

McDonald throws for 3 TDs, Bowling Green beats Akron 31-28

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Matt McDonald threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and Bowling Green beat Akron 31-28 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Bowling Green took a 24-14 lead with 1:15 left before halftime when Akron fumbled inside its 5-yard line on a punt ...

Big 2nd quarter carries Toledo past Central Michigan, 38-17

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Dequan Finn threw two touchdown passes as Toledo scored 31 straight points to end the first half en route to a 38-17 win over Central Michigan in the Mid-America Conference opener Saturday afternoon. After the Chippewas converted a 42-yard Marshall Meeder field goal to ...

Top-ranked Bison beat Youngstown State 27-14

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hunter Luepke ran for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and FCS top-ranked North Dakota State led the rest of the way en route to a 27-14 victory on Saturday over Youngstown State. Kobe Johnson's 17-yard touchdown run led to a 21-3 halftime lead for the Bison (4-1, 2-0 ...

Chisholm rushes for 2 TDs, Dayton beats Drake 27-14

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jake Chisholm rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and Dayton beat Drake 27-14 on Saturday. Chisholm gave Dayton a 24-7 lead late in the third quarter on a 17-yard touchdown. Dante Casciola was 19-of-24 passing for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception for ...

Perez has 4 hits, Royals beat AL Central champion Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Salvador Perez had four hits and drove in a pair of runs, Kris Bubic struck out a season-high eight and the Kansas City Royals beat the AL Central champion Cleveland Guardians 7-1 on Saturday night. Perez collected three singles and a solo homer in four plate appearances, ...