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Dodgers look to sweep Mets...Yankees put Holliday on DL...Indians activate Kipnis

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 6, 2017 at 11:32 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday night baseball has the best team in baseball looking to complete a sweep of the New York Mets. The red-hot Dodgers are 43-7 since June 7. That's the best 50-game run by a big league team since the 1912 New York Giants compiled the same mark from May 14 to July 3.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed slumping slugger Matt Holliday on the disabled list with a lower back issue. The move with the designated hitter was expected after Holliday tweaked his back while swinging on Friday night. The club recalled first baseman Garrett Cooper from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Holliday's roster spot.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis is back at the top of Cleveland's lineup. The second baseman was activated from the disabled list today after being sidelined since before the All-Star break with a strained right hamstring. Kipnis got hurt while running the bases on July 8 against Detroit. To make room for Kipnis, the Indians optioned infielder Erik Gonzalez to Triple-A Columbus.

LONDON (AP) — Another Jamaican great takes to the track today at world championships in London. A day after Usain Bolt's disappointing third-place finish, Elaine Thompson goes for a title of her own in the women's 100 meters. Last year, she became the first female runner in 28 years to sweep the 100-200 gold at the Olympics. Tori Bowie leads the U.S. challenge.

MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed has been jailed in Miami on a battery charge. Officials say it stemmed from a domestic violence incident. He was booked overnight and is expected to appear in court today. Reed spent this past season with the Miami Heat and had been working out in Miami in recent days. He finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Clippers last week, despite his hopes for a longer-term, more lucrative contract in free agency.

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