Reds rookie Michael Lorenzen gave up one run on a homer in six-plus innings, allowing three hits.
PITTSBURGH — Marlon Byrd spent April swinging and missing, then swinging and missing some more.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer, Jason Vargas shut down the Indians for the second straight start, and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night.
The Royals plan to activate All-Star closer Greg Holland (strained pectoral muscle) before their game against Cleveland. It might be just in time, too. Fellow reliever Kelvin Herrera had his appeal heard Monday by Major League Baseball in an attempt to reduce the length of two separate suspensions -- two games for throwing at Oakland's Brett Lawrie and five for his role in a fight with the White Sox.
There are myriad reasons to loathe the St. Louis Cardinals, especially in these parts, but Mike Matheny is a mitigating factor. He is humble, he is classy and he is a heck of a manager. What’s more, he is a published author — likely, a best-selling author. And he is one of ours.
In his first game back with the Clippers after a stint with the Indians, Tyler Holt went 2 for 5 with a double and triple.
Tyler Holt knew on Monday that the Cleveland Indians were going to option him to the Clippers in order to activate Nick Swisher from the disabled list for the Tribe’s game last night in Kansas City.
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was among four players waived by the Kansas City Chiefs. Pryor had been signed in the offseason and was trying to earn a backup job.
Ohio State had just two commitments for its 2015 recruiting class at this time a year ago. It already has 14 for 2016, including what one ranking service considers to be the nation’s top punter, Drue Chrisman, who committed yesterday. The prospect of playing for the national champions must have some allure.
LeBron James acknowledged that he might have to be more aggressive for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Chicago Bulls tonight in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Blackhawks 1, Wild 0: Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago and Corey Crawford made that goal stand up for a victory over host Minnesota last night, which gave the Blackhawks a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Jack Roslovic celebrates after scoring a tying goal against Finland at the Under-18 world championship.
Two months into his second season in the U.S. National Team Development Program, nothing much had changed for Columbus native Jack Roslovic. The forward was playing a regular shift at the prestigious academy in Ann Arbor, Mich. — no small feat — but he was beginning to define himself as a serviceable player, not a special one.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired yesterday at the Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life.
Kristinn Steindorsson is finding plenty of opportunities in his first season with Crew SC. But while the coaching staff likes what the Icelandic midfielder brings to the field, one element to his game remains elusive.