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Last Update on July 23, 2014 05:33 GMT

INDIANS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Carlos Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Danny Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Tuesday night.

Cleveland won for the fourth time in six games since the All-Star break. Minnesota has lost four of five.

Santana hit a no-doubt solo shot to right field in the fifth to put the Indians up 4-1. He also had two doubles and a bunt single to beat a defensive shift. Nick Swisher had his first three-hit game of the year for Cleveland.

Closer Cody Allen struck out pinch-hitter Chris Parmelee with a runner on third in a two-run game in the eighth inning before Cleveland scored four times in the ninth to negate a save opportunity when Carlos Carrasco pitched the ninth.

Minnesota's Brian Dozier had three hits, including his career-high 19th home run in the seventh inning.

REDS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

It was Lucroy's second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His first was last season off closer Aroldis Chapman and this one was off Sam LeCure.

Francisco Rodriguez (4-3) pitched the ninth to earn the victory.

Cincinnati, which is 0-5 since the All-Star break, brought in LeCure (1-2) to pitch the ninth. His outing lasted just three pitches as Lucroy hit a 1-1 offering for a line drive homer inside the left field foul pole.

Lucroy was batting just .200 (21 for 105) in his last 25 games. His first homer of the game was on a 3-2 pitch from starter Homer Bailey in the sixth.

REDS-COZART-INJURY

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Zack Cozart left the Cincinnati Reds game with the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit in the right hand by a pitch while attempting to bunt.

X-rays on the first two fingers of his hand were negative, and the team said he was day-to-day.

Cozart was hit by a pitch from Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson in the seventh inning, twisting out of the batter's box in pain while grabbing his hand. The ball appeared to hit Cozart's bat first, but Milwaukee's appeal of the hit by pitch call was unsuccessful and he was awarded first base.

Cozart stayed in the game as a runner and was doubled off second base on an easy flyout to end the inning. He then left the game.

In 95 games, Cozart is batting .227 with two home runs and 22 RBI.

BREWERS GENNETT INJURY

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett left Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his right quad.

Gennett also left Saturday's game in Washington with the same tightness. There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury.

Against the Reds, he made a play on a grounder that was deflected by starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson to end the fourth inning. His turn in the batting order didn't come up in the bottom half of the inning and he was replaced by Rickie Weeks at top of the fifth.

Gennett was 0 for 2 in the game. He is batting .305 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 89 games.

REDS-ONDRUSEK

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Reds placed right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder before Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.

The move is retroactive to July 13.

Ondrusek is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.31 in 29 games this season.

Right-hander Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.

Partch has pitched in four games with the Reds in 2014. He is 1-0 and has not allowed a run.

BENGALS INJURIES

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals expect cornerback Leon Hall to be ready for the start of training camp and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to join them for full workouts sometime later.

Hall and Atkins are their two biggest questions heading into camp. Both are starters who mean a lot to a defense that ranked third in the NFL last season.

Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he's sustained such an injury. Coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday that he expects Hall to be cleared for full practices when camp opens Thursday.

Atkins tore a knee ligament Oct. 31. Lewis says Atkins won't be cleared to practice at the outset, but he expects him to be back sometime during camp.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 23, 2014 14:48 GMT

NFL-BRONCOS

DENVER (AP) -- Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team to deal with Alzheimer's disease. The team has announced that the 70-year-old will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named the Broncos' chief executive officer.

The Broncos say the ownership of the team is held in a trust and the hope is that one of Bowlen's children will run the team one day.

Under Bowlen's guidance, the Broncos made six Super Bowl appearances.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- There are six day games being played today in baseball. Four of the American League Central teams are squaring off in two games as the Indians and Twins end a three-game series in Minneapolis and Kansas City concludes a three-game set in Chicago with the White Sox. The final AL Central team, division-leading Detroit, wraps up a three-game series in Phoenix with the Diamondbacks this afternoon as well.

The National League East-leading Nationals are in Denver for a game with the Rockies while Seattle is playing host to the Mets and the Reds are in Milwaukee. The Rockies are in the midst of a seven-game losing skid, longest in baseball.

The current longest winning streak belongs to the Rays and tonight Tampa wraps up a series with the Cardinals in St. Louis.

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