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Morning Sports – 4/9/13

The Cincinnati Reds toppled the St. Louis Cardinals, 13-4. The Cardinals were on the board in the first on a Shin-Soo Choo fielding error that plated two runs. The Reds would battle back to tie it at four in the seventh on a Chris Heisey RBI double. But in the ninth, the Reds bats broke out. Brandon Phillips got things started with an RBI double, Jack Hannahan chipped in with an RBI base hit and Shin-Soo Choo capped it off with a three-run double. The Reds continue their series in St. Louis tonight. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 7:45 and first pitch at 8:15.

The Cleveland Indians fell to the New York Yankees in their home opener, 11-6. The Yankees jumped out to a lead in the first on a Travis Hafner three-run shot. However, the Indians would answer in the bottom half behind sacrifice flies from Jason Kipnis and Mark Reynolds. But it was all Yankees from that point out as the Bronx Bombers lit up Ubaldo Jimenez and pulled away to an eight run lead. The Indians cut into the New York lead in the eighth on a Mike Aviles two-run homer, but it would not be enough. Cleveland battles New York again tonight at 7.

Elsewhere in the MLB, Kansas City clipped Minnesota, 3-1. Milwaukee bested the Chicago Cubs, 7-4. Boston topped Baltimore, 3-1. The New York Mets toppled Philadelphia, 7-2. Atlanta blanked Miami, 2-0 and Texas edged Tampa Bay, 5-4.

In college basketball’s title game last night, the Louisville Cardinals topped the Michigan Wolverines, 82-76. The Wolverines led by one at the intermission, but Louisville would pull away in the second half and hold off a late Michigan comeback. Luke Hancock led the Cardinals with 22 points.

The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Nelson yesterday. Nelson agreed to a one-year deal after missing most of last year with a torn ACL. Nelson caught 61 passes with five touchdowns in 2011 as a slot receiver.

In area high school baseball action last night, Athens blanked Vinton County, 12-0. Meigs handled Nelsonville-York, 8-2. Alexander blew past Wellston, 12-2. Southern topped Eastern, 4-1. Belpre clipped Waterford, 5-4 and Miller edged South Gallia, 7-6.

In area high school softball play yesterday, Athens handled Vinton County, 8-1. Wellston shutout Alexander, 1-0. Meigs outlasted Nelsonville-York, 11-9 and Federal Hocking snuck past Trimble, 9-8.

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.

This article was posted on Monday, 8 April 2013 at 11:46 PM.
Last edited/updated on April 8, 2013 at 11:46 PM.
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