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Morning Sports – 4/24/13

The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Chicago Cubs last night, 4-2 in 10 innings. The Cubs were on the board first, scoring twice in the second behind a solo homer from Cody Ransom. The Reds cut the lead to one in the third on a Chris Heisey solo blast, but the game would go scoreless until the ninth. Joey Votto came through in the bottom of the ninth to keep the game alive with an RBI single and send it to extras. However, in the 10th, Darwin Barney smashed a solo homer and Dave Sappeit drove in a run with a base hit. Cincinnati’s late comeback would fall short and the Reds dropped to 12-9. The Redlegs will wrap up the homestand against Chicago today. Mat Latos will duel with Jeff Samardzija. The game can be heard on 970 WATH immediately following the Midday Journal at 12:35.

Elsewhere in the MLB, the New York Yankees edged Tampa Bay, 4-3. Pittsburgh blanked Philadelphia, 2-0. Baltimore clipped Toronto, 4-3. St. Louis shutout Washington, 2-0. Oakland dominated Boston, 13-0. Atlanta bested Colorado, 4-3 and Minnesota snuck past Miami, 4-3.

Ohio baseball dominated Morehead State last night, 9-1. The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead after two innings, but in the third Ohio would pull away. Ohio scored five in the third behind a Dan Schmidt three-run homer and a John Adryan sacrifice fly. The Bobcats tacked on one more in the fifth on a Ben Otto RBI single to put the game out of reach. Ohio will now head to Marshall today at 3.

In area high school baseball action, Athens knocked off Southern, 6-3. Warren blew past Meigs, 7-1. Jackson ousted Wellston, 14-6. Nelsonville-York outlasted Belpre, 10-7. Wahama clipped Trimble, 2-1 and Federal Hocking shutout South Gallia, 10-0.

The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to announce the signing of Mike Brown as their new head coach. Brown coached the Cavs from 2005-2010 and took Cleveland to the playoffs in each of those five seasons. The deal with Brown is for five-years and worth $20 million. The Cavs fired Brown in 2010 despite back-to-back 60-win seasons. Brown was 272-138 in his time with the Cavs.

In NBA playoff action last night, Miami took a 2-0 series lead over Milwaukee with a 98-86 win and New York took a 2-0 series lead over Boston with an 87-71 win.

In NHL play yesterday, Florida ousted the New York Rangers, 3-2. Philadelphia topped Boston, 5-2. Buffalo bested Pittsburgh, 4-2. Carolina clipped the New York Islanders, 4-3 in a shootout. Washington toppled Winnipeg, 5-3 and New Jersey defeated Montreal, 3-2.

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 Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at 10:19 PM.
Last edited/updated on April 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM.
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