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Last Update on August 03, 2015 05:35 GMT

BBN-PIRATES-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after All-Stars Andrew Mcutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches.

Pushing and shoving ensued in the eighth after the Reds' Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson. Cincinnati's Pedro Villareal hit McCutchen in the top of the inning.

No punches were thrown between two teams with a history of altercations dating back a couple of years, but the altercation rekindled twice before order was restored. Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez and Cincinnati's Joey Votto were ejected.

Pirates Closer Mark Melancon and manager Clint Hurdle were automatically ejected after Melancon hit Tucker Barnhart with one out in the ninth. Newly acquired Joakim Soria got the final two outs for his first National League save.

INDIANS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Canha entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. It was the first game-ending hit of his career.

Francisco Rodriguez (2-1) pitched one inning for the win, striking out Lindor with the go-ahead run on third base in the top of the 10th.

Fuld finished with two hits while Billy Burns drove in Oakland's other run.

Lonnie Chisenhall singled and scored for Cleveland, which has lost two straight.

BENGALS-MJOHNSON HURT

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice on Sunday and was taken off the field on a cart.

Doctors initially thought the injury wasn't serious. He was sent for tests. The injury happened during the team's second practice of training camp.

"From everything right now, it seems like everything should be OK," coach Marvin Lewis said.

Johnson returned to the Bengals after spending one season with the Buccaneers. The Bengals are hoping he revives a line that didn't get much pressure on the quarterback last season. Cincinnati finished last in the league in sacks.

The Bengals also are counting on tackle Geno Atkins to play better now that he's had a full year to recover from knee surgery.

National Sports News

Last Update on August 03, 2015 15:58 GMT

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