CINCINNATI (AP) — Streaking Salvador Perez had three more hits, including a homer and RBI double, Reds left-hander Wade Miley made another early exit, and the Kansas City Royals beat Cincinnati 5-4 for their fifth victory in six games. The Royals’ offense has led the way during the surge. It scored one run at a time to keep it going, led by Perez’s homer, double and single. Trevor Rosenthal escaped a bases-loaded threat in the ninth.
UNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with plans to play college football and other fall sports. They will join the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. In the Big 12, fall sports will begin after Sept. 1 with the football schedule beginning league play Sept. 26. Schools also can play one non-conference opponent.
UNDATED (AP) — Michigan’s Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. Southern Cal’s famed white horse won’t be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown. No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if they’ll be belting out a well-lubricated “Hotty Toddy” in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, college football has either given up hope of playing in the fall or is trying desperately to hang on to some semblance of a season in the age of Covid-19. No matter what, it's likely that Saturdays will never be quite the same again.
UNDATED (AP) — Back in April, the idea of a spring college football season fell by the wayside. It is back in the conversation now. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed fall football, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and the Mountain West plan to do. What that looks like is not yet known and there are a host of questions. Ohio State coach Ryan Day says there could be a six- to eight-game spring schedule. Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says any spring plans have to also look ahead to next fall amid concerns about too much football.
UNDATED (AP) — Marlins manager Don Mattingly says his players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic. Mattingly says those players are feeling great and feel like they are ready to go, adding that some have applied for reinstatement. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be postponed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal. Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29. In that game he threw a 96 mph fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and two curveballs that brushed back Carlos Correa.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills have signed coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension. A person with direct knowledge told the Associated Press the contract is a four-year extension that runs through the 2025 season. McDermott is the first Bills coach to receive a contract extension since Dick Jauron in 2008 — though Jauron was fired the following year.
Final Chicago Cubs 7 Cleveland 2
Final Minnesota 12 Milwaukee 2
Final Kansas City 5 Cincinnati 4
Final Baltimore 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Houston 5 San Francisco 1
Final N.Y. Yankees 6 Atlanta 3
Final Miami 14 Toronto 11
Final Chicago White Sox 7 Detroit 5
Final Oakland 8 L.A. Angels 4
Final Tampa Bay 9 Boston 5
Final Texas 7 Seattle 4
Pittsburgh at St. Louis 2:15 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Arizona 13 Colorado 7
Final N.Y. Mets 11 Washington 6
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 San Diego 0
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Indiana 108 Houston 104
Final Toronto 125 Philadelphia 121
Final Oklahoma City 116 Miami 115
Final L.A. Clippers 124 Denver 111
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final 2OT Boston 4 Carolina 3
Final N-Y Islanders 4 Washington 2
Final Colorado 3 Arizona 0
Final Philadelphia 2 Montreal 1
Final Vancouver 5 St. Louis 2