The Cincinnati Bengals won their third in a row yesterday, besting Jacksonville, 27-10. The Bengals took the lead in the first on a Mike Nugent 35-yarder, but the Jags came right back in the second on a Marcedes Lewis 2-yard touchdown catch. However, Cincinnati responded with a pair of scores to end the half as Andy Dalton hit Chris Pressley for a 1-yard touchdown pass and Dalton rushed one in from a yard out. Jacksonville would cut the lead to one score in the third on a Josh Scobee 21-yard field goal, but A.J. Green caught an 18-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach in the fourth. Dalton was 20-of-31 for 244 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and A.J. Green had six catches for 117 yards. The Bengals will now host Miami on Sunday. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pregame at 11:30 and kickoff at 1.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Atlanta edged Carolina, 30-28. New England dominated Buffalo, 52-28. Minnesota bested Detroit, 20-13. Houston handled Tennessee, 38-14. San Diego blasted Kansas City, 37-20. San Francisco shutout the New York Jets, 34-0. St. Louis topped Seattle, 19-13. Arizona outlasted Miami, 24-21 in overtime. Denver crushed Oakland, 37-6. Green Bay clipped New Orleans, 28-27. Washington defeated Tampa Bay, 24-22 and Philadelphia snuck past the New York Giants, 19-17.
The Cincinnati Reds edged the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, 4-3. The Reds got on the board first in the third on a Joey Votto RBI double, but the Pirates answered in the bottom half with a Garrett Jones two-run homer. The Pirates took the lead in the fifth on an Andrew McCutchen RBI single. However, Cincinnati would come back in the ninth on a Xavier Paul solo shot to tie the game and a Zack Cozart RBI double that gave the Reds the lead and the win. Cincinnati is now 96-63 and will start their final regular season series tonight as they try to spoil St. Louis’ wild card hopes. Bronson Arroyo will duel with Jaime Garcia in St. Louis. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pregame at 7:45 and first pitch at 8:15.
The Cleveland Indians blasted the Kansas City Royals, 15-3 yesterday. Cleveland took the early lead in the second on a Lou Marson RBI single, but the real fireworks would come in the fifth. The Tribe would erupt for a 10 run inning behind RBI doubles from Jason Kipnis and Jack Hannahan, a Shin-Soo Choo RBI single and an Asdrubal Cabrera grand slam. Cleveland will begin their final series of the regular season tonight as they host the Chicago White Sox at 7.
Elsewhere in the MLB, the New York Yankees topped Toronto, 9-6. Philadelphia bested Miami, 4-1. Baltimore clinched a playoff spot with a 6-3 win over Boston. Atlanta defeated the New York Mets, 6-2. Detroit clipped Minnesota, 2-1. Houston blanked Milwaukee, 7-0. Tampa Bay ousted the Chicago White Sox, 6-2. St. Louis handled Washington, 10-4. Oakland beat Seattle, 5-2. San Francisco outlasted San Diego, 7-5. The Chicago Cubs bested Arizona, 7-2 and the LA Dodgers dominated Colorado, 7-1.
Ohio football fell down five spots in the AP Top 25 poll yesterday after a close win over UMass on Saturday. The ‘Cats received only 30 votes as opposed to 40 last week and sit at 34th in the nation. In the USA Today Coaches poll, Ohio is tied with Michigan for 34th with 11 points. The Bobcats return to action on Saturday as they host Buffalo. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pregame at 10:30 with the Bobcat Insider and kickoff at noon.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:06 to 7. Also, on Power 105 it’s the Head Coach Frank Solich show at 7.