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Last Update on June 30, 2015 05:32 GMT


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight runs -- matching his season high -- and nine hits, retiring only six of 17 batters.

Cincinnati's Mike Leake let most of the lead slip away. Ten Twins batted during a six-run rally in the top of the fourth inning. Brian Dozier's three-run homer off Leake cut it to 9-7.

Nate Adcock (1-1) got the victory with two scoreless innings in relief of Leake.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Cleveland Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

Anderson (1-0) didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh. Evan Longoria followed with a single before the 24-year-old right-hander settled to retire the last four batters he faced.

Yan Gomes had three hits, including a solo homer in the eighth for the Indians, who limped into town after being shut out in both games of a doubleheader at Baltimore on Sunday. Michael Brantley also had three hits, including a RBI single, and Jason Kipnis drove in a run off rookie Nathan Karns (4-4) with one of his three hits.


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Last Update on June 30, 2015 22:51 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole is looking to become baseball's first 12-game winner tonight when he takes to the mound in Detroit against the Pirates. Cole, who is 11-3 with a 2.16 earned run average, will square off with former American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander.

Chris Sale gets the start for the White Sox at St. Louis looking to extend an impressive streak. The left-hander has a string of seven straight outings with at least 10 strikeouts in the game. The lefty has fanned 85 batters during the run.

Houston sends 9-3 Dallas Keuchel (KY'-kehl) to the mound in the continuation of its home series with Kansas City.

American League ERA leader Sonny Gray has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight against Colorado due to flu-like symptoms. He's 9-3 with a 2.06 ERA.

There are 15-games on the major league schedule.


MIAMI (AP) -- Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants after lengthy stays on the disabled list.

Cain is scheduled to start Thursday against Miami. Cain hasn't pitched since July 2014 due to elbow surgery and a strained flexor tendon.

Peavy is to start Friday at Washington after being sidelined since April 17 with a strained back.

Cain will replace right-hander Tim Lincecum, who will be placed on the disabled list with a bruised right forearm after being hit by a line drive Saturday.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season. He took over on an interim basis last Friday after manager Ryne Sandberg resigned.

This is Mackanin's third stint as an interim manager after working in a similar role previously with the Reds and Pirates.


BALTIMORE (AP) -- Josh Hamilton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers. He was sidelined since May 31 with a strained left hamstring and has played in only seven games this season. Hamitlon is batting .273 with two homers and five RBIs.


MONTREAL (AP) -- The U.S. Women's World Cup team has a semifinal date with Germany this evening.

The showdown features two of the best goalkeepers in the game, Nadine Angerer for Germany and the Americans Hope Solo. Germany has allowed three goals in the tournament while Solo has posted four straight shutouts since giving up a goal in the opener.


LONDON (AP) -- The defending women's champion has won her first match of the year at Wimbledon as have former men's champions Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL').

Second-seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) rolled to a straight sets win. The two-time Wimbledon champ pulled out of a warmup event last week at Eastbourne, England, citing a viral illness.

Federer, Murray and Nadal all advanced with straight sets wins as well.

There were two upsets on the women's side of things as Eugenie Bouchard (boo-SHARD'), who was runner-up at Wimbledon last year, fell in the opening round to a qualifier, while third seed Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp) became the highest seeded player eliminated so far, losing to the 106th ranked player in the world.

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, have pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon. The duo has won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles as a pair, most recently at Wimbledon in 2012.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. That makes four NBA teams in the last week for Ridnour. He was to Charlotte in a deal involving Memphis on Wednesday, then almost immediately dealt to the Thunder.

Ridnour has played for five NBA teams in 12 years and has a career scoring average of 9.3 points per game.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova (dehl-uh-veh-DOH'-vah) and Iman (EE'-mahn) Shumpert all received qualifying offers from Cleveland. That means the Cavaliers can match any offers those players get from other clubs this summer. Thompson is of particular importance to the Cavaliers, who went to the NBA Finals this past season. He has appeared in 308 consecutive games, has averaged 10.1 points and 8.4 rebounds over his career and saw his stock soar by averaging 9.6 points and 10.8 rebounds in this year's playoffs.

The Cavs have also announced that forward Mike Miller exercised his $2.85-million option for next season.


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