Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split
CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win.
Leake (2-1) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings for a split. The right-hander has won his last four starts against the Pirates. Jonathan Broxton escaped a two-on threat in the ninth while getting his first save.
Leake doubled and scored in the third. He hit his third career homer in the sixth off Cole (2-1), who had won his last six starts. Joey Votto had four hits.
Indians vs Tigers postponed by rain
DETROIT (AP) - The game between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers has been postponed because of bad weather.
The Tigers said the Central division rivals' first meeting of the season will be rescheduled - but not during this series.
Snowfall from an overnight storm was sticking to the grass in the area, and temperatures in the low 20s were predicted for Tuesday evening.
Detroit beat the Indians in 15 of 19 matchups last year and won their third straight division title.
Indians activate OF Bourn
DETROIT (AP) - The Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the disabled list before their scheduled game with the Tigers was postponed by inclement weather.
To make room for Bourn, the Indians optioned outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus.
Bourn missed Cleveland's first 13 games with a strained left hamstring. He injured it while running the bases on March 16 during training camp in Arizona and the Indians were very cautious with the speedy leadoff hitter, who had surgery on the hamstring following last season.
Bourn had been eligible to be activated two weeks ago, but the Indians had him play in five minor league games to make sure he was ready.
Morgan, who signed a minor league free-agent deal with Cleveland in January, did a nice job filling in for Bourn. He batted .348 (8 of 23) scored four runs and had four RBIs in nine games.
Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service.
Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for EnoughProject.org urges peace in his homeland. Deng also established a charitable foundation in Britain, which granted his family political asylum.
Cavs coach Mike Brown says Deng's award is "well-deserved. He has an amazing story."
Deng says he's honored to receive the award, which is named after the league's second commissioner and has been handed out since 1975.
MLS-CREW PLAYER FINED
MLS fines Crew defender Gonzalez for embellishment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The MLS disciplinary committee has fined Columbus Crew defender Giancarlo Gonzalez an undisclosed amount for embellishment intended to deceive the referee.
The infraction took place in the 92nd minute of the game against the San Jose Earthquakes on April 13. The match ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Crew leads the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-1-1 and 10 points heading into Saturday's home game against D.C. United.
OHIO ST-NOVEMBER NIGHT GAME
Buckeyes to host Illini in Nov. 1 night game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes' first November night game.
ABC/ESPN released its schedule of night games Tuesday, and the Buckeyes will host Illinois on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Ohio State will also open under the lights in its home opener, against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. The Buckeyes will also play at Penn State on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.
The only other Ohio State start time that is known is the Aug. 30 opener against Navy at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, which will begin at noon.
The Big Ten Network will announce its slate of night games on April 22.
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