The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, 10-7. The Reds jumped out to a 5-0 lead behind an RBI single from Brandon Phillips and an RBI double from Shin-Soo Choo. However, the Pirates would cut into the lead in the seventh, tallying four runs and completing the comeback with six in the eighth on home runs from Michael McKenry and Starling Marte. Joey Votto blasted a home run in the ninth, but Cincinnati would fall short. The Reds will now host Philadelphia tonight. Cincinnati hurler Bronson Arroyo will face off with Cliff Lee. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
The Cleveland Indians fell to the Chicago White Sox yesterday, 3-1. The Indians got on the board first when Michael Bourn led off with a solo homer. However, Jake Peavy would hold the Tribe in check the rest of the afternoon and in the sixth, Paul Konerko delivered a two-run homer to put Chicago on top. Alejandro De Aza added an insurance run with a solo blast in the eighth to put the game out of reach. Cleveland will have today off before hosting the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at 7.
Elsewhere in the MLB, Arizona blanked the LA Dodgers, 1-0. Colorado edged San Diego, 2-1. Detroit blasted Oakland, 10-1. The LA Angels defeated Houston, 4-1. San Francisco outlasted the Chicago Cubs, 10-7 in 10 innings. Milwaukee clipped St. Louis, 4-3 in 10 innings. Kansas City bested Toronto, 3-2. Boston shutout Tampa Bay, 5-0. Atlanta blew past Washington, 9-0 and Philadelphia ousted Miami, 2-1.
Ohio baseball bested Akron, 4-2 yesterday. The Bobcats were on the board first in the second on an RBI groundout. The Zips would tie it up in the in the fifth, but in the bottom half Ohio answered with two runs on a Nick Squires RBI base hit. Ohio pitcher Connor Sitz held off every Akron comeback attempt, throwing a complete game and giving up one earned run on seven hits. Ohio baseball is back in action on Tuesday as they host rival Marshall at 6.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Philadelphia 76ers last night, 91-77. The 76ers dominated the first half, outscoring the Cavs by 19. Philadelphia continued to control the second half, with the Cavs late comeback falling short. Cleveland shot just 36 percent from the field on the evening. The Cavs were led Tristan Thompson with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Cleveland will now host Miami tonight at 7.
In other NBA action last night, Houston blasted Sacramento, 121-100. Dallas handled New Orleans, 107-89. Denver bested Portland, 118-109. New York outlasted Indiana, 90-80. Toronto topped Brooklyn, 93-87 and Miami ousted Chicago, 105-93.
Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters yesterday, edging out Angel Cabrera in a playoff. Scott was nine under in the tournament.
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