CLEVELAND (AP) - Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians last night. The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Munenori Kawasaki hit an RBI single off reliever Marc Rzepczynski and Encarnacion delivered against Cody Allen.
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 play, but the Indians will wait until after the weekend, when they open a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals.
CHICAGO (AP) - Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 yesterday 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 fifth straight loss. Simon is in the rotation while Mat Latos recovers from elbow and knee injuries.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left yesterday'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 singled.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 19th. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and a bone above his left eye when hit by the drive off the bat of Kansas City's Salvador Perez. Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday he wasn't sure exactly when Chapman will throw but said it likely will be during the team's 10-game trip that ends April 27th.
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 tonight. Umberger missed Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in the series opener with an upper body injury. He has been cleared by team doctors and he expects the upstart Blue Jackets to continue the physical play that briefly rattled the Penguins in Game 1.
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