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  • 28 May
    CLEVELAND -- Danny Salazar was more concerned about his sore right elbow than the shortest start of his big league career.The All-Star surrendered six runs, including three homers, in just two innings Monday night and will go for an MRI in the morning after the Cleveland Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins 12-5.Salazar (11-4) has been bothered by elbow pain for several weeks -- it prevented him from playing in his first All-Star Game in San Diego. He reached his boiling point after being shelled by the Twins, who got three homers from rookie Max Kepler.Theres something in my elbow thats been there for a while, but its getting worse, said Salazar, who lost for the first time since May 22. I want to find out whats going on, so I know whats in there. Sometimes you try to hide the pain, and I feel good by the fifth day, but Im really sore after I pitch.Cleveland had its three-game winning streak snapped and had its lead in the AL Central Division cut to four games over Detroit. Mike Napoli hit his 25th homer of the season and Jose Ramirez had a pair of hits.Its larger issue, though, is the health of Salazar, who underwent Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in 2010. He has an 8.84 ERA over his last four starts, totaling just 18 1/3 innings.It feels nothing like (when I needed) Tommy John, at all, Salazar said. The ligament is right and everything in that part of the elbow is fine. But the sooner we get through this, the sooner I wont be causing damage to the team.Indians manager Terry Francona admitted his ace hasnt pitched well of late, but added, He doesnt look like somebody thats hurt to me. The right thing to do is just to get him looked at because hes worried. Hopefully -- for his peace of mind -- thats what it will give him.All-Star reliever Andrew Miller, who was acquired Sunday from the Yankees in exchange for four minor leaguers, made his debut with Cleveland. It was his first appearance since July 26 at Houston.Miller received a standing ovation as he took the mound to start the eighth, then gave up a leadoff homer to Joe Mauer. The left-hander retired Kepler on a grounder before Francona ended his evening after two hitters.Being new, it made sense to get him out there, but not too much, Francona said. He hadnt pitched since Tuesday. Thats too long, so we wanted to shake the rust off.Before the game, the Indians added outfielder Brandon Guyer in a trade with Tampa Bay and designated third baseman Juan Uribe for assignment. They will need to make another move Tuesday to add Guyer to the 25-man roster.Rookie outfielder Kepler homered twice off Salazar and once against Cody Anderson. He is the first visiting player to hit three home runs at Progressive Field since Dan Johnson of the White Sox on Oct. 3, 2012.NO WORRIESFrancona had little to say about All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroys decision to void a trade that would have brought him from Milwaukee. The Brewers wound up dealing Lucroy to Texas. Im not that shook up about it, Francona said. In fact, Im not that shook up at all.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: OF Michael Brantley (right shoulder) hit off a pitching machine Monday, but there is no timetable for his return.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Kyle Gibson went six innings and allowed two runs in his last start, a July 28 no-decision against Baltimore.Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco is scheduled to make his 100th career start. He is 5-2 with a 1.61 ERA in his last eight outings. Vans Old Skool Outlet . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. Black Vans Old Skool Sale . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Vans Old Skool Discount . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). It was the champions closest call. Despite the loss, it was a remarkable show by the confident Swedish challenger, who had the best of the early rounds and then hung on in the fourth and fifth. Vans Old Skool Wholesale . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.PARIS -- Nikolay Davydenko will skip Wimbledon for the first time since his debut at the All England Club in 2002. The Russian made the announcement after ending a five-match losing run by defeating Florent Serra 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the first round at the French Open on Tuesday. Davydenko says "I dont think Ill play on grass" as "I prepare for four more tournaments on clay afteer Wimbledon.dddddddddddd." The 48th-ranked Russian, who is making his 12th appearance at Roland Garros, hasnt had much success on grass. His best showing at Wimbledon was reaching the fourth round in 2007, and he lost in the first round the past two years. Davydenko reached the semifinals of the French Open in 2005 and 2007. He next faces Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. ' ' '