CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals last night. Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning. Held to one run and three hits over seven innings by Ervin Santana, the Indians finally strung something together in the eighth off Kelvin Herrera and Tim Collins.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 last night. Latos hadn't lost a regular-season game since last August, setting a club-record streak of avoiding defeat. He couldn't overcome Pittsburgh's three-run first inning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three more employees of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam, the brother of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, have pleaded guilty in what authorities call a scheme to cheat trucking firms out of rebates. Prosecutors allege that the sales team of Pilot Flying J short-changed trucking companies to boost profits and commissions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have extended their deal with the Cincinnati Cyclones as their affiliate in the East Coast Hockey League. The Cyclones have been Nashville's second developmental team since the 2007-08 season, and Cincinnati won Kelly Cup titles in 2008 and 2010. The Cyclones just won their third divisional title and reached their fourth conference final since 2008.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky man says he's the target of a federal hacking investigation tied to an ongoing inquiry into the rape of a teenage girl in Ohio. Deric Lostutter tells The Associated Press he leaked documents related to the investigation. Two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, were sentenced to time in a juvenile detention facility after being convicted.
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