From Comcast SportsNetLONDON (AP) -- The NBA is coming back to London with a regular-season game between the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks in January.The NBA says the Pistons and Knicks will play on Jan. 17 at the O2 Arena, the site of this year's Olympic gold-medal game.The Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets played a pair of regular-season games at the same venue in March 2011, but the NBA skipped London on its preseason tour this year.NBA Commissioner David Stern says "playing our third regular-season game in the city in three years and having historic franchises like the Knicks and Pistons serve as our ambassadors provide extraordinary opportunities to further the game's growth and development in the UK and throughout Europe."
Cleveland Indians (56-40) vs. Baltimore Orioles (56-40), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Corey Kluber (9-8, 3.42) vs. Vance Worley (2-1, 3.16)
Keys to the Game:
Can the Orioles sweep the Indians? They won four of the first five games between the teams.
Can Worley pitch deep into the game? On Tuesday, he allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings.
News and Notes:
The Orioles have won the season series from Cleveland for the second straight year for the first time since 1992-93.
Kluber is 1-1 with a 3.42 ERA in four starts against the Orioles.
Chris Davis is 1-for-11 (.091) against Kluber. J.J. Hardy is 4-for-8 (.500) with a home run. Ryan Flaherty is 5-for-11 (.455).
Zach Britton has pitched in three straight games, but thrown only 19 pitches.
TORONTO (AP) -- Sebastian Giovinco scored three goals and added an assist to break out of an eight-game scoring drought in Toronto FC's 4-1 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night.
The Italian star put in a show in front of 26,349 fans on a steamy night at BMO Field. Two goals came on free kicks 18 minutes apart in the first half, with the third coming in second-half stoppage time as he poked home Mark Bloom's cross to up his goals total to 11 this season.
Giovinco had not scored in league play in more than two months -- 70 days to be exact -- since scoring twice in a 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on May 14.
Marky Delgado also scored for Toronto (6-7-6)
Jeffrey scored for D.C. United (5-7-7).
Now 61 games into the 2016 season - and 60 since he returned from the disabled list - Nationals center fielder Ben Revere is still searching for the swing that allowed him to hit .300 or better for three straight seasons. He has yet to find consistency and feel like himself despite months having passed since he rehabbed his oblique injury.
And at this point, he's open to ideas. What he's tried so far hasn't worked, so why not give something unorthodox a shot?
Before Saturday's game in which he landed an RBI double, walked and scored a run, Revere got some unusual help from manager Dusty Baker.
"Dusty gave me holy water today. He kind of blessed me," Revere said. "My grandpa, he’s a retired preacher so he probably would’ve done the same thing or said I should’ve done it when we got back from the injury."
Whatever works. Speaking of Revere's grandfather, both him and Revere's father were in town to watch Ben play this weekend. After Friday night's game in which Revere went 0-for-5, Baker spoke to both men about Revere's struggles.
"I talked to his dad and grandfather after the game," Baker said. "They weren't exactly happy, but they thanked me for sticking with their son. They know Ben can hit and I know Ben can hit. I tried to trade for him when I was with Cincinnati."
Revere - who is still hitting just .216 this season - wonders if Dusty will now tell Revere's dad and grandfather about the holy water, seeing how it worked.
"He’s probably going to talk to them again and tell him what he did," Revere said.
"They know I’ve kind of been down on myself and struggling a little bit but they gave me some motivation and said, ‘Keep swinging, son. It can come now or come in August. At some point, you’ll be hot and help this team really be hot and get to the playoffs.'"
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