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Last Update on August 29, 2015 05:31 GMT

REDS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and fellow rookie Domingo Santana homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Jungmann (8-5) limited the Reds to three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Cincinnati rookie Raisel Iglesias (3-6) turned in a strong performance of his own by retiring 16 straight during one stretch.

While St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago have made headlines in the NL Central this year, the Reds and Brewers are simply trying to avoid the basement of the majors' most competitive division. Milwaukee (54-74) snapped a four-game skid to remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Cincinnati (52-75).

Cincinnati has lost 13 of 14 and hasn't scored a run in 19 innings.

ANGELS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Trevor Bauer, starting in place of an ill Danny Salazar, allowed one run in eight innings and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Friday night.

Bauer (10-10) won for the second time in nine starts. He replaced Salazar, who was scratched because of a virus. Bauer allowed five hits and struck out seven.

Jason Kipnis, the American League's leading hitter (.324), drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single to cap a three-run rally. Kipnis, who had struck out twice and hit into a double play in his first three at-bats, delivered off Trevor Gott (2-2).

Kaleb Cowart's RBI single in the fifth drove in the Angels' only run. Los Angeles entered the night one-half game behind Texas for the second wild-card spot in the AL.

Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth for his 27th save.

INDIANS-FRANCONA

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says he won't use an out clause in his contract if team president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere.

Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment on the report. Francona said last week Shapiro had made him aware of the situation, which reportedly will be resolved in the next few days.

Francona signed a contract extension following last season through 2018 with team options for 2019 and 2020.

Francona said Friday that he had no intention of using the opt-out clause to get himself a better job.

National Sports News

Last Update on August 29, 2015 22:29 GMT

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion (en-kar-nah-see-OHN') had a huge game, driving in nine runs, as the Blue Jays destroyed the Tigers 15-1. He smacked three home runs; a grand slam, a three-run blast and a two-run homer. The nine runs batted in ties the team record for one game. On a real tear, Encarnacion now has a 24 game hitting streak.

Being a hockey town fans showered the field with baseball caps in honor of his "homer hat trick."

Drew Hutchison benefited from all of the offense to win his fourth straight start and improve his record to 13-2.

Among the key games tonight in baseball J.A. (JAY) Happ will try to continue to give Pittsburgh a lift since being acquired at the trade deadline from Seattle. He gets the start for the Pirates at home against Colorado. The 31-year-old is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts with Pittsburgh. The Pirates have a solid hold on the first wildcard spot in the National League.

The Nationals look to improve their standing in the NL East with a home game against Miami while the Yankees are in Atlanta, Houston is home to Minnesota and Texas is home to Baltimore. In the AL West the Astros lead the Rangers by four games.

MLB-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin and reinstated pitcher Daniel Webb following a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. Putnam is 3-3 with no saves and a 3.07 earned run average in 41 games this season.

Webb had been on the DL since Aug. 5 with a mild right back strain.

NFL-JAGUARS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are down another defensive lineman. The team says that end Andre Branch will miss "significant time" early in the season. He suffered a sprained ligament in his left knee during an exhibition game against Detroit Friday night. Branch sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee early in the game, when teammate Aaron Colvin landed on him.

It's the latest setback for Jacksonville's defensive line, which already is without rookie defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks.

To reduce their roster the Jags have waived veteran receiver Tandon Doss and 11 others. Doss, who led the NFL in punt-return average in 2013 and missed last season with an ankle injury, struggled with drops in the preseason. Rookie Rashad Greene is expected to return punts.

NFL-REDSKINS

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Redskins' left tackle Trent Williams says he has agreed to a multi-year contract. A few hours before the Redskins' game in Baltimore against the Ravens Williams tweeted: "Happy to announce I will be a redskin for the next 5 years. This is a dream come true."

The team and Williams' agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The 27-year-old is entering his sixth NFL season after Washington drafted him No. 4 overall out of Oklahoma.

GOLF-THE BARCLAYS

EDISON, N.J. (AP) -- Third round play in the PGA's The Barclays is over and the lead is shared by Sangmoon Bae and PGA Championship winner Jason Day. They completed play at 11-under-par, one shot in front of two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson.

Both Bae and Day shot a 7-under-63 to secure their score.

CHAMPIONS TOUR-SLUG HERE

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) -- Rod Spittle stands on top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the Champions tour Dick's Sporting Goods Open. He shot a second-round 6-under-66 to complete play at 10-under, one in front of Scott McCarron and John Huston.

The best round of the day was shot by Huston and Stephen Ames, an 8-under-64.

LPGA-YOKOHAMA TIRE

PRATVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Third round play in the LPGA's Yokohama Classic has resumed after a five hour rain delay. The lead is held by Yani Tseng.

HORSE RACING-TRAVERS STAKES

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was defeated in the Travers Stakes by Keen Ice. The Triple Crown winner came into the race as the overwhelming favorite, but lost the lead entering the far turn and just didn't have the energy to catch up.

The upset solidified Saratoga's reputation as the "Graveyard of Favorites." Only one of 12 Triple Crown winners has been able to go on and win the Travers.

Keen Ice, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Javier Castellano, won by three-quarters of a length. American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, had won eight straight races coming into the Travers, including the Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2.

WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

BEIJING (AP) -- Ashton Eaton of the U.S. has won the decathlon at the world track and field championships in Beijing. The Olympic champion beat his own mark with a strong run in the closing 1,500 meters. Eaton was around world-record pace throughout the 10 events over two days and pushed through the pain of the rigorous competition to total 9,045 points, six better than his previous best.

And Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt has completed the sprints with another gold. The winner of the 100 and 200 meters anchored Jamaica's 4X100-meter relay team to gold. The team from the U.S. had been favored.

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