Scrappers fall to Spikes, lose 8th straight game

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NILES — State College scored five runs in the game’s final three innings to top the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8-6 at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers led 3-2 entering the game’s seventh frame, but State College outscored Mahoning Valley 5-3 the rest of the way to earn the win. Duncan ...

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McDONALD — Heading into this week, McDonald rising senior Michael Porter knew he had to put in a lot of work on the golf course. He hadn’t been playing well all summer and between a few different golf tournaments, Porter was going to be playing a lot of golf. He wanted to be ready. ...

Scrappers lose 7th straight game

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NILES — Throughout the first five games of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ post-draft slump, offense wasn’t an issue. The Scrappers averaged seven runs a game, but woeful pitching prevented them from logging a win. On Wednesday at Eastwood Field, the offense had a rare off-night, the ...

Mayfield not stressing about contract situation

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GATES MILLS — Baker Mayfield is letting everyone else stress over his contract situation and future with the Browns. He’s got other priorities. “I’m about winning,” Mayfield said Tuesday while hosting more than 300 youngsters at his football camp. “And I think everything will ...

Indians top Astros to avoid season sweep

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HOUSTON — One big swing from Cesar Hernandez kept the Cleveland Indians from a season sweep by the Houston Astros. Rookie Ernie Clement had a season-high three RBIs and Hernandez hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning to lift the Indians to a 5-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday ...

Diamondbacks sweep Pirates with 6-4 victory

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PHOENIX — Pavin Smith and Daulton Varsho have hit back to back in the lineup for a few seasons while coming up through Arizona’s system. But they had never hit consecutive home runs — until Wednesday. And they picked a good time to do it: in the seventh inning of a tied game. Smith hit ...