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Last Update on July 28, 2015 05:33 GMT


ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Monday night.

Wong connected on a 3-2 fastball from rookie Raisel Iglesias (1-3) with two outs in the fourth, putting St. Louis ahead 4-1. Wong's second career grand slam easily cleared the right- field wall, landing in the home bullpen.

The Cardinals have won six of seven, are a big league-best 64-35 record and lead the NL Central by 6 1/2 games.

Lynn (8-5) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, improving to 7-3 against the Reds. He has won five of his last six decisions overall.

Trevor Rosenthal earned his 31st save in 33 chances after getting two days off.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland. Both teams confirmed the trade on Monday.

The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season. Miller was signed last summer, bringing playoff experience and 3-point shooting to the Cavs, but he was hardly used in the playoffs.

Haywood is a 13-year NBA veteran. Miller is a 15-year veteran.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have re-signed free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Dellavedova emerged as an unlikely postseason contributor after All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was injured.

He made $816,000 last season, and had been a restricted free agent.

Although the Cavs signed Mo Williams this summer to be Irving's primary backup, the team wanted to keep Dellavedova because of the energy he brings off the bench.

Dellavedova accepted the Cavs' qualifying offer and he can be an unrestricted free agent next summer when the league's salary cap will expand.

The Australian has endeared himself to Cleveland fans and his teammates with his non-stop hustle. Dellavedova had several big games in the playoffs, scoring 20 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine has been impressed with quarterback Johnny Manziel's improvement but said the former Heisman Trophy winner remains firmly behind Josh McCown for the starting job.

Meeting with Cleveland reporters to preview training camp, Pettine said McCown, signed during the offseason, likely will be the starter for the Sept. 13 season opener against the New York Jets but he wouldn't guarantee it.

Manziel, whose rough rookie season was followed by a stay in rehab, reported to the team's facility on Monday. Unlike last summer, Manziel did not make any headlines with his off-field conduct and Pettine was impressed that the QB recently worked out with former NFL coach Jon Gruden.

Pettine said the team "felt very comfortable" with Manziel's plans for the offseason and reiterated that the Browns won't micromanage their players.


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- Former Northwest Arkansas pitcher Cody Reed picked up his first honor as the Texas League's Pitcher of the Week just before being traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Cincinnati Reds.

Reed threw seven scoreless innings against the Tulsa Drillers last week. He limited the Drillers to two hits and a walk while striking out seven batters in a 71-pitch outing.

The Royals picked Reed in the second round of the 2013 draft. On Sunday, the Royals sent Reed and pitchers Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb to Cincinnati for pitcher Johnny Cueto and cash considerations.

Northwest Arkansas is playing a three-game series this week at Arkansas.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 28, 2015 13:02 GMT


DENVER (AP) -- A person knowledgable about the situation has revealed that Troy Tulowitzski (Tew-loh-WITZ'-kee) has been traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes (RAY'-uhs) and three pitching prospects in a stunning swap of star shortstops.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Tuesday because the deal had not yet been announced.

In addition to Tulowitzki, the Rockies sent 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays.

Along with Reyes, the Rockies picked up reliever Miguel Castro and two minor league pitchers.

Neither team had confirmed the blockbuster deal. first reported the sides had agreed to a trade involving Tulowitzki, Reyes and minor leaguers.

The talented but often injured Tulowitzki is a five-time All-Star who is hitting .300 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs in 87 games this season.

He was replaced on defense in the bottom of the ninth inning during Colorado's 9-8 loss to the Cubs in Chicago on Monday night. After the game, the slugger spent at least 30 minutes in manager Walt Weiss' office at Wrigley Field, but was unavailable to reporters.


UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels have added veterans in an effort to bolster their postseason chances.

The Mets have acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics. Clippard has gone 1-3 with 17 saves and a 2.79 ERA in 38 2/3 innings since being acquired by the A's from Washington last winter.

The Mets also receive $1 million from the Athletics and send minor league hurler Casey Meisner to Oakland.

The Angels have snared veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash from the Boston Red Sox for infielder Josh Rutledge.

Victorino helped the Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, but he's hitting just .245 while playing 33 games this season, missing time due to two stints on the disabled list. The 34-year-old Victorino is a lifetime .276 with 108 homers and 229 stolen bases since reaching the majors in 2003.

Boston will pay the Angels just over $3.8 million as part of the trade.

Elsewhere in the majors:

-- The Cubs have released right-hander Edwin Jackson, one week after he was designated for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season.

-- Giants left fielder Nori Aoki (NOHR'-ee ah-OH'-kee) was activated in time for Monday's game against Milwaukee. Aoki was hitting .317 before missing 28 games with a broken right leg suffered June 20.


