The Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies were suspended last night due to inclement weather after playing eight and a half innings of scoreless baseball. The game will be picked up again tonight at 5:30 in the bottom of the ninth. Reds pitcher Homer Bailey was stellar, throwing eight shutout innings and giving up just two hits with 10 strikeouts. The Reds and Phillies each only mustered two hits. The Reds will finish the suspended game and then start the originally scheduled game with Philadelphia tentatively at 7. The game can be heard on 970 WATH and 97.1 FM.
The Cleveland Indians fell to the Boston Red Sox last night, 7-2. The Red Sox jumped on the Tribe early, taking advantage of five walks from Ubaldo Jimenez while driving in three on a Mike Napoli RBI double. The Indians would tally a sac fly in the second and score once in the fifth, but the comeback attempts would fall short. The Indians continue their series with Boston tonight at 7.
Elsewhere in the MLB, Texas topped the Chicago Cubs, 4-2. Miami handled Washington, 8-2. Atlanta defeated Kansas City, 6-3. The Chicago White Sox edged Toronto, 4-3. The New York Yankees ousted Arizona, 4-2. Colorado bested the New York Mets, 8-4. Minnesota clipped the LA Angels, 8-6 and Milwaukee outlasted San Francisco, 10-8.
In area high school baseball action last night, Trimble blew past Nelsonville-York, 12-2. Logan dominated Vinton County, 22-0. Meigs edged Wahama 5-4 and Huntington handled Wellston, 10-0.
In area girls high school softball play, Chillicothe toppled Athens, 12-2. Alexander dominated Oak Hill, 19-3. Nelsonville-York handled Trimble, 13-3. Logan bested Vinton County, 10-2 and Huntington edged Wellston, 8-6.
The Cincinnati Bengals and free agent linebacker James Harrison continue to discuss a possible contract, but reports say negotiations have hit a snag. The 34-year old was set to make $6.57 million with Pittsburgh, but was released this offseason. A report yesterday noted that the numbers may not work between Harrison and the Bengals. Also, the Bengals signed tight end Alex Smith yesterday as an unrestricted free agent from Cleveland. Smith has spent nine years in the league and the last three with the Browns. Last year he started in two games and had 13 catches for 47 yards.
In NHL action yesterday, St. Louis edged Vancouver, 2-1 in a shootout. Winnipeg clipped Tampa Bay, 4-3 in a shootout. Philadelphia defeated the New York Rangers, 4-2. Ottawa snuck past Carolina, 3-2. Washington toppled Toronto, 5-1 and the New York Islanders handled Florida, 5-2.
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