CLEVELAND (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers’ four-game winning streak is over after Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Cleveland Browns’ 21-7 victory over their AFC North rival. Mayfield was 17 of 32 passing for 193 yards and no interceptions to help Cleveland win its second straight and improve to 4-6. Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was intercepted four times and was just 23 of 44 for 221 yards and a TD.
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns’ 21-7 win over the Steelers last night was marred by a brawl sparked by Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett with just a few seconds to play. Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it in the final seconds. Garrett faces a likely suspension for his actions, and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will likely be disciplined for kicking Garrett in the head.
NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has become the sixth player to win at least three American League MVP Awards, joining Alex Rodriguez and Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. The 28-year-old Trout had another outstanding season, batting .291 with a career-high 45 home runs, 104 RBIs and 27 doubles while leading the league in on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. Trout got 17 of 30 first-place votes in balloting. Astros infielder Alex Bregman was second with the other 13 first-place votes.
NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger is the National League MVP for the first time, collecting 19 of 30 first-place votes to outdistance 2018 MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. Bellinger batted .305 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs and a 1.035 OPS while helping the Dodgers post the league’s best regular-season record. He’s the 10th different Dodger to win MVP and first since Clayton Kershaw in 2014.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair yesterday. General manager Jim Rutherford says the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. The 32-year-old Crosby leads the team in scoring with five goals and 12 assists in 17 games despite dealing with a sports hernia since training camp.