Another walkoff win for Indians...Jays win...Howard avoids DL...From Bobcats to Hornets

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Associated Press

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes (gohmz) belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to give Cleveland a 10-8 win over Seattle and stretch the Indians' winning streak to five games. Gomes homered twice for the Indians, who earned three walkoff wins while sweeping a four-game series from the Mariners for the first time in 32 years. Ryan Raburn also belted a three-run homer in the Indians' 18th victory in 22 games, which puts them 2 ½ games ahead of second-place Detroit in the American League Central.

TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN') lined a tiebreaking, three-run double in the bottom of the seventh as Toronto downed Tampa Bay 7-5. Brett Lawrie and Muenori Kawasaki (moo-eh-NOHR'-ee kah-wah-SAH'-kee) each hit RBI triples to support R.A. Dickey, who allowed just two earned runs and four hits in eight innings.

MIAMI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day after undergoing an MRI on his sore left knee, but he also managed to avoid the disabled list. However, Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz landed on the DL with a strained right hamstring, and reliever Mike Adams was put on the disabled list due to a strained back. The team recalled catcher Humberto Cuintero (uhm-BEHR'-toh kihn-TEHR'-oh) from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace Ruiz.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets and will announce the decision at a news conference tomorrow. NBA deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver has said it would take "about 18 months" for the Bobcats to change their name. The nickname became available when the New Orleans Hornets changed theirs to the Pelicans.

SEATTLE (AP) — Investor Chris Hansen has congratulated Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson on his efforts to keep the NBA's Kings in California but vows to bring an NBA franchise back to Seattle. Hansen's attempts to purchase the Kings and move them to Seattle were denied by the NBA Board of Governors last week in Dallas before Sacramento investors purchased a controlling interest in the team from the Maloof family. Hansen again called on Seattle fans to remain patient in the attempts of his investor group to either purchase an existing franchise or work for an expansion team.

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