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Hudson, Simon, Street, Clippard Join NL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Francisco’s Tim Hudson, Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon, San Diego’s Huston Street and Washington’s Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about...

White Sox Fall Short In 3-2 Loss To Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago White Sox staggered into the All-Star break with a tough loss. Javy Guerra gave up a two-run homer in the eighth to Yan Gomes that erased Chicago’s comeback in the top of the inning, sending the White Sox to a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians...

Negron Hits 1st Homer In Reds’ 6-3 Win Over Bucs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kris Negron hit his first career home run, and All-Star Todd Frazier added a two-run shot as the Cincinnati Reds rolled into the break with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Negron, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday for his...

Man Dies, Woman Injured In Columbus Shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a Columbus man has been killed and an unidentified woman is in critical condition after both were shot on the city’s East side. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael L. Cumberland was found dead around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the front porch of a...

Gomes’ Homer Gives Indians 3-2 Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes’ two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Gomes drove in all three Cleveland runs. His home run to right off Javy Guerra (0-2) came after the White Sox scored two runs in top of...

Ohio Rural Hospitals Face Financial Woes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rural hospitals across Ohio face financial straits worse than their urban counterparts as expenses rise and health care reimbursements decline. A January snapshot by iVantage Health Analytics found hospitals in the state’s metropolitan counties were...

Ohio, Surrounding States Under Severe Storm Watch

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across most of Ohio, as well as in parts of neighboring Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. The National Weather Service issued the watch Sunday afternoon, effective through 8 p.m., with storms expected...

Sheriff: Bus Was Hit By Stolen Car Going Wrong Way

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway had been stolen and was traveling the wrong way. Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa says Phillip Lloyd, who was driving the stolen Ford Mustang, died in the Sunday morning crash on...

Ramirez Out With Stiff Back

CLEVELAND (AP) — White Sox All-Star shortstop Alexei Ramirez is out of Sunday’s lineup due to a stiff back. Ramirez was removed from Saturday’s game in the fourth inning. He said following the game that he expected to play in Tuesday’s All-Star game in...

Pirates Activate Liriano, Option Hague

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday’s game at Cincinnati. The Pirates optioned infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the roster for Liriano....