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Morning Sports Report – 5/29/2014

Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer against Clayton Kershaw and Homer Bailey pitched seven effective innings, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. Bailey allowed two runs and five hits while striking out six. Yasiel Puig, who has reached base safely in 29 straight games, led off the Dodgers’ sixth with an opposite-field homer to right-center that narrowed the gap to 3-2. But former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton retired Puig and Hanley Ramirez on flyballs for the last two outs in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. The Reds return to the diamond tonight as they start a 4-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game scheduled for 9:10 and the first pitch at 9:40.

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that Joey Votto is making good progress, but there remains no timetable for his return. Votto had been hoping to be activated on Saturday when first eligible, but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen. Price admitted last week that it’s possible the first baseman won’t be able to get back to 100 percent health this season.

First place Milwaukee defeated Baltimore 8-3, while St. Louis lost to the New York Yankees 7-4.  Pittsburg was blanked by the New York Mets 6-0 and Chicago lost to San Francisco 5-0 in other NL Central games Wednesday.

Only one team remains from Athens County in the Ohio high school baseball tournament. The Trimble Tomcats. They will take on Newark Catholic tonight in a DIV regional semi-final at Beavers Field in Lancaster. The ‘Cats won a district championship and advanced to the sweet 16 after beating Waterford 11-2 last week. Tonight’s match-up with the Green Wave is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

Paul George scored 31 of his 37 points in the second half Wednesday night and almost single-handedly kept the Indiana Pacers alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 93-90 victory over the Miami Heat. The Pacers still trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 will be played Friday night in Miami.

The best golfers in the world will be in central Ohio this weekend as the 2014 Memorial Tournament gets underway. Matt Kuchar will be looking to defend his title at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village Golf Club, which traditionally plays as one of the tougher courses on tour. Kuchar will tee off at 8:26 this morning. 2014 masters champion Bubba Watson tees off at 8:15 a.m.

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 Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 12:43 AM.
Last edited/updated on May 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM.
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