CINCINNATI (AP) - Cubs star Kris Bryant exited after being hit in the left hand by a pitch, and lefty Anthony Rizzo wound up playing third base as Chicago beat the Cincinnati Reds 13-9 for their seventh win in nine games. The defending World Series champions moved a season-high 10 games over .500. This victory came with a late offensive surge, with the Cubs scoring nine runs in the last three innings.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Doug Fister gave up a leadoff homer in the first inning to Francisco Lindor and then nothing else, finishing with a career-best one-hitter, and Eduardo Nunez had five RBIs as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Fister was facing Cleveland for the third time in four starts, and the right-hander took advantage of his familiarity with the Indians' lineup.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt is being treated for concussion-like symptoms after being struck in the mask. Wendelstedt will not work the remainder of Cleveland's series against the Boston Rex Sox after he was hit flush on the protective mask by Boston reliever Joe Kelly on Monday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians All-Star reliever Andrew Miller has been placed on the disabled list for the second time in 20 days with knee tendinitis. Also yesterday, Cleveland placed starter Danny Salazar on the 10-day DL with elbow inflammation. Miller made just seven pitches - all fastballs - in Monday night's win over Boston before taking himself out. The left-hander was making his second appearance since being activated from the DL on Friday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chris Taylor had three of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 10 hits as the offense picked up the pitching staff in an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers also took advantage of a career-high five walks from Pirates starter Jameson Taillon. Taillon gave up five hits and five runs in his five innings of work. Johnny Barbato took the loss.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster trade, dealing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick. Irving asked the Cavs to deal him last month, and the team found a perfect partner in the Celtics, the team they beat in last year's Eastern Conference finals.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers star Le'Veon Bell has suggested on Twitter that he will return to the team on September 1st, the day after Pittsburgh's final preseason game. Bell hasn't signed his franchise tender and has been holding out through training camp. Responding to a fan last night asking when he plans to end his holdout, Bell wrote: "9-1-17" and added a wink.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Players union President Eric Winston says the NFL can't afford to have another lockout when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021, even though he thinks it's inevitable. The Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman tweeted that if the league locks out players as it did in 2011 or overlooks the health risk to players, then it has signaled that it is "not worried about the game in 20-30 years."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is being listed as day to day with a sprained left ankle. Speaking on a conference call yesterday, New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo didn't give many details about Beckham's ankle, refusing to say whether the injury in a preseason loss to Cleveland on Monday night was a high ankle sprain.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Max Browne is the starting quarterback at Pitt. Coach Pat Narduzzi officially named Browne as the team's starter less than two weeks before the Panthers open the season against Youngstown State. Browne, a graduate transfer from USC, spent most of spring drills and training camp competing with Ben DiNucci for the top spot on the depth chart.
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