SPORTS: MLB Scores; Watson Settles Lawsuits; Koepka Defects To Rival Tour

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tony Gonsolin became the first pitcher in the majors to win nine games, Freddie Freeman drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2. Gonsolin improved to 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA. He gave up two runs and three hits through five innings and 87 pitches.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nolan Gorman went 4 of 4 with two solo homers and four RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Tuesday night to regain a share of the NL Central lead. Gorman broke a 2-all tie and put the Cardinals ahead for good with a homer to center off Chi Chi González in the fourth inning.

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski broke out of a slump with a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, Joc Pederson and Austin Wynns homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 12-10. Yastrzemski was 1 for 19 when he drove a pitch from Collin McHugh to right that put the Giants up for good at 8-7.

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney says Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached an agreement to settle 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits that had been filed by women who had accused him of sexual assault and harassment. No word yet whether the NFL will also issue a lengthy suspension. The Browns signed the three-time Pro Bowler to a fully guaranteed, five-year, $230 million contract in March.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has announced he is retiring and won’t join Tom Brady for a third season in Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old retired in 2019 after nine seasons with the Patriots. He returned in 2020 when Brady went to Tampa and the close friends teamed up to help the Buccaneers win a Super Bowl in 2021.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — The Associated Press has learned Brooks Koepka is the latest PGA Tour player to sign on with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series after denouncing the LIV-backed ideas of guaranteed money and limited playing fields. Koepka is still listed in the field this week at the Travelers Championship.