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Morning Sports Report – 5/26/2014

Adam Wainwright became the National League’s first eight-game winner by dominating Cincinnati again, and the St. Louis Cardinals pulled away to a 4-0 victory last night that completed another successful series against their division rival. The Cardinals are 6-3 against the Reds this season. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 series together. Overall, St. Louis has won nine of its last 11 games and moved to within 1 1-2 games of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. Wainwright beat Johnny Cueto and the Reds on opening day in Cincinnati, allowing only three hits during seven innings of a 1-0 victory. On Sunday, the right-hander gave up five hits in eight innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts. Mike leake took the loss for Cincinnati after pitching 6 innings and giving up 2 earned runs while striking out 8.

It will be a quick turnaround for the Reds, who have to fly across the country for a match-up with the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 7:40 at the first pitch at 8:10.

Josh Beckett of the Dodgers tossed a no hitter against the Phillies yesterday. Pitching in Philadelphia the right-hander blanked the Phillies 6-0 for the first no-hitter this season. Beckett needed a personal record 128 pitches to get the no-no. He had six strikeouts in the game and issued just three walks.

Only one team remains from Athens County in the 2014 Ohio high school baseball and softball tournaments. The Trimble Tomcats. They will take on Newark Catholic this Thursday in a DIV regional semi-final at Beavers Field in Lancaster. The Alexander baseball team had its season come to an end after losing to Wheelersburg 4-2 in a DIII district championship game in Chillicothe on Friday. The Lady Spartans also lost in the district finals falling to No. 1 seed Westfall 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Unioto High school.

LeBron James scored 26 points; Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat shook off a horrid start to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-87 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Ray Allen added 16 points and led a late-game charge for the Heat, who leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 is tonight in Miami.

It was a big day for fans of motor sports on Sunday. Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American to win the Indianapolis 500 since 2006, making a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win the second-closest finish in Indy 500 history. Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night for his first victory of the season.

Nascar driver Kurt Busch accomplished his goal of competing in both races in a single day – but failed to complete both. Busch finished an impressive 6th at Indianapolis in the afternoon, but hours later in the Coke 600 at Charlotte had engine trouble and finished 40th. The grueling 1,100-mile slog had been attempted by just three drivers, the last being Robbie Gordon in 2004. Only one other, Tony Stewart in 2001, has successfully completed the two races.

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

This article was posted on Sunday, 25 May 2014 at 10:34 PM.
Last edited/updated on May 25, 2014 at 10:34 PM.
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