CLEVELAND — Backed by a balanced effort from his offense, Indians ace Corey Kluber spun another gem to lead Cleveland to a series win over the Rangers with a 5-1 victory on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. Kluber, who went eight innings and only allowed one run on three hits with one walk, struck out 12 batters and made some history in the process. The dozen-strikeout performance marked Kluber’s fourth straight start with double-digit punchouts. Kluber is now tied with Hall of Famer Bob Feller for the longest such streak in club history. The Rangers only run came Nomar Mazara with a solo dinger.The Rangers continue their road trip tonight as they start a weekend series at the White Sox. First pitch at 7:10 pm
Police in Florida says tennis star Venus Williams was at fault for a June 9 car crash that led to the death of the passenger in the other vehicle two weeks later. According to a copy of the police report obtained by ABC, Williams’ 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV darted into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, near her residence. The other driver, identified as Linda Barson, said she could not stop her 2016 Hyundai Accent in time and hit Williams’ car. Williams, 37, told investigators she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by traffic ahead of her. She said she did not see the Barsons’ car when she crossed into their lanes. According to the police report, Williams was at fault for violating the right of way of the other vehicle. Williams has not been cited or charged. The police report says she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Palm Beach Gardens police said the crash remains under investigation.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Late in his playing career with the Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre used to talk about “pulling an Elway.” That’s what he saw as the ultimate way to walk away from the game — winning the Super Bowl before retiring. These days, Favre said he has entertained the thought of pulling a different type of Elway: becoming an NFL general manager the way fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway has with the Denver Broncos. During his appearance on ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde & Tausch on Thursday, Favre said he has contemplated getting back into the NFL as a general manager or coach.
TORONTO — The man who threw a beer can at a Baltimore Orioles outfielder during a playoff game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and ordered to stay away from major league ballparks for one year. Ken Pagan received a conditional discharge, meaning he won’t have a criminal record if he complies with his probation. He pleaded guilty to mischief last month.
GUYANCOURT, France — The mother of golfer Haotong Li went into the water at the French Open to recover her son’s discarded putter. After she grabbed it, she realized it was broken and threw it back in. Li’s mother rolled up her shorts and waded through the muddy water on the Golf National course Thursday as players watched. She carefully moved forward and collected the broken club.