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MLB

  • Kershaw, Trout win MVP awards
    For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end. Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory Thursday.
  • Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards
    NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.
  • Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards
    NEW YORK — Cleveland's Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award, edging Seattle's Felix Hernandez.
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J.D. Martinez, left, greets Torii Hunter at home plate Sunday after Hunter's two-run homer scored them both in the fourth inning.

Tigers beat Indians to avoid series sweep

DETROIT — Drew Smyly gave up four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

Smyly (6-8) did not give up a hit until Yan Gomes' two-out double in the fifth. The left-hander allowed one run on Gomes' solo home run in the seventh — and two walks with six strikeouts. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

Josh Tomlin (5-7) allowed four runs, six hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings.

The AL Central-leading Tigers (54-41) stopped a four-game losing streak and increased their lead over Cleveland to 5 1/2 games.

Cleveland (50-48) had reached a season-high three games over .500 by winning four in a row.

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