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Morning Sports – 7/1/13

The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Texas Rangers yesterday, 3-2. The Rangers jumped on the board in the fifth on a throwing error that would plate two runs. Texas pushed the lead out to three in the seventh when Nelson Cruz hit an RBI single to right. However, in the eighth Chris Heisey hit a sacrifice fly as the Reds cut the Texas lead to 3-2. But that would be all the offense Cincinnati could get as the Reds continued to struggle, falling to 46-36. The Redlegs will return home tonight to battle the San Francisco Giants. Bronson Arroyo will toe the rubber against Michael Kickham. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:35 and first pitch at 7:05.

The Cleveland Indians finished off a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox last night with a 4-0 win. The Tribe got to Chris Sale in the fourth, scoring twice on a Ryan Raburn RBI double and an RBI single from Carlos Santana. Drew Stubbs added insurance in the ninth with an RBI ground rule double. Justin Masterson was dominant on the hill for Cleveland, throwing a complete game shutout and giving up just six hits with eight strikeouts. The Indians will have today off before heading to Kansas City on Tuesday night at 8.

Elsewhere in the MLB, Baltimore bested the New York Yankees, 4-2. San Francisco topped Colorado, 5-2. The LA Dodgers handled Philadelphia, 6-1. The Chicago Cubs clipped Seattle, 7-6. Oakland defeated St. Louis, 7-5. The LA Angels snuck past Houston, 3-1. Kansas City ousted Minnesota, 9-8. Tampa Bay topped Detroit, 3-1. Pittsburgh outlasted Milwaukee, 2-1 in 14 innings. Boston edged Toronto, 5-4. Atlanta handled Arizona, 6-2. Washington dominated the New York Mets, 13-2 and Miami toppled San Diego, 6-2.

The Southern Ohio Copperheads fell to the Licking County Settlers last night, 5-4 in 10 innings. The Snakes jumped on the board with one in the first, but Licking County answered with a pair in the second. In the ninth, Alex Burridge came through with an RBI single to tie the game and send it to extras. In the tenth, Jesse Puscheck would blast a two-run homer to give Southern Ohio the lead, but Licking County scored three times in the bottom half to walk off with the win. The Copperheads will hit the road for a two game set with the Lake Erie Monarchs now on Tuesday night.

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected center Alexander Wennberg with the 14th pick in the NHL draft yesterday. The Swedish center had 14 goals and 18 assists in the Swedish second division last year. The Blue Jackets also agreed in principle to a two-year deal with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky was 21-11-6 last year with four shutouts in 38 games.

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 6:35.

This article was posted on Sunday, 30 June 2013 at 11:49 PM.
Last edited/updated on June 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM.
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