Candelario’s RBI single lifts Tigers past White Sox 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — Welcome back, Jeimer Candelario. Fresh off the disabled list, Detroit’s third baseman hit a go-ahead RBI bloop single during a three-run eighth inning, helping the Tigers rally for a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Candelario, who...

Ramos walks in winning run to give Brewers win over Mets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A.J. Ramos walked consecutive batters to force in the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, handing the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins with runners at first and third, walked...

Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas came through with a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning, Jon Gray settled down after a shaky start and the Colorado Rockies began a long homestand by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night. Nolan Arenado homered early for...

Rockies 5, Reds 4

DP_Cincinnati 2, Colorado 1. LOB_Cincinnati 7, Colorado 6. 2B_Votto (8), Blackmon (5). 3B_Cuevas (1). HR_Suarez (9), Arenado (9). SB_Hamilton (9). HBP_by Gray (Suarez). Umpires_Home, Adam Hamari; First, Bruce Dreckman; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Tom Hallion. T_2:43. A_33,193 (50,398).

Guzman HRs again, drives in 3 as Rangers beat Royals 8-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ronald Guzman homered in his fourth straight start and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Friday night. The rookie first baseman finished 2 for 4, including his sixth home run of the season. Guzman...

‘Sesame Street’ sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of “Sesame Street” are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it’s abusing the famed puppets’ sterling reputation to advertise the R-rated film. A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a...

Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force a...

Astros rally vs Miller, pour it on for 11-2 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Altuve tied it in the eighth inning with a two-run double off Andrew Miller and then scored the go-ahead run on Marwin Gonzalez’s squeeze bunt, and the Houston Astros scored 11 times in the final two innings to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-2 on...

Blue Jays hold on to defeat Phillies 6-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some positive self-talk on the mound helped Ryan Tepera close out a much-needed win for the Blue Jays. Justin Smoak homered, Sam Gaviglio struck out six over six innings and Tepera escaped a ninth-inning jam for his first save to lead Toronto to a 6-5...

Celtics-Cavaliers, Box

Tatum 7-13 0-0 15, Horford 2-8 2-4 6, Baynes 0-1 0-0 0, Rozier 10-16 2-2 28, Brown 11-18 3-6 27, Nader 0-0 0-0 0, Ojeleye 0-0 1-2 1, Yabusele 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 3-10 2-4 10, Monroe 1-1 0-0 2, Smart 4-7 1-2 10. Totals 38-74 11-20 99. James 17-33 7-11 46, Love 0-3 0-0 0, Thompson...