The state at 1:30 p.m. All times EDT.
Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the east region of the AP, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by office phone at 215-446-6632 or cellphone at 702-285-3000. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at email@example.com or 877-836-9477.
HOUSTON — Mike Fiers (2-1, 5.35) looks to bounce back from his shortest start of the season when he pitches in the opener of a three-game series against Cleveland. Corey Kluber will pitch for the Indians, who have won five of their last six. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m.
ATLANTA — The Big Three yucked it up after their latest playoff sweep, a far cry from the uneasiness that prevailed at the beginning of their relationship. It may have taken a while to find their groove, but the Cavaliers are sure enjoying how it all worked out as they return to the Eastern Conference finals. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 800 words, photos.