Thursday, May 28
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians beat Texas 12-3 yesterday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak. Carlos Santana capped an eight-run third inning with a three-run homer. Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco pitched eight sharp innings. The right-hander held Texas to five hits and struck out eight.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh inning yesterday for his first hit since returning to the Texas Rangers. Hamilton had been hitless in his first nine at-bats since returning on Monday. He lined a hit down the left field line off Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco. The AL MVP in 2010 was thrown out trying for a double by Indians' left fielder Mike Aviles.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 yesterday. Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day. The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during a loss to the Giants on May 15th.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals beginning next Thursday night. The Warriors advanced to the finals by beating the Houston Rockets 104-90 last night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. The Cavs won the Eastern Conference title by sweeping the Atlanta Hawks.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage. The four games, along with the Inside the NBA studio show, were the two highest-rated programs on cable each night. Game 3 was the most-watched program on television — cable and broadcast.