Last Update on July 27, 2014 05:34 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 last night for their fifth straight win.
A day after his pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning beat Cleveland, Butler connected for a tiebreaking shot in the fifth. It was 5-all when he tagged Nick Hagadone for a drive over the Royals' bullpen in left field.
Carlos Santana hit his third homer in two games for Cleveland, which has lost six of seven.
Jeremy Guthrie (6-9) won despite giving up five runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. Greg Holland got his 27th save in 29 chances.
Zach McAllister (3-6) couldn't hold a 5-0 lead. He gave up a single to Salvador Perez to start the fifth and was replaced by Hagadone.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew beat New England 2-1 last night to extend the Revolution's losing streak to eight games.
Finlay ran down a long ball from Justin Meram, shrugged off a defender, and hammered a shot into the back of the net.
Federico Higuain opened the scoring for the Crew (6-7-8) in the 43rd minute, bending in a free kick around the wall from 23 yards out. New England's Kelyn Rowe missed on a left-footed shot in the 50th minute, but his ensuing corner kick to the head of A.J. Soares tied it at 1.
New England (7-11-2) is one short of the club record for consecutive losses set in 1997-98. The Revolution have scored four goals during the slide.
Wil Trapp received a yellow card in the 41st minute and will miss the Crew's next match on an accumulation suspension.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto fanned nine in seven innings on Saturday, and Brayan Pena singled through a drawn-in infield for the only run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals that ended a seven-game losing streak.
Cincinnati ended its longest losing streak in five years by getting several good defensive plays and another dominating performance by its All-Star starter. Cueto (11-6) gave up four hits and walked three.
Left-hander Aroldis Chapman pitched out of a two-on, two-out threat in the eighth and finished for his 22nd save in 24 chances. He extended his streak of at least one strikeout in his last 43 appearances, the longest by a reliever in the majors since 1900.
The Reds' offense has been in a deep slump, leading to Cincinnati's worst losing streak coming out of the All-Star break since 1991.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- With No. 2 jerseys ringing the field, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has begun his quest to win Cleveland's starting job.
Manziel is taking part in his first NFL training camp practice on Saturday and thousands of fans have come out for an up-close look at the sensation nicknamed Johnny Football. Fans began lining up outside the Browns' training complex at 5 a.m. to secure the closest possible spots near the practice fields.
Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner who was drafted in the first round by the Browns, walked onto the field at 9:22 a.m. as House of Pain's "Jump Around" blared through loudspeakers.
On Friday, Manziel, who will battle Brian Hoyer to be the starter, acknowledged he made "some rookie mistakes" with an offseason filled with partying.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.
Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.
"Don't Sign Dalton," the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.
"A.J. to A.J., The Future Is Now," said the other banner.
They were soon taken down, but the sentiment will linger with some fans until the fourth-year quarterback gets the final breakthrough in a so-far stellar career. He not only has to get the Bengals to the playoffs for a fourth straight season -- something they've never done -- but he has to get them deep into the postseason.
Last Update on July 28, 2014 03:05 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers have given Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) a rough greeting in his debut for the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers roughed up Peavy for four runs in six innings as they try for a three-game sweep at AT&T Park. Carl Crawford's RBI triple highlighted a three-run fifth inning against Peavy. The Dodgers are leading the Giants 4-3 late.
The 33-year-old right-hander started against the division-leading Dodgers, a day after being acquired in a trade with Boston. Peavy was 1-9 with Boston. He lasted six innings, giving up four runs on six hits. Los Angeles is trying to go a game and a-half ahead of the Giants.
The Dodgers are throwing a third straight 11-game winner in the finale of the series. Hyun-Jin Ryu (HYOON JIHN ree-OO') takes an 11-5 mark to the mound for LA.
Buster Posey's home run in the fifth cut the Dodgers lead to 4-3.
In other Sunday baseball:
-- The Tampa Bay Rays' nine-game win streak is over. David Ortiz's three-run home run, his 25th of the season, helped the Boston Red Sox end their five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rays.
