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Last Update on May 28, 2015 05:37 GMT

RANGERS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.

Carlos Carrasco (6-4) allowed only Robinson Chirinos' solo homer in the fifth while pitching eight sharp innings. The right-hander held Texas to five hits and struck out eight.

Texas starter Colby Lewis (4-3) allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in 2 2-3 innings. He was chased in the third when the Indians sent 12 men to the plate.

The lopsided loss ended Texas' seven-game winning streak.

Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh for his first hit since returning to the Rangers on Monday, but was thrown out by left fielder Mike Aviles trying for a double. Hamilton is 1 for 11 in three games after being acquired from the Angels on April 27.

RANGERS-HAMILTON

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh inning Wednesday for his first hit since returning to the Texas Rangers.

Hamilton, hitless in his first nine at-bats since returning Monday, lined a hit down the left field line off Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco. The AL MVP in 2010 was thrown out trying for a double by Indians' left fielder Mike Aviles.

Hamilton, who flied out in his first two at-bats, crashed face-first into the left-field wall catching Jason Kipnis' line drive in the first inning. Hamilton briefly remained on the ground, but stayed in the game.

Hamilton had a self-reported alcohol and cocaine relapse last offseason. He was a five-time All-Star in his first stint with Texas and led the Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011.

ROCKIES-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rockies won for the fourth time in five games, taking two of three in the series. The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during a loss to the Giants on May 15.

Arenado hit his 10th homer in the first inning off Mike Leake (2-4) and added a single. In the past four games, the third baseman is 9 for 16 with three homers, one triple and 10 RBIs.

National Sports News

Last Update on May 28, 2015 10:33 GMT

NBA PLAYOFFS-WARRIORS/ROCKETS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Hey, what's four decades between NBA Finals appearances?

The Golden State Warriors are in the finals for the first time since 1975 after closing out the Western Conference finals in five games. The league MVP badly outplayed the runner-up as Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry led the Warriors to a 104-90 triumph over the Houston Rockets.

Curry never found his shooting touch, yet he still finished with 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists. He shot 33 percent in each half, but he helped the Warriors close out the victory and the series by hitting five free throws in the final minute.

Curry was one of three Warriors with at least 20 points. Harrison Barnes scored 13 of his 24 points in the final period, and Klay Thompson delivered 20 points to help Golden State earn a meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

MVP runner-up James Harden had a miserable season finale, scoring 14 points on 2 of 11 shooting and amassing a playoff-record 13 turnovers.

Dwight Howard led Houston with 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals won't be played until June 4 in Oakland, although Warriors fans probably won't mind the eight-day wait after the team went 40 years between finals appearances.

NHL PLAYOFFS-BLACKHAWKS/DUCKS

CHICAGO (AP) -- There will be a Game 7 in each of the NHL's conference finals.

The Chicago Blackhawks are heading back to Anaheim after scoring three times in the second period of a 5-2 victory over the Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. The game was scoreless until Duncan Keith assisted on goals by Brandon Saad (sahd), Marian Hossa (HOH'-sah) and Patrick Kane during a 3:45 span of the middle stanza.

Andrew Shaw added a pair of third-period goals in the final 3:32 to cap the scoring, sealing the Ducks' first regulation loss of the postseason.

Corey Crawford turned back 30 shots and blanked the Ducks after Clayton Stoner pulled Anaheim within a goal two minutes into the third period.

Frederik Andersen made 18 saves for the Ducks, who host the deciding game on Saturday.

The New York Rangers will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday.

NHL-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks have settled on a new coach.

A person familiar with the search says the team will introduce former Florida and New Jersey bench boss Peter DeBoer (deh-BOHR') later this week.

DeBoer guided the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup finals but was fired last December after going 205-183-70 with the team. He would replace Todd McLellan, who was let go after compiling 311-163-66 mark with three division titles and six playoff appearances in seven seasons with San Jose.

SOCCER-CORRUPTION

ZURICH (AP) -- Soccer's governing body received plenty of red cards on Wednesday.

Law enforcement officials pulled FIFA (FEE'-fuh) executives from a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges, while regional offices in Miami were raided. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and computers to investigate whether the decisions to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were rigged.

The raids and charges are part of an attack spearheaded by the U.S. government, which accuses FIFA of deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body.

Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged FIFA throughout the 17-year reign of its President Sepp Blatter, although he was not named in either investigation. He is scheduled to stand Friday for re-election to a fifth, four-year term, and the organization said the vote would go ahead as planned, despite the latest turmoil.

In Miami, FBI and IRS agents carried computers and boxes out of the headquarters of CONCACAF, the governing body of North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose past and current presidents are among 14 defendants under indictment for corruption.

Swiss police arrested seven soccer officials at the request of American prosecutors and threatened them with extradition to the United States. Four other soccer and marketing officials agreed to plead guilty.

Meanwhile, Blatter has canceled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.

