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Hot Rods Top Dragons 3-1 in Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Ky.—Bowling Green starting pitcher Hyrum Formo and two relievers combined to scatter seven hits as the Hot Rods defeated the Dayton Dragons 3-1 on Thursday night.  The Dayton loss was their fifth straight and dropped their record to 6-9.  Bowling Green improved to 8-7 as they completed a sweep of the three-game series.

The Dragons went 1-5 on their six-game road trip, winning the first game on Saturday in Lansing.  Ironically, the Dragons enjoyed a five-run inning in the game on Saturday, their biggest inning of the season, but could plate only four runs over the remaining five games of the trip.

The Dragons broke an 18-inning scoreless drought in the fifth.  Trailing 2-0, Narciso Crook singled to left field and went to second on an error.  Ty Washington lined a double down the left field line to drive in Crook and make it 2-1.

Bowling Green added a single run in the bottom of the fifth and shut the Dragons down on two hits the rest of the night.  In the ninth, Dayton’s Aristides Aquino opened the inning with a base hit to left field to bring the tying run to the plate.  But Aquino was immediately picked off first base for the first out of the inning, and the next two hitters were strikeout victims to end the game.

Dragons starting pitcher Tejay Antone (0-2) worked the first five innings, allowing six hits and three runs with one walk and two strikeouts.   He was charged with the loss.

Jeremy Kivel followed Antone and worked a perfect sixth inning before running into problems in the seventh.  Kivel allowed a lead-off single and then issued back-to-back walks before being replaced by Conor Krauss with no outs and the bases loaded.  Krauss struck out the first batter he faced and then got an inning-ending double play to keep the Dragons within two runs through seven innings. Krauss pitched a perfect eighth inning to complete his outing.

The Dragons finished with seven hits.  Jimmy Pickens went 2 for 3 with a double and single.  Crook also had two hits, both singles.

The Dragons return home to Dayton to open a three-game series against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.  The series will continue Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00.  Southwest Ohio native Seth Varner (2-0, 2.54) will pitch for the Dragons against West Michigan’s A.J. Ladwig (1-1, 3.48).
Hot Rods Top Dragons 3-1 in Bowling Green

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BBA-INDIANS-MARINERS

SEATTLE (AP) -- Corey Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason Kipnis continued his hot May with two hits and two RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Thursday night.

Cleveland won for the eighth time in 10 games, inching closer to .500 after struggling the first six weeks of the season. Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, improved to 3-0 with 50 strikeouts and two walks in his last four starts.

Kluber (3-5) gave up a pair of home runs to Mike Zunino in the third and Dustin Ackley in the sixth, but Seattle was able to mount little otherwise. Kluber earned his first road victory of the season.

James Paxton (3-3) gave up eight hits and three earned runs before leaving with two outs and a 3-0 count against Brandon Moss in the fifth due to a finger injury.

INDIANS MOVES

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained left ankle.

The Indians made the roster move before opening a four-game series in Seattle on Thursday night. Cleveland will also be without infielder Carlos Santana for at least a few days after he was placed on the paternity list.

Atchison was 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 19 relief appearances for the Indians this season. This is his fifth career stint on the disabled list.

To take the open roster spots, the Indians selected the contract of outfielder Jerry Sands and recalled right-hander Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus. Sands has split the season between Cleveland and Columbus appearing in nine games in April with the Indians.

Adams started the season with Cleveland before being sent down. Adams appeared in three games with the Indians and 10 games at Columbus.

WARRIORS-THOMPSON

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and is on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused "concussion-like symptoms."

That's according to Thompson's father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son's energy was up and his appetite was back, but he still needs to pass the league-mandated concussion protocol.

Thompson said his son threw up a couple of times and he had to drive him home after the Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night.

The Warriors initially said Thompson did not show any signs of a concussion and could've come back into the game. The team later said he began not feeling well after the game and showed "concussion-like symptoms."

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