MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 last night. Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings. Cincinnati's Mat Latos gave up four earned runs and eight hits in seven innings.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Josh Willingham's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians last night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left last night's game with the Minnesota Twins because of lower back spasms. Cabrera played two innings before being taken out. There's no word from the team on exactly how he was injured.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals have placed nine players on the physically unable to perform list including standout defensive tackle Geno Atkins and starting cornerback Leon Hall. Atkins and Hall are eligible to come off that list anytime during the preseason. They count against the team's 90-man roster limit.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Manziel is Number 2 on Cleveland's depth chart but Number 1 as the NFL's top-selling jersey. The league says the rookie quarterback's Number 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1st to July 17th on NFLShop.com. The Browns drafted the former Texas A&M star with the Number 22 pick. He will enter his first training camp as Brian Hoyer's backup.
BEIJING (AP) - LeBron James began his tour of China yesterday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. The Cleveland Cavaliers' star was greeted pianist Lang Lang at a sports center in Beijing in front of hundreds of basketball fans. The two exchanged gifts, with Lang Lang receiving a pair of basketball shoes and James getting an album of Lang Lang's music and a CD with the FIFA Brazil World Cup music.
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