NFL Draft 2018: Browns start Round 2 RB run with Nick Chubb

The Browns passed on ultra-talented running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday in Round 1 of the NFL Draft, but they wasted no time getting their ball carrier in Round 2.

Cleveland, with two picks early in the second round, selected Georgia stud Nick Chubb with the third pick in the second round. Despite injury concerns, Chubb was among the most accomplished and productive RBs in the class.

Chubb rushed for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns last season despite splitting time with first-round pick Sony Michel.

Candelario homered, doubled and scored five runs for Detroit. James McCann also went deep.

While the Pirates called up Osuna, the Tigers added right-hander Artie Lewicki from Triple-A Toledo. Lewicki allowed two runs in one inning.

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (strained right shoulder) threw a 38-pitch simulated game. He is likely to join one of the two Class A farm clubs next week to begin a rehab assignment.

The three-game series concludes Wednesday afternoon as Detroit RHP Michael Fulmer (1-2, 3.47 ERA) faces RHP Ivan Nova (2-1, 4.20), who is 0-3 with a 6.56 ERA in seven career games against the Tigers.

In recent months the issue of gun control has become a heated topic, especially in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting earlier this year and the mass Las Vegas shooting last fall.

Feely spent 14 years in the NFL with six teams. His last game with the Bears in 2014.

“I felt really good,” Betances said. “I felt like I was attacking with both pitches today.”

Rodney has blown three of five save chances.

“I tried to get a ground-ball double play,” Rodney said. “I left the pitch a little bit high in the strike zone.”

Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer in the third on the ninth pitch of his at-bat against Montgomery. Robbie Grossman, who had three hits, homered in the sixth against Domingo German.

Montgomery needed 76 pitches to get through the first three innings and allowed four hits and three walks in five innings.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 10. He was perfect through three innings and didn’t allow a hit until Brett Gardner’s two-out single in the sixth. Gibson allowed just the one hit in six innings and was removed after 95 pitches.

Escobar was 8 for 22 with two homers and four RBI on the trip.steelers_032