Friday, May 29
Kluber strikes out 13 in Indians' 5-3 win over Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason Kipnis continued his hot May with two hits and two RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Thursday night.
Cleveland won for the eighth time in 10 games, inching closer to .500 after struggling the first six weeks of the season. Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, improved to 3-0 with 50 strikeouts and two walks in his last four starts.
Kluber (3-5) gave up a pair of home runs to Mike Zunino in the third and Dustin Ackley in the sixth, but Seattle was able to mount little otherwise. Kluber earned his first road victory of the season.
James Paxton (3-3) gave up eight hits and three earned runs before leaving with two outs and a 3-0 count against Brandon Moss in the fifth due to a finger injury.
Cleveland places Atchison on DL, Santana on paternity list
SEATTLE (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained left ankle.
The Indians made the roster move before opening a four-game series in Seattle on Thursday night. Cleveland will also be without infielder Carlos Santana for at least a few days after he was placed on the paternity list.
Atchison was 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 19 relief appearances for the Indians this season. This is his fifth career stint on the disabled list.
To take the open roster spots, the Indians selected the contract of outfielder Jerry Sands and recalled right-hander Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus. Sands has split the season between Cleveland and Columbus appearing in nine games in April with the Indians.
Adams started the season with Cleveland before being sent down. Adams appeared in three games with the Indians and 10 games at Columbus.
Thompson's father says son 'on track' to return for finals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and is on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused "concussion-like symptoms."
That's according to Thompson's father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son's energy was up and his appetite was back, but he still needs to pass the league-mandated concussion protocol.
Thompson said his son threw up a couple of times and he had to drive him home after the Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night.
The Warriors initially said Thompson did not show any signs of a concussion and could've come back into the game. The team later said he began not feeling well after the game and showed "concussion-like symptoms."
Blue Jackets sign Goloubef to 2-year contract extension
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, locking him up before he could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The 25-year-old Goloubef had nine assists with 19 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating, while averaging 15:33 of ice time in 36 games with the Blue Jackets in 2014-15.
The Blue Jackets' second pick, 37th overall, in the 2008 NHL draft, the Mississauga, Ontario, native has a goal and nine assists, 21 penalty minutes and a +10 plus/minus rating in 53 career NHL games.
He has also registered 18-52-70 and 232 penalty minutes in 201 career AHL games with the Springfield Falcons since beginning his professional career in 2010-11.
Browns to play intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 7 at Ohio Stadium
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will play their annual intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 7 at Ohio Stadium.
The team announced Thursday that the "Orange and Brown" scrimmage in the afternoon will be free to fans.
Before the game, there will be Browns alumni autographs, live music, food and beverage specials and interactive entertainment at St. John Arena, near Ohio State's home field.
Season-ticket buyers will have the first shot at free general admission tickets to the scrimmage. The Browns played their 2014 scrimmage before 20,673 fans at InfoCision Stadium in Akron.
The club will again hold its preseason training camp in Berea, Ohio.
BOWLING GREEN-EILAR HARDY
Ex-Notre Dame player Hardy makes it official: He's a Falcon
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Former Notre Dame safety Eilar Hardy will play his one remaining year of college eligibility at Bowling Green.
Hardy, who played in 15 games the last two years for the Fighting Irish, had asked for and been granted his release from Notre Dame after last season. He had said he was transferring to Bowling Green, but the decision wasn't officially announced until Thursday.
Hardy, a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who recently graduated with a degree in sociology from Notre Dame, started two games in 2013. He totaled 35 tackles in his career with the Fighting Irish.
He missed the first eight games of the 2014 season while the university investigated him and four other players for possible academic dishonesty.