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Salazar pitches first shutout in Indians' 7-0 win

CLEVELAND (AP) - Danny Salazar pitched his first career shutout, scattering eight hits, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Wednesday night.

Salazar, who has pitched 17 consecutive scoreless innings, was given a loud ovation by the sparse crowd of 11,739 when he took the mound for the ninth. The fans were on their feet throughout the inning and roared when Nick Castellanos struck out to end the game.

Salazar pumped his fist after Castellanos swung and missed at his 118th pitch.

Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer in the first off Justin Verlander (12-12), who allowed seventh runs in 6 2-3 innings.

Cleveland scored twice in the fourth on Lonnie Chisenhall's RBI double and Yan Gomes' run-scoring single. Michael Bourn's RBI single and rookie Jose Ramirez's run-scoring double finished Verlander in the seventh.


Michigan adds D-3 transfer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is adding basketball transfer Duncan Robinson from Williams College.

The 6-foot-8 Robinson will sit out the 2014-15 season. He started 31 games for Williams in his only season with the Ephs. He became the first Williams freshman to reach 500 points in a season.

Robinson played at Williams for Mike Maker, who was once an assistant to Michigan coach John Beilein. Maker left Williams to take the coaching job at Marist.


Narduzzi preparing for huge test against Oregon

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has helped turn Michigan State into one of the nation's top defensive teams over the last few years, but Saturday's game at No. 3 Oregon might be his biggest test yet.

The matchup between the seventh-ranked Spartans and the high-scoring Ducks is perhaps the most intriguing nonconference game on this year's college football schedule - and Oregon's quick-paced offense will put plenty of pressure on Narduzzi's talented unit.

Oregon averaged 45 points per game last season, but the Ducks did lose twice, including against Stanford when they allowed three sacks and didn't score until the fourth quarter. Now it's Michigan State - with defensive standouts like lineman Shilique Calhoun and safety Kurtis Drummond - that will try to slow down the Ducks.


Muschamp rips critics, defends reinstating players

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Will Muschamp came to his own defense Wednesday, ripping critics who questioned his decision to reinstate three players suspended for a season opener that last just 10 seconds.

Muschamp said on the Southeastern Conference coaches call that "it's not just about suspending players for games."

He added that "there are a lot of things that go into discipline. It's about altering and changing behavior, which we've done here."

Muschamp suspended receiver Demarcus Robinson and defensive tackles Darious Cummings and Jay-nard Bostwick for last week's season opener against Idaho. But the game was called after the opening kickoff, which was delayed nearly three hours because of lightning.

Muschamp said Monday that Robinson, Cummings and Bostwick will play Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

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