-- The Toronto Blue Jays won their first series at Yankee Stadium in nearly two years by edging the Yankees 5-4. Dioner (dee-AH'-nur) Navarro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth for the Jays, who have a one-game lead over the Yanks for the second wild card in the AL.
-- Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set.
-- Doug Fister improved to 10-2 as the Washington Nationals beat slumping Cincinnati 4-2. Adam LaRoche drove in two runs. The Reds have lost eight of nine since the All-Star break.
-- Atlanta stayed a game and a-half back of Washington in the NL East by beating San Diego 8-3. Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning.
-- Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 to avoid a four-game sweep.
-- Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3. That ends the Royals' winning streak at five.
-- Baltimore edged Seattle 3-2 in 10 innings. Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, including the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th.
-- AL West leader Oakland routed Texas 9-3. A's catcher John Jaso had two hits and three RBIs for the Athletics, who maintained their two-game lead over the L.A. Angels.
-- The Angels nipped Detroit 2-1 for their third straight win. David Freese (freez) hit a tiebreaking homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth.
-- Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom improved to 5-5 and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win.
-- Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 and complete a three game sweep.
-- Slumping Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the first inning and scored what proved to be the winning run in the sixth to lead Philadelphia to a 4-2 win over Arizona. Howard's 16th homer of the season came off of Diamondbacks starter Vidal Nuno.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame has added six new members who have taken their place among the greats of the game.
It was a big day for the Atlanta Braves, who saw former pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine enshrined along with longtime manager Bobby Cox. Those three were part of a dominating Braves era that saw the team win 14 straight division titles. Maddux and Glavine are 300-game winners and Cox is fourth on the all-time victory list.
No. 3 on that list is Tony LaRussa, who has also been inducted along with fellow managing great Joe Torre. LaRussa is a four-time manager of the year who won 12 division titles, six pennants and three World Series. Torre is fifth on the managerial wins list and captured 10 division titles, six AL pennants and four World Series with the Yankees.
Slugger Frank Thomas rounds out the class of 2014. He hit .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs in his 19-year career mostly with the White Sox.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jeff Gordon won the first Brickyard 400 in 1994. He's not a record-breaking five-time winner in the Sprint Cup race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Gordon grabbed the lead from Kasey Kahne (KAYN) during a re-start with 17 laps to go and pulled way for the victory.
Kyle Busch finished a distance second, followed by Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano.
The win moves Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher (SHOO'-mah-kur), whose five Formula One victories at Indy had been the gold standard.
The victory also adds to Gordon's lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season.
Roush officials confirm that Edwards will not be back in the No. 99 Ford, which had long been rumored but not substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss contract negotiations. He's believed to be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in a new fourth car, but his contract with Roush doesn't permit him to announce his plans until September.
BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) -- With a commanding eight-shot lead heading into the final round, Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) didn't let up at the Senior British Open. The German is celebrating a record-shattering 13-shot win after posing a final round 4-under 67. Langer adds the title to the one he won in 2010.
Colin (KAH'-lihn) Montgomerie, who has already claimed two senior majors this year, had to be content with second this time. He shot a final-round 2-under 69.
MONTREAL (AP) -- Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk).
Clark closed with a 5-under 65 to overtake Furyk who entered the final round with a three-shot lead in an attempt to claim his third win in the tournament.
But Clark started his charge on the 11th hole and when Furyk failed to birdie the No. 18, the victory was his. Furyk closed with a 69.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The top-seeded Americans aren't on hand today for the singles matches in the inaugural LPGA International Crown team event. They were eliminated in a playoff by South Korea, which advanced with a wildcard berth.
Joining them will be Thailand, Spain, Japan and Sweden.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas. Millsap averaged 17.9 points last season for Atlanta and was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
USA Basketball also announced that Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in the training camp because of a groin injury.
Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi (kuh-WY') Leonard recently withdrew from the roster that will be cut to 12 for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Top-seeded John Isner (IHZ'-nur) overpowered Dudi Sela to successful defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4. Isner is 6 feet 10.
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