UNDATED (AP) -- It was another winning night for Missouri's Major League Baseball teams as Kansas City and St. Louis both expanded their respective division leads.

The Royals are an American League-best 60-38 after Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a four RBIs and three runs scored in a 9-4 rout of Cleveland. Hosmer put Kansas City ahead to stay with a three-run homer in the top of the first, one inning before Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) hit his first round-tripper of the season.

Kendrys (KEHN'-drihs) Morales added a two-run double and an RBI single in the Royals' third straight win.

Edinson Volquez improved to 10-5 with help from Joe Blanton, who picked up a three-inning save.

The outcome puts the AL Central Division-leading Royals eight games ahead of Minnesota.

The Cardinals were 4-1 winners over Cincinnati as Kolten Wong launched a grand slam in the fourth inning. Lance Lynn improved to 8-5 by winning for the fifth time in his last six decisions, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings. Lynn and the Cardinals' bullpen blanked the Reds following Jay Bruce's sacrifice fly in the third.

Trevor Rosenthal picked up his 31st save as the Redbirds stretched their lead in the NL Central to 6 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.

In other major league finals:

-- Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday and the New York Yankees earned their third straight win by downing the Rangers 6-2 in Texas. Rodriguez joined Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield as the only major leaguers to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s. Didi Gregorius smacked a two-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs for the Yanks, who pace the AL East by seven games over Toronto and Baltimore.

-- The Orioles beat Atlanta 2-1 on Matt Wieters (WEE'-turz) homer leading off the bottom of the 11th. The O's tied it on J.J. Hardy's sacrifice fly in the ninth, a half-inning after Adonis Garcia homered for the Braves. The Birds' third consecutive win puts them back at .500.

-- NL Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Heston improved to 11-5 by limiting Milwaukee to two runs and five hits in seven innings of San Francisco's 4-2 win against the Brewers. Brandon Crawford smacked a two-run homer to put the Giants ahead 3-0, one batter after Brandon Belt lifted a sacrifice fly. The Giants' sixth straight win puts them within a half-game of the NL West-leading Dodgers.

-- The Cubs blew a 7-4 lead in the ninth before beating Colorado 9-8 on rookie Kris Bryant's two-run, walk-off homer. Bryant finished with three RBIs and Starlin Castro drove in two as Chicago ended a three-game skid. Carlos Gonzalez belted a two-run shot that put the Rockies ahead 8-7.

-- Curt Casali homered twice and had three RBIs in Tampa Bay's 5-2 verdict over Detroit. Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) hit a solo homer and an RBI single as rumors swirl that he and teammate David Price could be moved before Friday's trade deadline. The reigning AL Central champs are 12 1/2 games behind Kansas City.

-- The Chicago White Sox made it five straight wins as Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBI's in a 10-8 decision over Boston. Tyler Flowers also had two RBIs, including a run-scoring single that snapped a 7-7 tie in the seventh inning. David Ortiz homered for the third time in two games, but his Red Sox still lost for the 10th time in 12 games.

-- Arizona beat Seattle 4-3 on Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt scored the winning run and raised his average to .346 by going 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks. The Mariners extended the game on Mike Zunino's RBI single with two out in the bottom of the ninth.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Newly acquired Royals ace Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) will make his debut for Kansas City on Friday in Toronto.

Cueto was picked up in Sunday's trade with Cincinnati for three left-handed pitching prospects. Cueto is still getting personal business in order and plans to join the AL's best team on Tuesday.

The Royals felt they needed a proven top-of-the-rotation starter to solidify their staff and dealt for Cueto, who is 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA in 19 starts this season. He was a 20-game winner last season.


UNDATED (AP) -- It turns out that Boston was too strong for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

"The Hub" has bowed out of the bidding for the 2024 Summer Games, and most of its citizens aren't shedding a tear. Polls indicated that Boston's bid was never warmly received by local residents, and area politicians declined to support the process until they received a firm indication of the final dollar amount. Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Friday that he wanted to see a full report from a consulting group that wasn't scheduled to be complete until next month.

Only seven weeks remain before cities are officially nominated, which caused Baker's stance to place the bid in jeopardy. The USOC cut ties with Boston organizers after Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that he wouldn't be pressured into signing a contract that would put the city on the hook for cost over-runs.

USOC head Scott Blackmun says the committee still wants to bid on the 2024 Games. Several Olympic leaders have been quietly pushing Los Angeles as the best possible substitute.

Los Angeles has hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (gahr-SEH'-tee) released a statement saying he'd had no contact with the USOC, but was willing to talk.


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