HOUSTON (AP) - Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros last night. Kluber (16-9) allowed one run and seven hits to earn his third straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Arrieta (9-5) struck out 13 and walked one in his first major league complete game.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor says suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina. Acting Wake County district attorney Ned Mangum says Gordon received a 60-day suspended jail sentence and one year of unsupervised probation yesterday.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals put tight end Alex Smith on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season and cutting deeper into Cincinnati's depth at the position. Smith hurt his left biceps during a 24-10 win over Atlanta on Sunday. The Bengals also are missing tight end Tyler Eifert, who is out for at least eight games with an elbow injury.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown Cleveland again. The Plain Dealer reports Sherwin-Williams has asked the city for approval to hang a new banner of James on its headquarters across the street from Quicken Loans Arena. The banner is similar to the iconic one that was in place for years before being taken down after James signed with the Miami Heat in 2010.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play for the Cavaliers. Cedar Point says park officials and James decided the partnership will have greater impact than renaming a ride.
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