A’s over Indians 9-1 Tuesday

OAKLAND’s Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, as the A’s beat the Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Davis had struck out in six consecutive at-bats before hitting his 33rd home run of the season off Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Salazar was knocked out of the game after giving up a leadoff double in the fifth. The righty allowed six runs to match a career high and walked three with two strikeouts in his second start since coming off the disabled list.
Sean Manaea allowed three hits and one run over seven innings for his second win since June 29. Manaea walked two and fanned eight. He didn’t allow a hit until Mike Napoli’s two-out single in the fourth. He was thrown out at second base trying to extend the hit into a double.
Gimenez hit a lead-off homer in the sixth.
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Trevor Bauer takes the bump for the Indians. He faces Oakland tonight for the second time this season. Bauer left with no decision after allowing two home runs over 5 1/3 innings against the A’s on July 29.
Kendall Graveman pitches for Oakland and has eight wins in his last 10 decisions but the righty is winless in three career starts against the Indians.
Coverage begins at 9:37pm on ESPN-970-WFUN.

Captains drop doubleheader at Classic Park

Double trouble for the Lake County Captains on Tuesday as they were swept by the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a doubleheader of seven-inning games at Classic Park in Eastlake.
After losing the opener, 3-1, the Captains were looking good in the nightcap, with a 4-1 lead after five innings.
But, the bullpen collapsed in the top of the sixth as three relievers surrendered five runs on four walks, a hit batter and bloop single. There was a glimmer of hope when Jodd Carter’s two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth tied the game at 6-6.
But the Hot Rods took a 7-6 lead on an RBI double by Brett Sullivan, and held on for the win.

Eastlake mother charged in daughter’s murder

An Eastlake woman was arraigned on a murder charge on Tuesday in Willoughby Municipal Court.
50-year-old Sandra Speck of 36250 Lake Shore Blvd. Apt. 425, was arrested and charged with an unclassified felony murder count and is being held on a $100,000 bond, according to court records.
An Eastlake Police Department Facebook post shows investigators believe Speck caused the death of her 21-year-old daughter, Mindy Speck, whom officials found deceased at the same Lake Shore Boulevard address on Monday, August 22.
Eastlake Police Chief Larry Reik said on the evening of Tuesday, August 23rd, that the cause of death “is still under investigation and has to go to the coroner for a ruling.”
Asked if Sandra Speck confessed to the charges she faces, Reik would only say that much of the investigation is based on the statement she volunteered, which was (quote)”remorseful and contrite.”
Mindy Speck is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 30 for a preliminary hearing. She reportedly had no prior criminal record.

Ashtabula goes back to school

This is something every parent wants to hear;
The first day of school in Ashtabula went smoothly, according to district officials, with buses running on time and students excited to be back… or, at least some of them.
Newly hired Superintendent Melissa Watsonsaid she couldn’t have asked for a better start to the school year. Watson said she was impressed by how many teachers were outside welcoming the students back to school.
The district’s student enrollment was expected to be about 3,800. The state’s final count will come in a few weeks.
Lakeside High School principal Donald Rapose said it was the smoothest running first day ever.
David Boyer, director of operations, said there are a few small kinks to work out, but the first day was a good start for the district’s school buses.
Some families moved over the summer and didn’t notify the school district, causing a glitch here or there, but that’s typical for the start of the school year.

Two top receivers joining Ohio State next season

Two elite wide receivers have committed to Ohio State.

Tyjon Lindsey ranks as the nation’s fifth best receiver in high school football.

Trevon Grimes has also declared for the Buckeyes.

Scout.com ranks Ohio State’s recruiting class for next year as the best on in the country.

Browns and Bucs share the field today and tomorrow

The Cleveland Browns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice together today and tomorrow.

This happens before their preseason game in Tampa on Friday.

Woman found dead near Cleveland hospital

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The suspicious death of a 27-year-old Cleveland woman found near the city’s Clark-Fulton section on Saturday night is still being investigated. Police say the woman, identified as Nichole Richards, was found unconscious at the intersection near the hospital.
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Inmate accused of smuggling drugs into Lake County Jail has learned her fate

An inmate accused of smuggling drugs into Lake County Jail has learned her fate. Christine Martin, 31, was sentenced in Lake County Common Pleas Court last week (Aug. 18) to the maximum seven years in prison for her role in bringing heroin into the jail, in which a fellow inmate fatally overdosed. Martin was originally serving time on petty theft charges.
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DUI suspect, who crashed near Willo-Lake Church, says he’s sorry

A DUI suspect, who ended up crashing near Willo-Lake Church of the Nazarene, in 2015, was apologetic during his sentencing hearing, Monday (Aug. 22). Cody Goldean, 27, said he’s battled addicition for many years but has been sober for five months. A judge sentenced the father of four to 30 months in prison in connection to a drunk driving accident on Aug. 7 of last year that injured his passenger and two other people.
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Geneva house fire still being investigated

GENEVA —A fire Sunday night at a Geneva home is still being investigated. Assistant Fire Chief Timothy Parks said the home on Pepperidge Drive was heavily dmaged by smoke but the structure was not compromised. The cause of the blaze is still undetermined.
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