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May 6, 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Senzel hit a leadoff homer after a swarm of bees finally left home plate, and the rookie connected again his next time up, leading Cincinnati to a 12-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The wild game included a record-tying four Reds getting plunked in one inning and five overall. And a third baseman wound up pitching.

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a fastball behind Miami pitcher Jose Ureña last week. Gausman appealed the penalty and can play until there’s a final ruling. Gausman was ejected last Friday after his first pitch to Ureña sailed behind his knees. It was Ureña’s first game against the Braves since being suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a once-aspiring business manager for NBA players and another man accused of bribing assistant college basketball coaches. The deliberations began Monday after jurors heard closing arguments by lawyers for Christian Dawkins and youth basketball coach Merl Code. The jury ended the day without reaching a verdict and was to resume deliberating on Tuesday. The men deny the allegations.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career. He pulled away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in three races. Truex won his first career NASCAR Cup race on June 4, 2007, at Dover. And 12 years later, he used another Sunday rainout to do it again.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to award the nation’s highest civilian honor to professional golfer Tiger Woods has raised questions about whether the president should be boosting the profile of a business associate of the Trump Organization. Trump planned to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Woods during a White House ceremony Monday evening.