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August 30, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-3. The AL Central-leading Indians opened a 14-game lead over second-place Minnesota. Cleveland is 31-11 against division opponents, and needed this win to beat the Twins 10-9 in the season series.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a home run off the top of the left field fence in the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers, a day after winning a slugfest that went extras, edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. NL batting leader Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) went 0 for 4 with a bases-loaded walk for Milwaukee. The playoff-contending Brewers totaled just six hits in their latest victory.

NEW YORK (AP) — Make it 18 for 18 for Roger Federer in the second round of the U.S. Open. The No. 2 seed beat Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to continue his streak of reaching the third round in the tournament he has won five times. Federer will next face No. 30 seed Nick Kyrgios. Also, Madison Keys cruised into the third round of the U.S. Open, beating fellow American Bernarda Pera 6-4, 6-1.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski’s agent says the Patriots star is the NFL’s highest paid tight end after New England reworked his contract to add $4.3 million this season. Agent Drew Rosenhaus says Gronkowski’s deal for the next two seasons adds $1 million in per game bonuses and $3.3 million in incentives for things like catches, playing time and touchdowns. Rosenhaus says Gronkowski’s base salary stays at $8 million, with the additions boosting the potential value to more than $13 million.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed 7-foot-1 center Doral Moore and added him to their training-camp roster. Moore played 30 games as a junior at Wake Forest last season but was not drafted in 2018. He averaged 11.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.97 blocks while shooting 68.9 percent. The 21-year-old Moore appeared in 92 games over his three-year college career.

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