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Last Update on May 26, 2015 05:36 GMT

ROCKIES-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds lost their ninth straight game Monday as Nolan Arenado homered, had three hits and drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman that gave the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 victory.

This is the Reds' longest losing streak since they dropped 11 straight in June 1998 under manager Jack McKeon.

Arenado had a pair of singles and a solo homer off Reds starter Jason Marquis. He then helped the Rockies pull it out against Chapman (2-3), who came in for the ninth.

Charlie Blackmon opened with a walk and took third on D.J. Lemahieu's single. Blackmon scored easily on Arenado's fly to center fielder Billy Hamilton, whose throw was off-target.

Rafael Betancourt (2-1) retired the four batters he faced. John Axford gave up a walk in the ninth while getting his seventh save in as many chances.

RANGERS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Hamilton was hitless in his return to the majors, but reached on a key error that sent the Texas Rangers over Cleveland 10-8 Monday for their sixth straight win.

Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk, and scored a run.

The 2010 AL MVP came up with runners on first and second and two outs in the seventh inning with the score 8-all. He hit an easy tapper back to pitcher Zach McAllister, whose throw was well over the head of first baseman Carlos Santana for a two-base error.

Hamilton was traded from the Angels back to Texas in late April.

Prince Fielder hit his fourth home run in four games for the Rangers. He hit an RBI single that tied it earlier in the seventh.

The Indians had won six in a row.

National Sports News

Last Update on May 26, 2015 22:32 GMT

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers can earn a trip to the NBA Finals tonight in LeBron James' first season back with his hometown team. The Cavaliers have a commanding 3-0 lead over Eastern Conference top-seed Atlanta heading into tonight's game at Cleveland.

James continues to nurse a number of injuries as he tries to carry the Cavaliers on his shoulders. All-Star guard Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving continues to work his way back from a knee problem and is listed as a game-time decision for Cleveland.

The Hawks will have star center Al Horford in the line-up as they try to stay alive in the series. He was ejected from Game 3 for throwing an elbow and could have faced a suspension, but league chose not to.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay can close out the Rangers with a win at home in the NHL Eastern Conference final tonight. A Lightning victory would vault them into the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history.

The Rangers are playing in their fourth elimination game of the post-season. They rallied from down 3-1 to Washington to win their conference semifinal series.

NHL-BLUES

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have decided to retain the services of coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. Hitchcock took over as Blues coach during the 2011-2012 season. He has led St. Louis to an NHL-best 175-79-27 regular-season record since then. The postseason has been a different story.

Under Hitchcock, the Blues have made it past the first round of the playoffs just once in four tries, and never past the second. This season, they had the third-best record in franchise history with 109 points but lost in the first round to lower-seeded Minnesota in six games.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Cincinnati's Reds are in the midst of their longest losing streak since 1998. Back then they had a stretch of games where they lost 11 straight. The former Big Red Machine has currently lost its last nine straight and tonight looks to get back on track with a home game against Colorado.

The Texas Rangers hold the current longest winning streak. With yesterday's win over the Indians in Cleveland, they've won six straight. Tonight the same two teams will square off in Cleveland at the same time the NBA Cavaliers are playing the Hawks in their NBA playoff series. The basketball arena and baseball stadium are separated by roughly 100 yards.

The Washington Nationals are welcoming back right fielder Jayson Werth today. He's been out with a bruised left wrist, and it is not known if he will play in tonight's game in Chicago with the Cubs.

The remaining games tonight feature the Astros in Baltimore, the Yankees home to the Royals, Miami at Pittsburgh, the White Sox in Toronto, the Mets at home to the Phillies, Seattle at Tampa Bay, surprising Minnesota at home to Boston, the Giants in Milwaukee, the Cards entertaining the Diamondbacks, Detroit at Oakland, the Padres in Anaheim against the Angels and Atlanta in L.A. to play the Dodgers.

MLB-REDS-CUETO

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Starter Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) will miss at least one more start after an MRI found inflammation in his pitching elbow. The results of the test show there is no major damage in the right elbow.

Last year's 20-game winner had to skip a scheduled start over the weekend because of stiffness.

Manager Bryan Price says Cueto will throw in the next few days and see how the elbow feels. If the stiffness is gone, he will have a bullpen session. The Reds would then consider when to let him start again.

FRENCH OPEN-DAY 3

PARIS (AP) -- Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') is off and running at the French Open. The nine-time champ won his opening match in straight sets, defeating an 18-year old wild-card entry from France who was ranked 296th. Nadal has won 67 of his 68 career matches in the French Open, including the last 36 in a row.

Top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) won his opener in straight sets as well. Americans John Isner (IHZ'-nur) and Jack Sock advanced. Sock pulled off a first round upset with a straight-sets win over 10th-seed Grigor Dimitrov (GREE'-gohr DIH'-mih-trahv).

On the women's side top-seed Serena Williams was a winner in her first match as were two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) and two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee).

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