The Cincinnati Reds fell on Opening Day yesterday to the Los Angeles Angels in 13 innings, 3-1. The Angels were on the board first on a Chris Iannetta solo homer in the third. However, the Reds would answer when Shin-Soo Choo came home on a wild pitch in the bottom half of the inning. Reds ace Johnny Cueto was stellar, giving up one run on three hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts. The game was scoreless until the 13th when Chris Iannetta delivered again for the Angels with a two-RBI base hit. The Reds will continue the series with the Angels on Wednesday night. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
Elsewhere in MLB Opening Day action yesterday, Atlanta topped Philadelphia, 7-5. The LA Dodgers blanked San Francisco, 4-0. The Chicago White Sox clipped Kansas City, 1-0. Detroit bested Minnesota, 4-2. Milwaukee outlasted Colorado, 5-4 in 10 innings. The Chicago Cubs defeated Pittsburgh, 3-1. The New York Mets dominated San Diego, 11-2. Washington edged Miami, 2-0 and Boston handled the New York Yankees, 8-2.
In area high school baseball action last night, Marietta topped Alexander, 9-3. Eastern blanked Trimble, 7-0. Federal Hocking ousted Miller, 6-1. Southern clipped Wahama, 4-3. Wellston handled Eastern Pike, 15-5 and Warren edged Meigs, 3-2.
The Cleveland Browns traded backup quarterback Colt McCoy yesterday to the San Francisco 49ers for fifth and seventh round picks in the upcoming NFL draft. As a part of the deal, the Browns will also send their sixth-round pick to the 49ers. McCoy started 21 games for Cleveland in three seasons, but was put on the market due to the signing of Jason Campbell. The 26-year old was 6-15 as the Browns starter.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their ninth straight last night, 102-94 to the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs trailed by eight at the intermission, but would cut into the Atlanta lead, knocking it down to three midway through the third period. However, the Hawks would respond by pushing the lead out to 11 after three and never look back. Cleveland was led by Marreese Speights with 23 points and eight rebounds. The Cavs will now host Brooklyn on Wednesday night at 7.
Elsewhere in the NBA, Utah topped Portland, 112-102. Minnesota bested Boston, 110-100. Houston ousted Orlando, 111-103. Memphis edged San Antonio, 92-90. Milwaukee dominated Charlotte, 131-102 and Detroit handled Toronto, 108-98.
In NHL play yesterday, Chicago snuck past Nashville, 3-2 in a shootout. Anaheim shutout Dallas, 4-0. St. Louis blew past Minnesota, 4-1. Detroit edged Colorado, 3-2. Montreal toppled Carolina, 4-1. The New York Rangers defeated Winnipeg, 4-2 and the New York Islanders bested New Jersey, 3-1.
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