The Cincinnati Reds blew past San Francisco last night, 9-2. The Reds got going early with a two run blast from Brandon Phillips in the first inning. However, it was in the seventh that the Reds bats would catch fire, scoring six times behind a Ryan Ludwick homer and doubles from Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen. Cincinnati starter Mat Latos was excellent, throwing seven innings and giving up no runs on four hits. The Reds will do battle with the Giants again tonight with Bronson Arroyo on the mound. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pregame at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
The Cleveland Indians topped Kansas City, 4-3. With the score 1-1 in the fifth, Jack Hannahan tore the game open with a 2 RBI double that would eventually put the game away for Cleveland. Wahoo starter Derek Lowe threw six innings, scattering eight hits and giving up only one run to claim his third win on the year. The Indians will return to action tonight against Kansas City at 7.
In MLB play last night, Tampa Bay blanked the LA Angels, 5-0. The New York Mets edged Miami, 2-1. Pittsburgh ousted Colorado, 5-4. Seattle handled Detroit, 7-4. Baltimore defeated Toronto, 2-1 and Texas shutout the New York Yankees, 2-0.
In area high school baseball yesterday, Warren upset Athens, 8-7. Jackson topped Wellston, 7-2. Gallia dominated Vinton County, 25-1 and Logan blanked Nelsonville-York, 9-0.
Ohio baseball was toppled yesterday at the hands of Eastern Kentucky, 12-1 snapping a three game winning streak for the Bobcats. The Colonels jumped on Ohio early, scoring seven times in the first and twice in the second. The Bobcats only run would come from an Ethan Newton RBI single in the fifth. With the loss, Ohio falls to 22-18 on the season and will head to BGSU on Friday at 3.
Ohio softball took both games of a doubleheader with Dayton yesterday, 10-7 and 15-8. The Bobcats bats caught absolute fire led by Raven King, who blasted three homers and drove in seven runs in the two games. Lauren Gellerman also added two blasts for the Bobcats on the day, who totaled nine home runs as a team on the afternoon. Ohio softball is now 21-24 and will head to Central Michigan on Friday at 1.
Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson signed with the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. The deal is reportedly for one year and Simpson will have to serve a three game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
In NBA action yesterday, Oklahoma City topped Sacramento, 118-110. Boston outlasted Miami, 78-66 and Atlanta defeated the LA Clippers, 109-102.
In other NBA news, LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, was suspended seven games yesterday for his elbow to James Harden in the Lakers Sunday win. That will mean he will miss the Lakers final regular season game and the first six games of the playoffs.
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