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Rookie T.J. House, 4 Indians relievers blank Twins
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:46 PM


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Aviles didn't know his numbers against Ricky Nolasco going into Wednesday night's game. But he's glad his manager did.

Aviles homered among his three hits and drove in two runs and rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Wednesday night.

Indians manager Terry Francona started Aviles at third base and rested regular starter Lonnie Chisenhall, in part because Aviles had a good track record against Nolasco (5-9).

MLB Scores, Schedules
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:33 PM

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American League

Tuesday’s Results

Houston 7, N.Y. Yankees 4

Seattle 5, Philadelphia 2

Detroit 8, Tampa Bay 6, 11 innings

L.A. Angels 4, Boston 3

Miami 4, Texas 3, 10 innings

Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 1

Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5

Milwaukee 6, Toronto 1

Kansas City 7, Colorado 4

Oakland 6, N.Y. Mets 2

AFC North trying to regain reputation as the best
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:32 PM


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CINCINNATI — They do things a little differently in the AFC North.

They’re patient with their coaches and quarterbacks — well, with the exception of Cleveland, which is in a league of its own when it comes to change.

They develop a style and stick with it, win or lose. And it’s worked.

Toyota manufacturer looking for horsepower in NASCAR engines
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:31 PM


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin was clearly frustrated a week ago at Michigan, when some jockeying for position led to a confrontation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the race.

His Toyota engine is at the root of Hamlin’s displeasure and the manufacturer doesn’t disagree. Hamlin said after Sunday’s race that he’s doing everything he can to keep up with the Hendrick Motorsports engines.

“We need to be better,” said David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development. “The folks over at the Hendrick shop have done a great job this year and they’ve got an edge, not just on us but the others as well.”

AP source: Bengals’ LB Burfict gets 3-year deal
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:29 PM

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CINCINNATI — The Bengals and Vontaze Burfict agreed to a 3-year contract extension that will pay the Pro Bowl linebacker a maximum of $20.05 million through 2017, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

Burfict is making $570,000 in the final year of his original deal with Cincinnati, which took a minimal risk when it signed him as an undrafted free agent from Arizona State in 2012.

Under his extension, he’ll make $10 million through next summer, said the person speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced by the team or signed by the linebacker.