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Eastern League

___ Portland 6, New Britain 4, 1st game Altoona 2, Richmond 1 Akron at Bowie, 6:35 p.m. Reading 6, Harrisburg 2 New Hampshire at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Erie at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Portland at New Britain, 8:05 p.m., 2nd game Richmond at Altoona, 1 p.m. New Hampshire at Binghamton,...

Midwest League

___ Burlington 5, Lake County 2 Kane County at Dayton, 7 p.m. Peoria at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Lansing at Beloit, 7:30 p.m. West Michigan at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Great Lakes at Wisconsin, 7:35 p.m. South Bend at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Clinton at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Burlington...

Officials Halt Search For 2 Missing In Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have again suspended the search for two boaters still missing in western Lake Erie after the bodies of a woman and a teenage girl were found off the Ohio shoreline. The Port Clinton News-Herald ( ) reports the Department of Natural Resources...

Lincoln Locomotive Replica Won’t Visit Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A full-size replica of a steam locomotive that pulled Abraham Lincoln’s funeral car won’t stop at the Ohio Statehouse as scheduled next week. The Leviathan 63 engine is part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train project that will re-enact the...

Alfredo Simon Leads Reds Over Reeling Cubs 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their...

Giambi Set To Return To Indians On Monday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a fractured rib. The 43-year-old recently was at Double-A Akron for a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. Giambi said he’s ready to...

Reds 4, Cubs 1

E_Frazier (3), Bonifacio (2), Castillo (1). LOB_Cincinnati 9, Chicago 8. 2B_B.Hamilton (2), Bruce (2), Castillo (2). SB_B.Hamilton (5), Votto (1), Frazier (2), Mesoraco (1), N.Soto (1). S_B.Hamilton. Simon pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP_Samardzija, Grimm. Umpires_Home, Doug...

Gee’s Move To WVU Could Save Ohio State Millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University expects to save millions of dollars because former president Gordon Gee is giving up part of his retirement package as he becomes president of West Virginia University. Gee stepped down at Ohio State last year and agreed to a deal worth...

Reds’ Phillips Leaves Game Because Of Back Spasms

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms. Phillips appeared to get hurt swinging and missing during in the first inning. After a visit from manager Bryan Price and a trainer, Phillips...

Penguins Wary Of Blue Jackets After Game 1 Escape

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets hope the return of forward R.J. Umberger will help them draw even with the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night. Umberger missed Pittsburgh’s 4-3 win in the series opener with an...