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Donaldson homers twice, Braves rout Indians 11-5

Donaldson had two homers and four RBI, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland's pitching for the second straight night, beating the Indians 11-5 Sunday.

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Three-run 8th helps Ducks top Baysox, 7-4

The RubberDucks and Baysox traded runs in the early innings, holding a 1-1 tie until the fifth inning when Mitch Longo laced a two-run triple into the left-center field gap, making the score 4-1 Akron. However, the Baysox tied the game with one run in the sixth inning and two in the seventh before the RubberDucks scored three decisive runs in the eighth inning with timely hitting and capitalizing on a Bowie error to grab a 7-4 win in Akron on Thursday at Canal Park.

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Indians prospect Benson hits 4 HRs in A-ball

Cleveland Indians prospect Will Benson hit four home runs for Class-A Lake County on Thursday night.

He's the first minor leaguer to hit four homers in a game since 2014, when Yankees prospect Mike Ford hit four for Class-A Charleston and Diamondbacks prospect Jon Griffin also accomplished the feat for Mobile in Double-A.

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Ohio State QB Baldwin to enter transfer portal

Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin plans to enter the transfer portal, coach Ryan Day said Thursday.

Day told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg he believes Baldwin, who is from Austin, Texas, will likely look to play closer to home. The coach also said Ohio State will be looking to add another quarterback before the season.

Baldwin posted a message to Twitter later Thursday evening explaining his decision:

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Paulson, RubberDucks snap Thunder’s streak, 5-3

Akron right-hander Jake Paulson (2-0) pitched seven strong innings to earn his second straight win, and the RubberDucks scored five runs in the first four innings to secure a 5-3 victory that snapped the Trenton Thunder's five-game winning streak in the finale of a three-game series at ARM & HAMMER Park on Wednesday.

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