The Cincinnati Reds topped the Philadelphia Phillies last night to snap a five-game losing skid, 4-2. The game was scoreless until the seventh when the Reds took a 2-0 lead on a Todd Frazier sac-fly. But in the eighth, the Phillies would answer on a Chase Utley two-run homer. However, the Reds responded right back in the bottom half when Brandon Phillips delivered with the bases loaded. Cincinnati hurler Bronson Arroyo was solid, throwing eight innings and allowing two runs on five hits. The Reds will continue the series with Philadelphia tonight. Homer Bailey will face off against Kyle Kendrick. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
Elsewhere in the MLB, Washington toppled Miami, 10-3. Toronto clipped the Chicago White Sox, 4-3. St. Louis handled Pittsburgh, 10-6 and Boston snuck past Tampa Bay, 3-2.
In area high school baseball last night, Athens topped Wellston, 3-1. Meigs blanked Alexander, 3-0. Nelsonville-York shutout Vinton County, 3-0. Southern handled Trimble, 7-2. Waterford outlasted Federal Hocking, 11-8 and Eastern defeated Miller, 5-2.
The Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3 in overtime yesterday. The Jackets and Avalanche traded goals in the second period and early in the third and the score was tied at two midway through the third period. Colorado took a one goal lead with two minutes left, but RJ Umberger answered 30 seconds later with a backhand goal to send it to overtime. In the overtime, Nick Foligno broke away with seconds left and snapped the puck into the back of the net to give Columbus a crucial win. The Jackets are back in action on Wednesday night in Anaheim. The game can be heard on 970 WATH at 10.
Elsewhere in the NHL, Vancouver toppled Nashville, 5-2. Philadelphia defeated Montreal, 7-3. Toronto blanked New Jersey, 2-0 and Chicago blew past Dallas, 5-2.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Miami Heat last night, 96-95. The Cavs and Heat were neck and neck after one half, but the Heat would control the third quarter and lead by nine going into the fourth. However, Cleveland would fight right back into the game and after Norris Cole missed a pair of free throws for the Heat with seconds left, Cleveland would have a shot to win it. But Kyrie Irving was stripped on his way to the basket and Miami escaped with the win. Cleveland will finish their season on Wednesday at Charlotte at 8.
In other NBA action yesterday, Utah toppled Minnesota, 96-80. Oklahoma City defeated Sacramento, 104-95. Memphis bested Dallas, 103-97. Denver edged Milwaukee, 112-111. Detroit topped Philadelphia, 109-101. Brooklyn outlasted Washington, 106-101. Chicago handled Orlando, 102-84 and Charlotte knocked off New York, 106-95.
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