McAllister Hits Rock Bottom In Loss To Oakland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach McAllister’s downward spiral has reached rock bottom. The right-hander allowed eight runs — including a grand slam by Josh Reddick — in 1 1-3 innings Friday night as the Oakland Athletics crushed Cleveland 11-1. McAllister...

Phillies’ Bats Silent Again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even a new lineup couldn’t get the Philadelphia Phillies going. Alfredo Simon allowed five hits over 7 2-3 strong innings, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the struggling Phillies 3-0 on Friday night. The Phillies...

Reddick Has 2 HRs, 6 RBIs As A’s Beat Indians 11-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Reddick homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs, and Josh Donaldson added a three-run shot in the Oakland Athletics’ 11-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Reddick’s second career grand slam and...

Simon, Mesoraco Lead Reds Over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alfredo Simon allowed five hits over 7 2-3 strong innings, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Friday night. Simon (5-2) had a season-high eight strikeouts, walked one and hit one...

International League

___ Gwinnett 4, Buffalo 1, 1st game Charlotte 2, Durham 1, 1st game Syracuse at Toledo, 7 p.m. Louisville at Norfolk, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Pawtucket at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. Gwinnett at Buffalo, 7:35 p.m.,...

Friday’s Scores

Cols. Upper Arlington 3, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 0 Grove City Cent. Crossing 25, Gahanna Lincoln 3 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 5, Dublin Scioto 2 Powell Olentangy Liberty 6, Chillicothe 2 Pepper Pike Orange 3, Chagrin Falls 1 Tallmadge 6, Mogadore Field 1 Newark Licking...

Sen. Rand Paul, In Ohio, Urges More GOP Outreach

CINCINNATI (AP) — A U.S. senator from Kentucky who’s testing the waters for a presidential bid says in swing state Ohio that the Republican Party needs to step up its appeal to potential new supporters. Rand Paul was the featured speaker Friday evening for the Hamilton...

Joey Votto Misses Reds’ Game In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cincinnati slugger Joey Votto missed the Reds’ game Friday night in Philadelphia because of a distal quadriceps strain. Votto had an MRI on his left knee Friday in Cincinnati and wasn’t with the team in Philadelphia for the start of a three-game...

Ex-UGA Coach Donnan Acquitted In Investment Case

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan was acquitted Friday of a long list of charges related to an investment fraud scheme, looking relieved as he put his head in his hands and then hugged teary family members in the courtroom. The 69-year-old...

Ex-UGA Coach Donnan Acquitted In Investment Case

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan was acquitted Friday of a long list of charges related to an investment fraud scheme, looking relieved as he put his head in his hands and then hugged teary family members in the courtroom. The 69-year-old...