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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.

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Last Update on May 22, 2015 15:05 GMT

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

ATLANTA (AP) -- The second game of the Hawks-Cavaliers NBA Eastern Conference final is being played tonight in Atlanta. That was the site of the Cavaliers' 97-89 win two nights ago in the first game of the best-of-seven series.

The status of two key players remains paramount as Cleveland fans continue to hope that Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving will be able to play a complete game on his bad knee and ankle, while Hawks' fans are hoping that DeMarre (deh-MAHR'-ay) Carroll will be able to play after wrenching his left knee in the Game 1 loss. An MRI on Thursday showed no structural damage to the knee and Carroll's agent says his client hopes to play.

Following a day off the series will resume in Cleveland Sunday.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay can take a commanding lead in its best-of-seven Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final with a win tonight over New York. The Rangers won the first game of the series in New York while the Lightning have won the last two. Following this evening's Game 4 in Tampa the series will shift back to New York for Game 5 Sunday evening.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Two division leaders are meeting tonight because of interleague play as American League Central leader Kansas City is home to St. Louis, the top team in the NL Central. KC enters the game with a record of 26-14 while the Cards are 27-14. Tonight's game marks the first time in the past 18 years of interleague play when the Royals and Cardinals have met with each team in first place.

King Felix of the Mariners is looking to become baseball's first seven-game winner tonight. Seattle is on the road for a game with the Blue Jays and Felix Hernandez enters the game 6-1 with a 2.30 earned run average. The ace right-hander was handed his first loss of the season last Saturday by the Red Sox.

The winningest team right now is San Francisco as the Giants have won their last six games. Tonight the defending World Champs are in Denver facing the Rockies. Washington has won its last five in a row to take over first place in the National league East. This evening the Nats are home to Philadelphia.

The rest of the dance card has Texas in New York to face the Yankees, Pittsburgh home to the Mets, the Tigers entertaining the Astros, Baltimore at Miami, the Indians home to the Reds in the opening game of what they call "The Battle for Ohio," the Angels at Boston, the Rays at home to the Athletics, Milwaukee in Atlanta, the White Sox hosting the Twins, the Cubs at Arizona and the Dodgers at home to the Padres.

PGA-CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- There's a three-way tie as second-round play in the Crowne Plaza Invitational begins in Fort Worth, Texas. The trio on top after 18 holes featured Masters champion Jordan Spieth (speeth) along with Kevin Na (nah), Boo Weekley and Ryo Ishikawa. Each shot an opening 6-under-64.

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