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Morning Sports Report – 4/22/2014

The Pittsburg Pirates snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat by coming from behind to top the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 last night at PNC Park. Andrew McCutcheon homered in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the score at five, and then Russell Martin scored in the bottom of the ninth on a Neil Walker base hit to win the game. Catcher Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and raise hit batting average to .541 this season. Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier each collected three hits and Jay Bruce had an RBI double in the 8th inning which knotted the score at 4. Reds starter Mike Leake pitched seven solid innings allowing 4 earned runs and struck out two. Cincinnati will look to even the series tomorrow and will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game at 6:35 and the first pitch at 7:05.

Aroldis Chapman will likely throw live batting practice tomorrow, according to Reds manager Bryan Price. Chapman threw a 45-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and will begin his rehab assignment once he throws live batting practice. The lefty has been recovering from surgery to repair fractures near his nose and left eye after being hit with a line drive. If he stays on schedule, he could return to the Reds in mid-May.

The Cleveland Indians won their 2nd consecutive game and improved to 9-10 on the season after beating Kansas City 4-3 and St. Louis lost for the third time in four games after falling 2-0 to the Mets.

Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Olli Maatta scored in a span of two minutes and thirteen seconds of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots. Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson staked the Blue Jackets to an early lead in the opening 3:18, with Cam Atkinson getting credit for a goal early in the final period that stretched the lead to 3-1. After an injury-filled regular season, about the last thing the Penguins needed or expected was a major struggle early in the playoffs. Yet, that’s exactly what they’re getting from the upstart Blue Jackets, who shocked Pittsburg 4-3 in two overtimes on Saturday to win its first playoff game in franchise history. Game four will take place Wednesday night at 7:00 at Nationwide Arena.

Adam Luehrman tossed a no-hitter and struck out six to lead Athens to an 11-0 victory in five innings over Nelsonville-York Monday. Kolby Rogers had 4 RBI’s and Ryan Luehrman went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bulldogs, who improve to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the TVC-Ohio. Trimble lost its first league game of the year after falling to Southern 4-3 at Glouster Park. Federal Hocking has won 4-out-of-its-last-5 games after defeating South Gallia 8-4. Alexander remained perfect in the TVC-Ohio with a 13-5 victory over Vinton County. The Spartans improved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in league play and stand alone atop the TVC-Ohio standings.

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This article was posted on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 6:43 PM.
Last edited/updated on April 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM.
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