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Last Update on April 26, 2015 05:34 GMT

INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT (AP) -- Victor Martinez drove in three runs, taking advantage after Cleveland pitched around Miguel Cabrera and helping Alfredo Simon and the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 4-1 Saturday.

Cabrera drew four walks in a game for the first time in his career, three of them intentional. Earlier this season, the two-time AL MVP went 11 for 14 with six RBIs in a three-game series at Cleveland.

With Cabrera batting third, Martinez was in position to do damage hitting cleanup.

Simon (4-0) gave up one run in 6 2/3 innings. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save.

Ian Kinsler drove in the other run for the Tigers and Rajai Davis stole three bases.

Michael Brantley had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in Cleveland's run.

T.J. House (0-3) gave up three runs in three innings. He started in place of Trevor Bauer, who was scratched because of an illness.

CUBS-REDS PPD

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Steady rain prompted the Reds to postpone their game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, disappointing a big crowd that had bought tickets to see a reunion of Cincinnati's 1990 World Series championship team.

The teams waited 4 hours, 13 minutes before it was called off. No makeup was scheduled.

In addition to Saturday's rainout, the Reds have had three of their seven home games delayed by rain. They've also had three extra-inning games at home, including a 7-3 loss to the Cubs in 11 innings on Friday night.

It was Chicago's second postponement of the season. A game against St. Louis on April 7 was called off and hasn't been rescheduled.

UNION-CREW

Finlay scores twice; Crew power past Union 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ethan Finlay had two goals and an assist, Justin Meram and Kei Kamara each added a goal, and the Columbus Crew beat the Philadelphia Union 4-1 on Saturday night.

Kamara, Finlay and Meram each scored in the first half to help the Crew (3-2-2) build a 3-0 lead. Finlay added an insurance goal on a breakaway in the 73rd minute.

Kamara, in his 200th career MLS game, opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he settled Finlay's cross with a chest trap and blasted a left-footed shot into the net. It was his fifth goal of the season, tying him with Octavio Rivero for the league lead.

Finlay finished Waylon Francis' cross with one touch in the 32nd minute and Meram drove 40 yards by himself to score in the 44th.

Eric Ayuk scored on a header for the Union (1-5-3) in the 64th minute. The Crew had gone 272 minutes without allowing a goal.

JAMES-FULL-COURT SHOT

BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James looked more like a quarterback than a basketball player, nailing a full-court shot Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

A shirtless James, wearing gray shorts, made a one-handed throw from the baseline in front of Cleveland's bench. The ball sailed through the basket at the opposite end.

Video of the shot was taken by James' longtime personal trainer, Mike Mancias. It surfaced on Twitter shortly after the end of Cleveland's practice before Sunday's scheduled Game 4 against the Celtics.

Cleveland leads the series, 3-0.

National Sports News

Last Update on April 26, 2015 21:51 GMT

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- In a very physical game the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Boston 101-93 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Cavs took the best of seven series 4-0. Up next they will face the winner of the Chicago-Milwaukee series.

LeBron James led the way for Cleveland with 27 points. The Cavaliers played most of the game without Kevin Love who was sent to the locker room in the first quarter after having his shoulder wrenched in a tussle with Boston's Kelly Olynyk.

Washington and Houston can also advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs today with a win today. The Wizards are home to the Raptors with a 3-0 lead while Houston is playing at Dallas with a 3-0 lead over the Mavericks.

The final game of the day is in San Antonio and the Spurs start play with a 2-1 lead over the Clippers.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- It's Game 6 in two NHL playoff series today. First up, Minnesota is playing host to St. Louis with the Wild leading the Blues 3-2. If St. Louis takes today's game the seventh and final game will be played Wednesday on the Blues' home ice.

The Canadiens top the Senators by the same 3-2 margin with Game 6 tonight in in Ottawa. If the Sens win to force a seventh game it will be played Tuesday night in Montreal.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The White Sox finished off the Royals in the conclusion of a game they started on Friday. Avisail Garcia hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the ninth inning as the Sox got the win 3-2. The game was suspended Friday night by rain after eight innings. David Robertson pitched the ninth for the win.

-- Tampa Bay has won five straight. The Rays beat the Blue Jays 5-1 as Chris Archer pitched two-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Brandon Guyer provided all the offense with four runs batted in. The 3-2 Archer became the first American League pitcher to go four starts within one season without giving up an earned run since Zach Greinke (GREHN'-kee) did it for Kansas City in 2009.

-- Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Reds. Cincinnati, which has dropped three in a row, went 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the two games against Chicago.

-- Miami completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 6-2 win. The Marlins have now won five straight after a 3-11 start. The defending NL East champion Nationals lost their fifth game in a row to fall to 7-12.

The game in Denver involving the Giants and Rockies was rained out.

The night game is being played in the Bronx as the Yankees entertain the Mets in the final game of their three-game series. The Mets got the win yesterday after having their 11-game winning streak snapped on Friday.

MLB-INJURIES

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury. The club admits he could be out much longer. The 33-year-old was injured while batting in the top of the fifth inning of a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. The injuries occurred after Wainwright broke from the batter's box on a fifth-inning popup.

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed right fielder Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) and reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list.

Puig strained his left hamstring running out a ground ball in Friday night's victory against San Diego. Peralta has been dealing with what he described as a "dead arm."

PGA-ZURICH

AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Jim Herman has the clubhouse lead as the fourth-round of the Zurich Classic is coming to a close. He completed play at 19-under while Cameron Tringale stands 21-under after 12 holes of play. Justin Rose has completed 14 holes and is 20-under.

LPGA-SWINGING SKIRTS

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson continues to lead entering today's final round of the LPGA's Swinging Skirts Classic in Dale City, California. She starts the day with a one-shot lead over Morgan Pressel and Min Seo Kwak. The 17-year-old Henderson shot an even-par 72 yesterday for a 9-under 207 total.

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