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Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:03

Halos Edge Tribe

   TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Joyce hit his first spring homer and Los Angeles Angels starter Nick Tropeano took a step forward in his quest for a rotation spot, leading Los Angeles to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
 
   In his second spring start and third appearances, Tropeano allowed two hits and three runs - none earned - in four innings. He's one of several candidates hoping to break camp in the Angels' starting rotation.
 
   Tropeano retired nine of the first 10 batters, allowing only a walk through three innings.
 
   He ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing a leadoff infield single to David Murphy and, after an infield error, walking Ryan Raburn to load the bases with nobody out. After an infield out, he walked Ryan Rollinger to bring in a run and then gave up a sacrifice fly to Brett Hayes, Joyce made a diving catch on in left field. Dustin Hood then drove in another run with an RBI single.
 
   Cleveland right-hander Josh Tomlin allowed nine hits and two runs in four innings in his second Cactus League start.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:02

Reds Rule Rangers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony DeSclafani struck out nine in six impressive innings, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman fanned two in his one inning of work, and the Reds got five hits off starter Ross Detwiler in a four-run second.

DeSclafani was acquired from Miami in the offseason trade that sent Mat Latos to the Marlins. The right-hander permitted four hits and wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam after issuing two of his three walks.

Brandon Phillips and Zack Cozart had run-scoring singles off Detwiler, obtained in an offseason trade with the Nationals. He was scheduled to face the Reds on March 19 but the game was rained out.

The four-run inning marred an otherwise solid outing for Detwiler. Two of Cincinnati's hits were bad-hop singles.

Mitch Moreland had three hits for Texas, including a double.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:01

Price to Coach Niners

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte 49ers have hired Mark Price to become their new men's basketball coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the hire has not been publicly announced.

The 49ers have scheduled a press conference for Thursday to introduce their new coach.

Price, 51, has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. He'll replace Alan Major, who left the program earlier this month amid ongoing medical problems.

Price played 12 seasons in the NBA and was a four-time All-Star. He's been an assistant NBA coach for five teams, but has never been a head coach at any level.

Price declined comment prior to the Hornets' game against the Brooklyn Nets.

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