The Cincinnati Reds finished up the regular season with a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds got fantastic pitching from Homer Bailey, J.J. Hoover and Logan Ondrusek, but St. Louis answered with a stellar outing from starter Shelby Miller. The Cardinals would eventually take the lead though in the eighth on a Matt Carpenter RBI single. Cincinnati finishes the season at 97-65 and will start the playoffs by heading to San Francisco for the NLDS on Saturday. Johnny Cueto will toe the rubber for the Redlegs. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pregame at 9 and first pitch at 9:30.
The Cleveland Indians finished their season with a 9-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox scored two in the second and one in the fourth, but really put the game out of reach in the fifth, scoring four times behind two-run homers from Paul Konerko and Dan Johnson. Chicago added two more in the ninth as Dayan Viciedo and Dan Johnson hit back-to-back home runs. Cleveland finishes the season at 68-94 and reports say the team will interview former Red Sox manager Terry Francona on Friday for their managerial opening.
Elsewhere in the MLB, The LA Dodgers topped San Francisco, 5-1. Tampa Bay bested Baltimore, 4-1. Toronto clipped Minnesota, 2-1. Seattle dominated the LA Angels, 12-0. The New York Mets defeated Miami, 4-2. Oakland handled Texas, 12-5 to win the AL West. The Chicago Cubs clipped Houston, 5-4. Washington toppled Philadelphia, 5-1. Atlanta shut out Pittsburgh, 4-0. Colorado ousted Arizona, 2-1. The New York Yankees blasted Boston, 14-2 to clinch the AL East and Detroit edged Kansas City, 1-0 as Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown.
The MLB playoffs will begin on Friday as St. Louis heads to Atlanta and Baltimore travels to Texas for a one-game Wild Card playoff. In other matchups, Oakland heads to Detroit on Saturday and New York visits the winner of the AL Wild Card while Washington visits the NL Wild Card.
The NBA has implemented a new rule on flopping for the upcoming season. Players will receive a warning the first time, then be fined $5,000 for a second time. The fines then increase to $10,000 for a third offense and $15,000 for a fourth as well as $30,000 for a fifth time. Six or more violations could lead to a suspension.
The Cincinnati Bengals welcomed three key players back to practice yesterday as Nate Clements, Dre Kirkpatrick and Leon Hall all hit the field. Clements missed last week’s game with a calf injury while Hall has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. Kirkpatrick was practicing for the first time since late August. It will still likely be two to three weeks until Kirkpatrick returns to playing.
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. The guys will be joined by Rusty Martin, Troy Bolin and a special guest to preview all the games in Athens County and make predictions.
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