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Services set for Hall of Famer Bunning

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FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) Services are set in Kentucky this week for former U.S. Sen. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning.

Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, says on its website that a funeral Mass for Bunning will be held Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bunning's family said he died late Friday of complications from a stroke suffered last October. He was 85.


Indians send RHP Salazar to bullpen

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, an All-Star last season, has been sent to the bullpen.

Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 ERA in 10 starts. He has struck out 73 in 52 1/3 innings but has allowed 55 hits and 28 walks.


A's to sideline Graveman due to shoulder

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics plan to put pitcher Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list Monday and recall right-hander Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Nashville to make his first major league start of the season in Cleveland.

Graveman was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night at Yankee Stadium, the second time his pitching shoulder has flared up this season. Even though an MRI was clean, A's manager Bob Melvin said Sunday this DL stint will probably last longer than the previous one - Graveman was sidelined from April 15-26 with a strained right shoulder.


Harper among 4 Nats sitting vs. Padres

WASHINGTON (AP) National League home run leader Bryce Harper is among four starters out of the lineup for the Washington Nationals in their series finale against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Daniel Murphy, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters also did not start for the Nationals, who open a nine-game, 10-day road trip Monday afternoon in San Francisco.


Astros place RHP Morton on disabled list

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have placed right-hander Charlie Morton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained muscle in the right side of his back.

The Astros say there is no timetable for his return from the lat ((latissimus dorsi) injury.


Brewers' Anderson no-hits thru 7 in win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Chase Anderson's smile following a near no-hitter barely masked what it meant to perform well against the Diamondbacks franchise that decided to move him.

"I knew those guys as friends, as the team that traded you away," Anderson said. "You always have a little bit of a chip on your shoulder, you want to make them second guess that trade."


Johnson shuts out M's, BoSox's run at 6

BOSTON (AP) Brian Johnson had quite a turnaround in his second time on Fenway Park's mound.

Johnson pitched a five-hitter in his first big league appearance at Fenway, and the Boston Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.


Red-hot Dodgers extend Cubs' road woes

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chase Utley long ago earned his reputation. Chris Taylor is fast developing one of his own for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Utley drove in three runs with a pair of two-out singles and Taylor delivered a two-run homer to carry the Dodgers past the Chicago Cubs, 5-0 on Saturday.


Tribe ace Kluber expected back Thursday

CLEVELAND (AP) Corey Kluber, sidelined most of the month with a strained lower back, is expected to rejoin the Cleveland Indians rotation on Thursday against Oakland.

Cleveland's ace right-hander hasn't pitched since May 2 when he left his start against Detroit after three innings. He threw five scoreless innings for Double-A Akron on a minor league rehab assignment Friday.

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