The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Atlanta Braves last night, 7-2. The Reds were on the board first in the third on a Zack Cozart solo blast. However, the Braves responded in the fourth with a Dan Uggla solo shot and another Uggla blast in the sixth to take the lead. But in the eighth, the Braves would pull away on a Freddie Freeman RBI single and a Juan Francisco grand slam. The Reds dropped to 19-16 with the loss and will have today off before hosting Milwaukee on Friday. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
The Cleveland Indians edged the Oakland Athletics to win their third straight last night, 4-3. The A’s jumped out to a 3-0 lead after four innings, but the Tribe came right back, scoring twice in the fifth and taking the lead in the sixth on solo homers from Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana. Cleveland has now won nine of their last ten and will wrap up a four game set with Oakland today at noon.
Elsewhere in the MLB, Houston topped the LA Angels, 3-1. Texas bested Milwaukee, 4-1. Tampa Bay toppled Toronto, 10-4. The Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Mets, 6-3. Washington ousted Detroit, 3-1. Baltimore got past Kansas City, 5-3. Minnesota blasted Boston, 15-8. San Francisco edged Philadelphia, 4-3 in 10 innings. San Diego blanked Miami, 1-0. St. Louis clipped the Chicago Cubs, 5-4 and Seattle snuck past Pittsburgh, 2-1.
Ohio baseball fell to 17th ranked Pittsburgh last night, 6-5. The Panthers led 5-2 after five innings, but the Bobcats came right back to tie it in the sixth with three runs behind a Ben Otto RBI single. However, Pittsburgh responded in the bottom half with a run that would be the difference in the game. Ohio baseball will now host Bowling Green on Friday night at 6.
In area high school baseball action yesterday, Athens bested Alexander, 4-2 to take home at least a share of the TVC-Ohio title. Eastern handled Belpre, 12-3 and Trimble edged Waterford, 4-3.
In NBA playoff action last night, Miami dominated Chicago, 115-78 and Golden State outlasted San Antonio, 100-91.
In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs yesterday, The LA Kings clipped St. Louis, 3-2 in overtime. The New York Rangers edged Washington, 4-3. Boston ousted Toronto, 4-3 in overtime and Anaheim snuck past Detroit, 3-2 in overtime.
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.