CLEVELAND (AP) - Billy Hamilton scored from first base on Zack Cozart's two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning against closer Cody Allen to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 last night. Allen blew his first save since August 17th. He had recorded 22 consecutive saves. The game was delayed by rain in the top of the sixth inning for 2 hours and 1 minute.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gift Ngoepe doubled to drive in Andrew McCutchen for the go-ahead run before the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three straight homers during a seven-run 10th inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 last night. Pittsburgh's Jose Osuna hit a bases-loaded, two-run single off Jose Ramirez in the ninth to tie it at 5.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns have hired former Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson as a senior personnel executive. Grigson was with Indianapolis from 2012-16, and helped the Colts win two AFC South titles and make the playoffs three times. He was named the NFL's top executive in 2012 by Sporting News.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has dismissed three players facing residential burglary and aggravated robbery charges. Coach Lovie Smith has dismissed freshman tight end Zarrian Holcombe and offensive linemen Darta Lee and Howard Watkins. Police allege the three entered a fellow student's dorm room wearing masks and wielding a BB gun. They went through the man's dresser drawers and wallet. The trio left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The players have said they were pulling a prank.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The American Athletic Conference will continue to play its women's basketball tournament at a Connecticut casino. The conference says it's reached an agreement to have the Mohegan Sun to host the tournament through the 2020 season. The event has been held for the past four years in the casino's arena, which seats about 8,000 people.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.