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Last Update on May 22, 2015 05:36 GMT

INDIANS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO (AP) -- Danny Salazar tossed six scoreless innings and was backed by first-inning home runs from Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles, leading the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Thursday night.

Salazar was coming off his worst start of the season in which he allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas on May 16. He recovered to help the Indians take three of four from Chicago while winning their third straight for the first time this season.

Salazar (5-1) walked three, but struck out eight while giving up five hits to hand Chicago its first series loss at home.

John Danks (2-4) allowed five runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Chicago's Jose Abreu went 1 for 4 and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Bryan Shaw to avoid the shutout.

MANFRED-ROSE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Rose's role at the All-Star game in Cincinnati will be determined by Major League Baseball and the Reds after they determine what other obligations the banned career hits leader has.

Rose began work as a studio analyst for Fox this month. The network will broadcast the game, which is being played in Rose's hometown on July 14.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that MLB is talking to the Reds about Rose's involvement.

Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an MLB investigation concluded he bet on Reds' games while managing the team. He has applied for reinstatement, but Manfred has not given a timetable for a decision.

HAWKS-CARROLL INJURY

ATLANTA (AP) -- DeMarre Carroll's agent says an MRI on Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and Carroll is hoping to play for the Hawks by Friday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Mark Bartelstein told The Associated Press on Thursday that Carroll has only a knee sprain and "maybe a little" bone bruise.

Carroll celebrated the news on his Twitter feed.

Bartelstein says Carroll will receive treatment for the soreness Thursday and Friday in hopes of playing against Cleveland in Game 2.

Carroll's knee appeared to buckle as he was driving to the basket with about 5 minutes left in the 97-89 loss to the Cavaliers. Carroll couldn't put pressure on the leg as he was helped off the floor.

B10-OHIO ST-INDIANA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Scott Donley's three-RBI double broke a tie in the eighth inning and sixth-seeded Indiana beat Ohio State 5-3 Thursday in an elimination game of the Big Ten tournament.

Kyle Hart pitched six scoreless innings for the defending Big Ten champion Hoosiers (33-21). Hart allowed six hits and no runs or walks. Indiana will play the loser of the Michigan vs. Iowa game on Friday.

The Buckeyes (35-20) didn't get on the board until Nick Sergakis' RBI groundout scored Ronnie Dawson in the seventh inning. Craig Nenning followed with an RBI single to tie it 2-2.

Brad Hartong gave Indiana a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Seventh-seeded Ohio State has lost five-straight games after losing to Iowa in their tournament opener on Thursday.

National Sports News

Last Update on May 24, 2015 02:36 GMT

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Washington Nationals were owners of a six-game winning streak and had won 18 of their previous 22 games before the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up Stephen Strasburg this afternoon.

Strasburg was tagged for five earned runs and seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings as the Nats absorbed an 8-1 loss to the Phils. Maikel Franco smacked a two-run homer off Strasburg, who is 3-5 with a hefty 6.50 ERA this season.

Ryan Howard was 3-for-5 with a solo shot and two RBIs to back Cole Hamels, who held Washington to a run and five hits in eight innings.

Also in the majors:

-- San Francisco has an eight-game winning streak after Brandon Crawford collected three RBIs and Joe Panik had three of the Giants' 14 hits in a 10-8 win at Colorado in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence each drove in two runs to back a shaky Chris Heston, who won despite giving up six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

-- Alex Gordon smacked a two-run homer as Kansas City beat St. Louis 3-2 in a game that was called by rain in the bottom of the sixth. The Royals are a major league-leading 28-14 following their fifth consecutive win.

-- Boston had dropped three straight before Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in three runs to carry the Red Sox past the Angels 8-3. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts (ZAN'-dur BOH'-gahrts) each had two RBIs to support Steven Wright, who scattered four hits in 6 1/3 innings and blanked the Angels after the first.

-- Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play while holding Detroit to two runs in six innings of Houston's 3-2 triumph over the Tigers. The Tigers led 2-1 in the fifth until the Astros turned their first triple play in 11 years, helping McCullers pick up his first big league win.

-- Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead single and a three-run homer in a 10-run third inning that highlighted the Texas Rangers' 15-4 mauling of the New York Yankees. CC Sabathia (sah-BATH'-ee-uh) was pinned with the Yankees' ninth loss in 10 games by surrendering six runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, his shortest outing since 2009.

-- Kyle Seager bashed a solo homer and James Paxton won his third straight start by allowing two runs and four hits in six innings of Seattle's 3-2 victory at Toronto. Willie Bloomquist added a two-run double as the Mariners handed the Blue Jays their 11th loss in 14 games.

-- A.J. Burnett won his fourth straight start by giving up only one run while striking out 10 over seven innings of Pittsburgh's 8-2 pounding of the New York Mets. Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in two runs apiece as the Pirates dealt Mets ace Matt Harvey the worst loss of his career.

-- Cincinnati's losing streak reached seven games as Corey Kluber held the Reds to a run over eight innings of Cleveland's 2-1 victory. Jason Kipnis snapped a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the eighth.

-- Kendall Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, leading Oakland past Tampa Bay 5-0. San Fuld had two RBIs to help the Athletics win for only the third time in 17 games.

-- The Chicago White Sox retired Paul Konerko's No. 14 before Torii Hunter and Eduardo Nunez homered in the second inning of Minnesota's 4-3 victory at U.S. Cellular Field. Trevor May yielded three runs and six hits in a career-high seven innings to pitch the Twins to their fifth victory in seven games.

-- Atlanta pulled out a 3-2 win over Milwaukee on Jace Peterson's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. The Braves trailed 2-0 until Cameron Maybin and Freddie Freeman hit consecutive run-scoring doubles in the fifth.

MLB-DODGERS-GRANDAL

UNDATED (AP) -- New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been shut down for at least another week because of a back problem.

He originally went on the disabled list in mid-April with hamstring trouble, then developed a back issue while rehabbing. The Mets say the seven-time All-Star has been diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. The team captain took live batting practice on Friday before his back flared up again.

In other major league injury news:

-- The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed backup catcher Yasmani Grandal on the seven-day concussion disabled list and replaced him by calling up Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Grandal twice took blows to the head during Friday's win against San Diego. He was struck on the right side of the head by the follow-through of Yangervis Solarte's bat in the third inning, then took a foul tip off the mask by Matt Kemp in the fourth.

-- The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain. He has hit just .044 in 13 games after beginning the season the DL after having surgery on his right elbow.

NBA PLAYOFFS-HAWKS/CAVALIERS

UNDATED (AP) -- If the Atlanta Hawks are to rally and win the NBA championship, they'll do it without Kyle Korver.

The team's top 3-point threat is done for the playoffs because of severe high right ankle sprain. Korver rolled the ankle during a scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Friday's loss to Cleveland.

The Cavaliers lead the series 2-0, but they could be spending a second straight game without Kyrie Irving. The All-Star guard is listed as questionable for Game 3 on Sunday due to tendinitis in his left knee, an injury that resulted from him compensating for a sprained right foot.

Irving played one-on-one on Saturday while wearing a brace on his left knee.

PGA-COLONIAL

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Na is the man in front of the PGA's Colonial after three rounds of play at 11-under.

Na toured the Fort Worth, Texas, course at 1-under-69 for a one shot lead over Ian Poulter. Two shots off the pace is Charley Hoffman at minus-9.

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP)-- Defending champion Colin Montgomerie shot a 2-under 70 to secure a three-stroke edge in the third round of the Senior PGA Championship.

Four-time Senior majors winner Bernhard Langer is second after a 68. He eagled the 415-yard, par-4 eighth hole and closed with consecutive birdies after a bogey at the par-5 16th.

Scott Verplank, Esteban Toledo (EHS'-teh-bahn toh-LAY'-doh) and Brian Henninger are tied for third at minus-1.

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