FIFA says Blatter will not give a scheduled speech to open today's session of a soccer medical conference in a Zurich hotel.

Blatter skipped two meetings of continental soccer organizations on Wednesday. He typically would attend those ahead of Friday's meeting.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have baseball's winningest pitcher, they own the American League's top home run hitter and yet they possess a .500 record for the first time since April 12.

Felix Hernandez improved to 8-1 with a 1.91 ERA by firing a four-hitter with eight strikeouts in the Mariners' 3-0 shutout of Tampa Bay. King Felix took advantage of four double plays in posting his second shutout of the season.

But Hernandez was in danger of settling for a no-decision until Nelson Cruz belted his 18th homer of the season, a three-run blast with two out in the ninth.

The M's picked up their third straight win and sent the Rays to their fifth consecutive loss.

Also in the majors:

-- Bryce Harper is tied with Nelson Cruz for the major league home run lead after smacking his 18th in Washington's 3-0 shutout of the Cubs in Chicago. Winning pitcher Max Scherzer struck out 13 while giving up just five hits in seven innings.

-- A throwing error by catcher Jordan Pacheco allowed Matt Carpenter to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, sending the Cardinals past Arizona 4-3 in St. Louis. Jason Heyward tied the game with a solo shot in the ninth and Kolten Wong went deep in the Redbirds' fourth consecutive win.

-- Cameron Maybin homered in the third inning before Atlanta scored twice in the eighth to beat the Dodgers 3-2 in Los Angeles. Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY'-kihs) doubled home the eventual winning run to make a winner of Alex Wood, who held the Dodgers to a run and seven hits in seven innings to help the Braves avoid a three-game sweep.

-- Chris Davis broke a 4-4 deadlock with his second homer of the day, a solo shot in the eighth inning to carry Baltimore past Houston 5-4. Evan Gattis tied it with a two-run shot in the seventh before the Astros fell to 30-18, still tops in the American League.

-- Alex Rodriguez broke Lou Gehrig's American League record for career RBIs when he smacked a three-run homer in the New York Yankees' 4-2 triumph over Kansas City. Brian McCann also homered and Michael Pineda (pih-NAY'-duh) pitched into the seventh as the Yanks completed a three-game sweep in which they outscored the Royals 23-4.

-- Minnesota has a five-game winning streak after Aaron Hicks hit a two-run homer and Eddie Rosario added a solo blast in a 6-4 win against Boston. Torii Hunter added a two-run single as the Twins pulled into a tie with Kansas City for the AL Central lead at 28-18.

-- Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) snapped a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning before Detroit held off Oakland 3-2. Six Tigers pitchers combined for a six-hitter.

-- Ryan Vogelsong won his third straight start by yielding just a run in six innings of San Francisco's 3-1 win at Milwaukee. Joe Panik hit a two-run homer to help the Giants complete a three-game sweep and earn the 11th victory in their last 13 games.

-- Carlos Santana launched a three-run homer that capped an eight-run third in Cleveland's 12-3 rout of Texas. Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits and three RBIs to help the Indians end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.

-- Cincinnati lost for the 10th time in 11 games as Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH'-doh) socked a three-run homer in the first inning to put Colorado ahead to stay in a 6-4 decision over the Reds. Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer to back Kyle Kendrick, who carried a 6-1 lead into the eighth before tiring.

-- Jung Ho Kang delivered a two-run single while the Pirates scored five times in the seventh to earn their sixth straight win, 5-2 over Miami. Gerrit Cole surrendered homers by Justin Bour and Christian Yelich before notching his seventh win, scattering seven hits in as many innings.

-- Noah Syndergaard (SIHN'-deh-gahrd) was the star in the New York Mets' 7-0 shutout of Philadelphia, going 3-for-3 with his first major league homer while holding the Phillies to five hits over 7 1/3 innings. Lucas Duda (DOO'-duh) homered twice and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur) added a two-run blast as the Mets completed a three-game sweep.

-- The White Sox blew a 3-0 lead before Adam LaRoche singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning to send Chicago past Toronto 5-3. Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY'-oo) was 3-for-5 with a two-run double to help the White Sox win for just the second time in nine games.

-- Will Middlebrooks hit a two-run homer and an RBI double to lead San Diego's offense in a 5-4 win over the Angels. Andrew Cashner gave up three runs in seven innings to win for just the second time in nine decisions.

MLB-DODGERS-BRAVES TRADE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves have finally pulled off a trade that was initially nixed when infielder Alberto Callaspo (ky-AS'-poh) exercised a provision in the collective bargaining agreement.

The Dodgers get Callaspo, lefty Eric Stults, southpaw Ian Thomas and right-hander Juan Jaime from the Braves for third baseman Juan Uribe (yoo-REE'-bay) and pitcher Chris Withrow. Callaspo finally agreed to the deal after rejecting it under a clause that allows a player to veto any trade on or before June 15th if he signed a free-agent contract the previous offseason.

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