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Last Update on July 04, 2015 05:41 GMT

INDIANS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Michael Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday night in a game that stretched past midnight.

Bourn's two-run single in the eighth inning extended the Indians' lead to 5-2 after Cleveland loaded the bases on a walk to David Murphy and singles by Yan Gomes and Giovanny Urshela.

Moss opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the second and Bourn had an RBI double in the fourth inning to put Cleveland ahead 3-0.

The Indians won their fifth straight and snapped the Pirates' three-game win streak.

Bauer (7-5) allowed two runs and three hits in 6 1/3 innings. Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth to complete the three-hitter and get his 16th save.

Charlie Morton (6-2) gave up three runs and four hits in six innings.

BREWERS-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Carlos Gomez hit his first career grand slam and tied his career high with five RBIs, leading Milwaukee over the Cincinnati Reds 12-1 Friday night and extending their winning streak to six.

Gerardo Parra and Aramis Ramirez added solo shots for the Brewers, on their longest winning streak since taking nine in a row in April 2014. Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun had three hits each as Milwaukee matched its season high for runs and victory margin.

Mike Fiers (4-7) allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings to win for the first time in four starts since June 12. He didn't allow a runner past first base until Marlon Byrd reached second on Fiers' throwing error in the seventh.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 04, 2015 16:36 GMT

MLB-TIGERS-CABRERA

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit star Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and is expected to miss least six weeks with a calf injury.

The two-time AL MVP pulled up while breaking for second during last night's win over Toronto. An MRI showed a strain of his calf muscle, but no injury to his Achilles tendon.

Cabrera is leading the AL with a .350 batting average and has 15 homers and 54 RBIs.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have gotten a full day of Fourth of July baseball underway with a late morning start in the nation's capital. The NL East leaders are hosting the Giants in the second game of their weekend series.

San Francisco'sMadison Bumgarner got off to a shaky start giving up a first pitch home run to leadoff man Michael A. Taylor then a two run homer to Bryce Harper two hitters later. Washington starter Stephen Strasburg was taken out of the game after 3 2/3 innings after appearing to injure his left side. He gave up no runs and one hit.

Felix Hernandez tries again to earn his 11th win of the season when the Mariners visit Oakland this afternoon. The 10-4 right-hander allowed one hit in six innings in his last start before leaving the game with heat cramps.

The Mets and Dodgers meet in L.A. with a good pitching match-up scheduled. Los Angeles goes with Zach Greinke (GREHN'-kee) who is 6-2 with a major-league leading 1.58 ERA. Matt Harvey gets the call for the Mets with a 7-5 mark and 0.46 ERA in his last three starts.

Colin McHugh and Clay Buchholz take three-game winning streaks into their pitching showdown when Houston visits the Red Sox. McHugh allowed a run on two hits in eight innings in his last start for the Astros. Buchholz has a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts.

There are nine day games on the 15-game schedule to help celebrate the Fourth.

TENNIS-WIMBLEDON

LONDON (AP) -- Roger Federer stayed on course for a run at an eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 win over Sam Groth. That moved the second seed into the second week of the tournament.

John Isner's serve let him down in a loss to reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch) 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 12-10. The big-serving Isner double-faulted on two of the last three points to lose the third round match that was suspended Friday because of darkness.

Viktor Troicki managed what Rafael Nadal could not, beating Dustin Brown 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3. The 102nd-ranked Brown stunned Nadal on Centre Court on Thursday.

In women's play, Madison Keys has become the fourth American to move into the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany's Tatjana Maria.

Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) cruised into the fourth round by beating Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2.

GOLF-GREENBRIER CLASSIC

WHITE SUPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) -- Jhonattan Vegas and Scott Langley share the lead heading into today's third round of the Greenbrier Classic. But they have plenty of company.

Twenty-three golfers were within three shots of the lead, including seven who start the day just a shot back.

And among those that are four off the pace are two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods.

NASCAR-DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR's Sprint Cup drivers will let it all out during qualifying at Daytona International Speedway today for tomorrow night's Coke Zero 400. They have been greeted by safety upgrades made since the Daytona 500 in February.

That's when Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot when he crashed into a concrete wall a day before the season-opening race.

He was also involved in an 11-car crash minutes into the opening practice session yesterday.

The track is offering an exchange program in which fans can trade a Confederate flag for an American flag this weekend.

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