• Cleveland Indians’ Michael Martinez reaches but can't get to a double hit by Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Ramirez’s error sends Indians to 4-2 loss to Twins

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez wanted the spotlight. He wilted in it.

  • Minnesota Twins' Torii Hunter hits an RBI-sacrifice fly off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Cleveland. Eddie Rosario scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Twins rally for 4-2 win over Indians, gain on wild card

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Pinch-runner Eduard Nunez scored from third base on a wild pitch and Torii Hunter hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to give Minnesota a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, moving the Twins a little closer to an AL wild-card spot.

  • Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez breaks his bat on a foul tip off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher John Lamb in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Reds’ losing streak reaches 12 with 5-3 loss to Cubs

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Evidence of the Reds’ growing pains showed in a decisive pitch by rookie John Lamb to Austin Jackson that led to another loss.

  • Jackson homer leads Cubs to 5-3 win over Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo added an RBI double and the Chicago Cubs kept alive their slim hopes for home-field advantage in the wild-card game with a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

  • Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) is tackled by Cleveland Browns cornerback Pierre Desir (26) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

    Browns missing tackles, defense still full of holes

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns linebacker Paul Kruger says it was difficult to watch the film of him and his teammates missing tackles in last week’s loss to Oakland.

  • Browns hire Paul Dunn to help with offensive line

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have hired Paul Dunn as an assistant line coach to succeed Andy Moeller, who parted ways with the team following a domestic violence complaint.

  • Detroit-area gambler faces sentence in Toledo sports bribery

    DETROIT (AP) — The last of nine people convicted in a sports bribery scandal at the University of Toledo has been sentenced.

  • Cleveland Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall scores as Minnesota Twins catcher Chris Herrmann waits for the ball in the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. Chisenahall scored on an RBI-single by Adam Moore. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Anderson helps Indians split doubleheader with Twins

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Cody Anderson bought the Indians a few extra hours of relevancy Wednesday night.

  • Chicago Cubs' Austin Jackson hits an RBI double off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Jackson drives in 5; Cubs beat Reds 10-3

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Austin Jackson drove in a career-high five runs and Jon Lester set a Chicago season record for strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher, leading the playoff-bound Cubs to a 10-3 victory over the last-place Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, their fourth straight win.

  • Urban Meyer looking for ways to get Braxton Miller the ball

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting the ball to Braxton Miller is one of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s goals at Indiana this week in the Big Ten opener.