CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in 13 innings last night. Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth and Brandon Phillips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th. Grilli started the ninth needing one more save to tie a club record. He had converted all of his 25 chances this season, one shy of Joel Hanrahan's 2011 club record to open a season.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 last night. Justin Masterson managed to hang around for 6 1-3 innings and win for the sixth time at home. Masterson sidestepped some early trouble without giving up any runs and improved to 6-1 with a 2.29 ERA in nine starts at Progressive Field. The right-hander struck out eight while allowing two runs and nine hits.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has had his court appearance on drug charges moved to next month. Perez and his wife, Melanie, recently pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor drug abuse after a package containing marijuana was delivered to their rental home in Rocky River, Ohio. Perez is due in court on July 9th.
(AP) - Serena Williams says she's reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying "she shouldn't have put herself in that position." In a statement, Williams says: "What was written - what I supposedly said - is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame."
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