J.D. Martinez, Victor Martinez Homer For Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitching to J.D. Martinez didn’t work out very well for the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Facing Victor Martinez wasn’t a very good idea either. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer, Victor Martinez added a two-run shot and the Detroit Tigers held...

Blue Jays Overcome 8-run Deficit, Beat Reds 14-9

CINCINNATI (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit two three-run homers Friday night, and the Toronto Blue Jays pulled off the second-biggest comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early eight-run deficit to a 14-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Toronto hit four homers during...

Imported: Cavaliers Hire David Blatt As Head Coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers found their new coach overseas, bringing in David Blatt less than a week before they pick first overall in the NBA draft. Cleveland ended a wide-ranging, 39-day search on Friday by hiring Blatt, who had spent the past 20 years coaching in Europe....

Midwest League

x-clinched first half ___ Wisconsin 8, Burlington 4, 1st game Clinton 7, Beloit 1, 1st game Peoria at Quad Cities, 7 p.m., 1st game South Bend at Lake County, 7 p.m. Dayton at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Kane County, 7:30 p.m....

US Rig Count Rose 4 To 1,858

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by four this week to 1,858. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,545 rigs were exploring for oil and 311 for gas. Two were...

Man Who Escaped Michigan Court Surrenders

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A man who escaped a holding cell at a southeastern Michigan courthouse has surrendered after 10 days. The Lenawee County sheriff’s department says Scott Henning of Swanton, Ohio, tuned himself in Friday. He ran away on June 10 after being sentenced to...

DNC Chair Expects Clinton’s Help In ’14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday she expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to help Democrats heading into the midterm elections and raise money for the national party. Wasserman Schultz said in an interview to air Sunday on...

Man Gets 35 Years For Fatal Ohio Sleepover Fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man twice convicted of killing a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in Cleveland’s deadliest house fire was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison. Antun Lewis, 30, had asked the judge for mercy and expressed condolences to the families of...

Kansas C Joel Embiid Has Surgery On Right Foot

Top prospect Joel Embiid had two screws placed in his right foot during surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture that could cause him to fall in next week’s NBA draft. Dr. Richard Ferkel says in a statement that the surgery on the navicular bone went well and he is...

Convicted Company Founder Wants Lower Restitution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The founder of an Ohio health-care financing company convicted in a billion-dollar corporate fraud wants the $2.4 billion he was ordered to repay reduced or eliminated. Lance Poulsen was convicted in 2009 on counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and money...