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Last Update on April 26, 2015 05:34 GMT


DETROIT (AP) -- Victor Martinez drove in three runs, taking advantage after Cleveland pitched around Miguel Cabrera and helping Alfredo Simon and the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 4-1 Saturday.

Cabrera drew four walks in a game for the first time in his career, three of them intentional. Earlier this season, the two-time AL MVP went 11 for 14 with six RBIs in a three-game series at Cleveland.

With Cabrera batting third, Martinez was in position to do damage hitting cleanup.

Simon (4-0) gave up one run in 6 2/3 innings. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save.

Ian Kinsler drove in the other run for the Tigers and Rajai Davis stole three bases.

Michael Brantley had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in Cleveland's run.

T.J. House (0-3) gave up three runs in three innings. He started in place of Trevor Bauer, who was scratched because of an illness.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Steady rain prompted the Reds to postpone their game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, disappointing a big crowd that had bought tickets to see a reunion of Cincinnati's 1990 World Series championship team.

The teams waited 4 hours, 13 minutes before it was called off. No makeup was scheduled.

In addition to Saturday's rainout, the Reds have had three of their seven home games delayed by rain. They've also had three extra-inning games at home, including a 7-3 loss to the Cubs in 11 innings on Friday night.

It was Chicago's second postponement of the season. A game against St. Louis on April 7 was called off and hasn't been rescheduled.


Finlay scores twice; Crew power past Union 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ethan Finlay had two goals and an assist, Justin Meram and Kei Kamara each added a goal, and the Columbus Crew beat the Philadelphia Union 4-1 on Saturday night.

Kamara, Finlay and Meram each scored in the first half to help the Crew (3-2-2) build a 3-0 lead. Finlay added an insurance goal on a breakaway in the 73rd minute.

Kamara, in his 200th career MLS game, opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he settled Finlay's cross with a chest trap and blasted a left-footed shot into the net. It was his fifth goal of the season, tying him with Octavio Rivero for the league lead.

Finlay finished Waylon Francis' cross with one touch in the 32nd minute and Meram drove 40 yards by himself to score in the 44th.

Eric Ayuk scored on a header for the Union (1-5-3) in the 64th minute. The Crew had gone 272 minutes without allowing a goal.


BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James looked more like a quarterback than a basketball player, nailing a full-court shot Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

A shirtless James, wearing gray shorts, made a one-handed throw from the baseline in front of Cleveland's bench. The ball sailed through the basket at the opposite end.

Video of the shot was taken by James' longtime personal trainer, Mike Mancias. It surfaced on Twitter shortly after the end of Cleveland's practice before Sunday's scheduled Game 4 against the Celtics.

Cleveland leads the series, 3-0.

National Sports News

Last Update on April 26, 2015 18:41 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Cleveland topped Boston 57-36 at the half of Game 4 of their first-round NBA playoff series. The Cavaliers entered the game with a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Kevin Love of the Cavs, who averaged 18.3 points a game in the first three games, was forced out of the game after having his shoulder wrenched in a tussle with Boston's Kelly Olynyk.

Washington and Houston can also advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs today with a win today. The Wizards are home to the Raptors with a 3-0 lead while Houston is playing at Dallas with a 3-0 lead over the Mavericks.

The final game of the day is in San Antonio and the Spurs start play with a 2-1 lead over the Clippers.


UNDATED (AP) -- It's Game 6 in two NHL playoff series today. First up, Minnesota is playing host to St. Louis with the Wild leading the Blues 3-2. If St. Louis takes today's game the seventh and final game will be played Wednesday on the Blues' home ice.

The Canadiens top the Senators by the same 3-2 margin with Game 6 tonight in in Ottawa. If the Sens win to force a seventh game it will be played Tuesday night in Montreal.


UNDATED (AP) -- This being a Sunday, the baseball schedule is top-heavy with day games. For Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) of the Blue Jays today's game is a chance to become a four-game winner. The veteran left-hander enters the game at Tampa with a mark of 3-0 with a 4.00 earned run average. He is facing Chris Archer, who is only 2-2 but sports a 1.07 ERA.

Kansas City and Chicago are completing a game that started Friday but was delayed by bad weather. The score was tied at 2-2 after eight innings. Immediately following the completion of that game they will play their regularly scheduled game. The game postponed yesterday will be made up at a later date.

Not many people expected the Nationals to have a sub .500 record at this point of the season, but they do. This afternoon the Nats are in Miami for the final game of a weekend series with the Marlins. The Nats and Marlins are both 7-11.

The rest of the day card features the Indians playing the Tigers in Detroit, the Cubs in Cincinnati, the Phillies home to the Braves, the Red Sox in Baltimore, Milwaukee's Brewers at home to St. Louis, the Rangers in Anaheim facing the Angels, the A's entertaining the Astros, Minnesota at Seattle, the Padres home to the Dodgers, the world champion Giants in Denver to face the Rockies and Arizona home to Pittsburgh.

The night game is being played in the Bronx as the Yankees entertain the Mets in the final game of their three-game series. The Mets got the win yesterday after having their 11-game winning streak snapped on Friday.


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury. The club admits he could be out much longer. The 33-year-old was injured while batting in the top of the fifth inning of a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. The injuries occurred after Wainwright broke from the batter's box on a fifth-inning popup.


AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Fourth-round play is underway in the PGA event in Avondale, Louisiana, the Zurich Classic. Currently two players, Jim Herman and Justin Rose, are tied for the lead at 18-under. Herman has completed 13 holes and Rose seven.


DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson continues to lead entering today's final round of the LPGA's Swinging Skirts Classic in Dale City, California. She starts the day with a one-shot lead over Morgan Pressel and Min Seo Kwak. The 17-year-old Henderson shot an even-par 72 yesterday for a 9-under 207 total.


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