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Morning Sports Report – 4/25/2014

Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday at PNC Park. Cingrani allowed just one run and six hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two to improve to 2-2 this season. Logan Ondrusek, Sam LeCure and Jonathan Broxton pitched one scoreless inning each in relief of Cingrani. Broxton recorded his fourth save of the year after pitching a perfect ninth. Ludwick went 2-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBi’s for Cincinnati, which has won three straight and improved to 8-3 in its 11 games. The Reds will look to make it four in-a-row tonight when they travel to Atlanta for a weekend series. Tonights game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game scheduled for 7:05 and the first pitch at 7:35.

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Mets 4-1 yesterday and Chicago lost to Arizona 5-2 in other NL Central games. Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game, and David Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, leading the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Thursday. Kluber didn’t walk a batter and let Cleveland manager Terry Francona give some needed rest to his bullpen. Murphy and Cabrera delivered big hits in the Indians’ five-run fifth off Bruce Chen, who controlled Cleveland’s lineup for four innings. The Indians have won four of five to get back to .500.

The Alexander Spartans won their 6th consecutive game yesterday after beating Wellston 3-0. Tyler Vickers pitched a complete game shutout for the Spartans, who improve to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the TVC-Ohio. Ryan Luehrman pitched a no-hitter and allowed just one base runner leading Athens to an 11-0 win over Vinton County. Luehrman also struck out 13 batters for the Bulldogs who have won three straight games. Jake Kish’s two-run single highlighted a 3-run 6th inning for Trimble, which came from behind to knock off visiting Federal Hocking 5-3. The Tomcats improved to 9-2 overall this season, 7-1 in league play and remain tied with Wahama for first place in the Hocking Division. The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes fell to Meigs 12-1 in Rock Springs.

All of the Columbus Blue Jackets terrible history, all of its burden, seemed to be lifted Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets season entered the realm of special with the biggest victory in franchise history. The Jackets came from three goals down, tied the score with just 23.2 seconds left in regulation and beat the Pittsburg Penguins in overtime. Nick Foligno scored the winning goal 2:49 into the extra session to give Columbus a 4-3 win in front of 18,970 delirious fans, most of whom stood for the entire third period and overtime.  With the victory, the Jackets accomplished the most pressing goal: They tied the first round series at two games apiece. The Blue Jackets and Penguins will return to the rink tomorrow for game 5 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburg. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 6:30 and the drop of the puck at 7:00.

On your radio dial tonight at 6:06, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting on 970WATH and 97.1FM.

This article was posted on Sunday, 27 April 2014 at 9:28 AM.
Last edited/updated on April 27, 2014 at 9:28 AM.
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