Friday, May 22
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 last night. Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles each hit home runs in the first inning, and Danny Salazar tossed six scoreless innings. Salazar was coming off his worst start of the season in which he allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas last Saturday. He recovered to help the Indians take three of four from Chicago.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the Reds will determine Pete Rose's role at the All-Star game in Cincinnati after discussing what other obligations the banned career hits leader has. Rose began work as a studio analyst for Fox this month. The network will broadcast the game, which is being played in Rose's hometown on July 14th.
ATLANTA (AP) — DeMarre Carroll's agent says an MRI on Carroll's left knee shows no structural damage, and Carroll is hoping to play for the Hawks tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Mark Bartelstein tells The Associated Press that Carroll has a knee sprain and "maybe a little" bone bruise.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In college baseball, Scott Donley's three-RBI double broke a tie in the eighth inning and sixth-seeded Indiana beat Ohio State 5-3 yesterday in an elimination game of the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes didn't get on the board until Nick Sergakis' RBI groundout scored Ronnie Dawson in the seventh inning. Craig Nenning followed with an RBI single to tie it 2-2.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers Snoop Dogg and Macklemore and "Hunger Games" actor Josh Hutcherson will play in the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. "Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson and country singer Justin Moore will also participate on July 12th at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park alongside Cincinnati Reds legends Sean Casey, Paul O'Neill, Eric Davis and Aaron Boone.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director Steve Snapp has died. He was 69. The university confirmed his death yesterday. Snapp had been ill a long time, battling cancer and suffering a stroke several years ago.