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Astros roll past Guardians

CLEVELAND — Trey Mancini hit two home runs, including his first career grand slam, and drove in five runs, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Guardians 9-3 on Friday night. Astros manager Dusty Baker tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the game. Baker held his usual pregame ...

Gloomy Scrappers lose 9th straight

NILES – When it rains, it pours…and when it doesn’t rain, a black cloud seemingly lingers over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. For a second straight day, Niles was spared from the threatening weather which was present Friday throughout much of Northeast Ohio. The Scrappers game against ...

Pirates shut out by Orioles, 1-0

BALTIMORE — Dean Kremer took a shutout into the seventh inning before eventually giving way to the Baltimore bullpen. This season, that must be a pretty comfortable feeling. “It’s been fun to watch them all season,” Kremer said. “They’ve got a little bit of everything. Anything ...

Intriguing games of Week 9, 10

Two weeks from today, teams will be putting on their pads and plunging into their regular season schedules. This will mark the final week of our series discussing the top high school matchups in the area. As such, today we’ll delve into Weeks 9 and 10. Week 9 Harding at ...

Couch Fan: The end of college football

One of my elders back in the day used to tell me that history didn’t repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme. Well, that old adage can certainly pertain to the history of U.S. Presidents when talking about the similarities between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, but I didn’t thinkt it ...

Verlander wins 15th game, Astros blank Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings for his MLB-leading 15th victory, Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado each homered and had three RBIs, and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-0 Thursday night. Verlander (15-3), making his comeback from ...