Texas tops Cleveland 2-1


Derek Hollan allowed one run over six inning, new left fielder Carlos Gomez made two highlight-reel catches and Texas topped Cleveland 2-1.  The Angels beat Detroit so the Tribe is 4 ½ up in the AL Central.


Gilbert day-to-day with hyperextended elbow


Steelers’ tackle Marcus Gilbert called himself day-to-day with a hyperextended elbow suffered against the Saints, but made it clear he will be ready when the Steelers open the season against Washington September 12.  The Steelers close out the preseason Thursday night in Carlolina.


Pirates sweep Brewers


John Jaso, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte all homered to help the Pirates complete their first sweep at Miller Park since 2004, with 3-1 win over the Brewers.  Pittsburgh is just a half game out of the final wild card spot.  The Bucs start a three-game set at Wrigley tonight.  (0-1) Steven Brualt, who was recalled from triple-A to take Gerrit Coles’ scheduled turn in the rotation, will get the call for Pittsburgh.  The Cubs counter with (16-5) Jake Arrieta.


Cleveland trades Mingo to Patriots


The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a trade with New England that will send LB Barkevious Mingo to the Patriots in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round pick.  Mingo appeared in 46 games with 16 starts.  He logged 99 career tackles, seven sacks and one INT.


Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee 3-2


Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and a pair of RBI single, including the tiebreaker in the 10th, and Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 3-2.  Pittsburgh is now 2 ½ games out of the final NL wild card.  Bucs and Brew Crew again tonight. (2-3) Ryan Vogelson faces (4-5) Matt Garza.