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Hunter homers for Twins in 7-2 win over Indians

CORRECTS TO SIXTH INNING NOT FIRST Minnesota Twins’ Torii Hunter rounds the bases on a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 7-2. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Torii Hunter feels good about his swing and so do the Minnesota Twins.

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Adam Jones powers Orioles past Red Sox 8-3

Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones follows through on his swing after hitting a two-run home run off a pitch by Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Boston. The Orioles won 8-3. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles lost a couple of quality hitters to free agency during the offseason.

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Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott wins AAU Sullivan Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott won the AAU Sullivan Award on Sunday as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete who also demonstrates premier leadership, character and sportsmanship.

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Irving scores 30, LeBron 20 as Cavs beat Celtics 113-100

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point shot at the buzzer to end the second quarter of a first round NBA playoff basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

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Gomes has 4 RBIs, Braves beat Blue Jays 5-2

Atlanta Braves Nick Markakis, left, and Chris Johnson celebrate after scoring on a Jonny Gomes three-run double during first-inning baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday, April 19, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO (AP) — Atlanta’s Shelby Miller has added to his arsenal since shutting out the Blue Jays last season.

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