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CINCINNATI — Jake Arrieta returns to Great American Ball Park for the first time since he threw a no-hitter against the Reds on April 21. The Cubs ace leads the majors with a 0.24 ERA in night games. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
ATLANTA — Rookie John Gant will make his fourth start when the Braves open an interleague home series against Trevor Bauer and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Monday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
BBO–THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
Carlos Santana doesn’t fit the prototype of the traditional leadoff man, but Cleveland manager Terry Francona has become comfortable with the idea of topping the lineup with his slugging designated hitter. By Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.
— MANZIEL-INDICTMENT: Johnny Manziel’s spokeswoman says an attorney who accidently sent The Associated Press a text message with details related to the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s domestic violence case has resigned from the defense team.