Last Update on May 23, 2013 05:36 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.
Joey Votto homered and Zack Cozart had a career-high four hits, all off Matt Harvey, in a game that featured a little bit of everything -- including a testy exchange in the dugout between Cincinnati starter Mat Latos and teammate Jay Bruce.
Still, the Reds regrouped and won for the 10th time in 12 games. They finished a 7-2 trip against the bottom three teams in the NL East, moving a season-best 11 games over .500 at 29-18.
Harvey appeared headed for his first defeat of the season before the Mets rallied in the seventh. But they fell to 2-11 in their last 13 home games.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Verlander overcame a rocky start and rain delay to get his fifth win and Miguel Cabrera hit another homer as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 on Wednesday night, sweeping the two-game series between the AL Central's top teams.
Verlander (5-4) was two outs from qualifying for a victory, when the game was stopped with the Tigers leading 9-5 in the fifth. The right-hander came back after the weather break and finished the inning to get the win, ending a run of five straight victories by the Indians over former Cy Young winners.
The game was delayed 62 minutes by rain in the fifth and another 48 minutes in the eighth.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians manager Terry Francona is returning to Boston for the first time as an opposing manager and expects an emotional homecoming.
Francona won two World Series titles during eight seasons with the Red Sox, who ended an 86-year drought under his leadership in 2004. Francona is sure he will "have a lot of emotions" on Thursday when his AL Central-leading Indians open a four-game series at Fenway Park.
Francona doesn't want to be a distraction to his team in Boston and made it clear that he's "proud to go back there as an Indian. I don't want that to ever get lost in the shuffle."
Indians pitcher Justin Masterson, who played parts of two seasons for Francona in Boston, hopes Red Sox fans welcome back their former manager warmly.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the clock.
The first big NBA draft question was answered Tuesday night when the Cavaliers won the lottery for the No. 1 overall pick. But there are still plenty of questions left with a draft that many talent evaluators believe lacks the star power of previous years. And they start right at the top.
There is no consensus No. 1 selection. Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel might come the closest, but he's recovering from a torn ACL that will likely keep him out until at least December.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore, Indiana guard Victor Oladipo and Georgetown forward Otto Porter also are considered some of the top players in the draft.