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CLEVELAND—Trevor Bauer struck out 11 and gave up just three hits over six innings and Edwin Encarnacion gave him plenty of support with a home run and four RBIs as the host Cleveland Indians cruised to a 10-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night, Aug. 6, at Progressive Field. Yonder Alonso, Brandon Guyer and Jason Kipnis also homered for Cleveland, which won its third straight game and improved to 33-15 against AL Central competition. Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley and Kipnis each finished with two hits.
MINNEAPOLIS — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 28 points and Angel McCoughtry added 11 points and eight rebounds to lead the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Dream to an 86-66 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night, Aug. 5, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Hayes connected on 6-of-11 3-pointers for Atlanta (18-10) which won for the 10th time in 11 games. Alex Bentley, who passed the 2,000-point mark in her career with a 3-pointer in the first half, added 19 points for the Dream.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Chase Elliott's days as a non-winner in NASCAR's premier series came to an end Sunday, Aug. 5, when he drove to victory in Sunday's Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International circuit in Upstate New York. Elliott, son former Cup champion and Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, mimicked his father's first career victory as that win, too, came on a road course - "Dollar Bill's" first Cup victory came at Riverside in the final race of the 1983 season.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Cave hit his first career grand slam and Fernando Rodney picked up his 24th save as the Minnesota Twins held on for a 6-5 victory and a three-game series sweep over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5, at Target Field.
CANTON, Ohio—The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was inducted in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday night, Aug. 4, including former players Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher, along with front-office executive Bobby Beathard. Longtime Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was the first of four men enshrined to approach tears. The eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro showed deep emotion while reflecting on his late mother, calling her the hardest-working person he's ever known.
MINNEAPOLIS—Max Kepler hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning, Jose Berrios pitched seven effective innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Saturday night, Aug. 4, at Target Field. After the Twins inducted left-hander Johan Santana in their Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony, Kepler produced his fourth three-hit game of the season and 12th of his career. He sandwiched two singles around his 14th homer, a drive to right field off Burch Smith (1-3) that put Minnesota ahead 3-2.
MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Sano had two hits and two RBIs, and reliever Gabriel Moya picked up his first major league victory as the Minnesota Twins snapped a two-game losing streak with a soggy 6-4 victory over Kansas City Royals on Friday night, Aug. 3, at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Two of Johnny Manziel's first three passes in the Canadian Football League were intercepted, and things only got worse from there, as he threw four picks before halftime and was pulled in the fourth quarter. Facing his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Manziel finished his debut 11-for-20 for 104 yards and four interceptions before ceding to Vernon Adams Jr., who was benched for Manziel this week. The Montreal Alouettes trailed 38-3 at halftime en route to a 50-11 defeat, their fourth straight loss and 17th in their last 18 games.
LOS ANGELES—Candace Parker posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the host Los Angeles Sparks to a 79-57 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night, Aug. 2, at Staples Center. Chelsea Gray recorded 18 points and nine assists for the Sparks (16-11). Nneka Ogwumike added 15 points and six rebounds in her return from a three-game illness absence.
Major League Baseball on Thursday announced the postseason schedule, which starts Oct. 2 with the National League wild-card game, followed by the American League edition on Oct. 3. Should a tiebreaker game be needed to determine the wild card, that game will be played Oct. 1. Following the wild card round, the NL Division Series will start Oct. 4, with the league championship series scheduled for Oct. 12. The AL Division series is set to begin Oct. 5, with the championship series on Oct. 13.