CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 last night. Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs and the Reds withstood Jorge Soler's first-at-bat homer and an RBI single for the win. Aroldis Chapman escaped a two-on threat in the ninth for his 28th save.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 last night to stop a season-high, seven-game losing streak. Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber. Chicago's Javy Guerra allowed Jason Kipnis' one-out single in the ninth and hit Zach Walters with a pitch with two outs. Zach Putman relieved and retired Chris Dickerson on a flyout for his fourth save in five chances.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon for one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately. That's devastating for Cleveland's offense, which has struggled during the preseason and enters tonight's final exhibition game against the Chicago Bears looking to gain some confidence.
CINCINNATI (AP) - There's no incentive for the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals to play their starters much in the final preseason game. They've done so well that both teams are feeling good about the regular season. The Colts and the Bengals will be looking mostly at competition for backup spots tonight at Paul Brown Stadium.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Bengals Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict has signed a contract extension through 2017 that will pay him a maximum of $20.05 million. Burfict agreed to the deal last week. He was entering the final year on his deal. Under his extension, he will make $10 million through next summer in salary and bonuses.
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