has HR, 3 RBIs to lead Indians past Brewers, 6-2
(AP) — Jason Kipnis homered and drove in three runs, and
the Cleveland Indians used six pitchers in a 6-2 win over
the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.
who leads the American League with a .325 batting average,
gave Cleveland the lead with a two-run double with the bases
loaded in the second inning. He added a solo homer in the
right-hander Cody Anderson, starting in place of the injured
Carlos Carrasco, allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Carrasco, who leads the Indians in wins, was placed on the
15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sore right shoulder.
Manship (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for his first win since
April 26, 2014, when he was pitching for Philadelphia
Nelson (10-10) allowed five runs and walked eight in 3 1/3
innings in losing for the first time since July 10.
look for group effort to replace Jordy Nelson
BAY, Wis. (AP) — The process of finding receivers to fill
the void left by Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury has
started in earnest at Packers camp.
Mike McCarthy says no one man can pick up the slack.
Cobb caught 91 passes last year from MVP quarterback Aaron
Rodgers, second on the team only to Nelson's 98. Now Cobb is
clear the top option with Nelson out with a right knee
said that doesn't necessarily change Cobb's role. He said
before practice on Wednesday that he team isn't putting
pressure on any one individual to do more to replace the
next preseason game on Saturday against Philadelphia will be
important for younger receivers to make an impression.
hits 2 homers, Twins beat Rays 5-3
PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Eduardo Escobar homered twice and
Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the
Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Wednesday night for the Twins' sixth
has its longest winning streak away from home since a
six-game stretch Aug. 14-26, 2007. The Twins are 6-3
entering the final game of a 10-game trip Thursday night.
hit solo shots in the sixth and eighth innings, with the
second one making 5-3. Mauer had a bases-loaded single and
Trevor Plouffe hit a sacrifice fly as the Twins took a 4-2
lead in the seventh.
Duensing (4-0) replaced Twins starter Tyler Duffey with the
bases loaded and one out in the sixth, and retired Daniel
Nava and pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer to preserve a 2-2 tie.
Kevin Jepsen pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
starter Chris Archer (11-10) took the loss.
union still in dispute over Peterson suspension
(AP) — The NFL Players Association remains at odds with
the league regarding Adrian Peterson's suspension, despite
the resumption of the running back's career with the
Minnesota Vikings more than two months ago.
and NFL lawyers traded arguments Wednesday in front of U.S.
District Judge David Doty on the union's contempt of court
motion that was filed in May. NFLPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler
told Doty such a move was necessary to push the league to
send Peterson's appeal back to arbitration, as ordered by
Doty in February.
lead lawyer for the NFL, Dan Nash, accused the union of
unfairly using Peterson's example to stage a larger fight
over the personal conduct policy. Nash argued that the
league's disagreement with the NFLPA's legal position do not
constitute contempt of court.