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CINCINNATI — The Brewers and Reds open a four-game series, with Cincinnati carrying a major league-record streak of 22 straight games allowing a run by a reliever. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer, replacing injured Carlos Carrasco in the rotation, starts the series finale as the Indians look to complete a sweep over Detroit and beat the Tigers for the sixth straight time this season. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 6:10 p.m.
ATLANTA — The Hawks reserved Thursday for “treatment and recovery.” But is that nearly enough time to get over the beatdown they took in Cleveland and find a way to avoid another playoff rout by the Cavaliers? By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
The Thunder look to maintain the homecourt against the Spurs after their win in San Antonio as their Western Conference series shifts to Oklahoma City. The Cavaliers-Hawks series shifts to Atlanta, but wherever these teams meet, Cleveland has dominated the matchup. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.
DALLAS — A Dallas judge orders former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 740 words, photos, video.
— INDIANS FAN-LAWSUIT: Ohio’s high court says a New York man who was hit by a foul ball at a baseball game and blinded in one eye can seek damages from the Cleveland Indians.