The Cincinnati Reds finished off a sweep of the Chicago Cubs yesterday, with a 7-4 win. After three scoreless innings, the Reds jumped out to a four run lead in the fifth behind an RBI double from Jay Bruce and an RBI single from Todd Frazier. However, the Cubs responded in the bottom half with three runs on an Alfonso Soriano RBI double. But the Reds came right back in the seventh with two runs to pull away on a Joey Votto RBI double. Cincinnati is now 18-14 and will host Atlanta tonight. Bronson Arroyo will matchup with Paul Maholm. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
The Cleveland Indians had their six-game winning streak snapped yesterday in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins jumped on the board first, scoring twice in the second on a Trevor Plouffe two-run shot. Cleveland would cut the lead to one in the fourth on a Mark Reynolds sac-fly, but Minnesota would push across one in the sixth and the seventh to pull away. Cleveland will now host Oakland tonight at 7.
Elsewhere in the MLB, Tampa Bay handled Colorado, 8-3. San Diego bested Arizona, 5-1. Detroit blanked Houston, 9-0. Baltimore defeated the LA Angels, 8-4. Texas clipped Boston, 4-3. Miami dominated Philadelphia, 14-2. St. Louis blew past Milwaukee, 10-1. Kansas City outlasted the Chicago White Sox, 6-5 in 10 innings. Washington ousted Pittsburgh, 6-2. Atlanta toppled the New York Mets, 9-4. Toronto crushed Seattle, 10-2 and Oakland edged the New York Yankees, 5-4.
Ohio baseball edged Buffalo yesterday, 4-3. The Bobcats were on the board first in the third on a Nate Squires RBI single and a Jake Madsen RBI double. Buffalo came right back to tie it with two in the fifth, but Ohio would score once to take the lead in the seventh. The Bulls responded with one in the eighth, however, the Bobcats answered with a run of their own to win the game in the ninth on a sac-fly from Chandler Geller. Ohio hurler Connor Sitz was solid, throwing 6.1 innings and giving up no earned runs. Ohio baseball returns to action on Tuesday as they travel to Dayton on at 4.
The OHSAA baseball playoff seeds were released yesterday. In Division 2, Athens will be the #4 seed in their district and will take on fifth-seeded Warren on May 16th in the first round. In Division 3, Nelsonville-York is a seven seed and will battle tenth seeded Wellston on May 15th and Alexander is the fourth seed and will take on fifth seeded Federal Hocking on May 18th. Finally, in Division 4, Trimble captured the fourth seed and will take on fifth seeded Ironton St. Joe on May 15th.
In NBA playoff action last night, Indiana topped New York, 102-95 and Oklahoma City clipped Memphis, 93-91.
In NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs yesterday, Minnesota edged Chicago, 3-2 in overtime. Pittsburgh outlasted the New York Islanders, 5-4 in overtime and Ottawa blasted Montreal, 6-1.
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