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Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant. Now, the fickle nature of relief pitching is holding the AL Central favorites back. After Sunday night’s 3-1 loss at Houston, Cleveland’s relievers are 3-11 with an AL-worst 5.72 ERA. …

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HOUSTON (AP) Lance McCullers finally found his curveball – and the results were devastating for the Cleveland Indians. McCullers allowed one hit over seven innings and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win Sunday night. McCullers (6-2) took a perfect game into the sixth inning, retiring the …

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A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BIG SEXY AND THE BRONX BOMBERS Three days before his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA) pitches for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their series at Kansas City. …

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Martin Maldonado homered and drove in two runs, and Zack Cozart drove in …

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WASHINGTON (AP) Rich Hill went back on the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ disabled list, a day after a blister burst on his left middle finger, and ace Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session for the first time since getting hurt. Hill lasted just two pitches when he started the second game of a doubleheader against Washington …

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ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami. Camargo, a switch-hitter, will play every …

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start. Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second. Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Rays manager Kevin Cash …

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A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He’s 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 …

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have placed veteran Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list with a right Achilles tendon injury. Washington made the announcement Saturday night, about three hours after Kendrick was hurt in the opener of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kendrick took an awkward step while retreating to catch a deep …

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