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Last Update on August 20, 2014 05:36 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover (1-10) then plunked Jay to force in Bourjos with the winning run.
Pat Neshek (6-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief as the Cardinals won for the fifth time in six games and remained 2 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central.
The Reds have lost four in a row.
Jay scored the tying run in the eighth on pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso's RBI double.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon says a woman who accused the player in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting her should have to reveal her name publicly.
Simon's lawyer made his argument Tuesday in federal court in Washington. The woman has said in a court document that she worries Simon's fans may harass her or hurt her if her name becomes public.
The woman is currently identified in court filings as Jane Doe, though Simon and his attorneys know her name and can use it to investigate the case. Simon's lawyers want her to have to re-file the case without a pseudonym.
The woman's $15 million lawsuit claims she met the Simon at a Washington nightclub in 2013 and went with him to a hotel, where he forced sex on her.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.
Atchison's deal includes a team option in 2016. Financial terms were not immediately available.
The 38-year-old Atchison has been major contributor out of Cleveland's bullpen this season, going 6-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 53 appearances. The 38-year-old signed a free agent minor league contract with the Indians in January and made the 25-man roster in spring training. He pitched in 50 games last season for the New York Mets.
Atchison has held hitters to a .218 average and ranks among AL relief leaders in wins, inherited runners scored and innings.
Atchison is 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA in 258 major league games since breaking in with Seattle in 2004. He previously pitched for Indians manager Terry Francona in Boston.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana with an error on the play.
Originally, that hit pulled Jeter even with Wagner for sixth place on baseball's career list at 3,430. Now, it's an infield single the next day against the Indians that moved Jeter up the chart. And it was his double on Aug. 11 in Baltimore that pushed him ahead of Wagner.
Jeter says he has the souvenir ball from that double, thanks to New York Yankees head athletic trainer Steve Donohue.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine has not picked his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.
Pettine had been expected to announce whether Hoyer or Manziel, the hyped rookie, would start the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh. But the decision has been delayed and could carry through to Cleveland's third preseason game on Saturday. Pettine says the coaching staff will meet Wednesday night and could then choose a starter.
Pettine's decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night. Manziel also made an obscene gesture toward the Redskins' sideline, an act Pettine called "extremely disappointing" and will likely result in a fine from the NFL.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL.
The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.
It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns.
Safety Ryan Clark said Brown "could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity to make a statement and be more than a football player, it's good."
Protesters have gathered daily in Ferguson since Brown was fatally was shot by a police officer Aug. 9.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants.
Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June.
Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta.
A long-time NBA assistant, Boylan is back for his second season with Cleveland as is Brielmaier.
Posey spent last season coaching Cleveland's Development League affiliate in Canton. He won league titles as a player with Miami and Boston.
Also, Phil Handy will also serve as the team's director of player development and Vitaly Potapenko has been retained as assistant director of player development.
Last Update on August 20, 2014 15:06 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine (PEHT'-ihn) has picked Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL').
Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release before Wednesday practice that he'll go with Hoyer in the Sept. 7 opener against Pittsburgh. The decision ends weeks of competition and analysis.
Pettine delayed his decision after both Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday. During that game, Manziel gave the finger to the Redskins sideline, an act Pettine says was factored into the decision.
Hoyer didn't win the job over Manziel as much as he hung onto it after beginning training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. Hoyer made three starts before a season-ending knee injury in 2013.
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