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Morning Sports Report – 6/4/2014

Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer and Jay Bruce emerged from a slump by driving in a pair of runs on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a season-high fourth win in a row with an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Mesoraco hit his ninth homerun off Tim Lincecum, who has beaten the Reds during the playoffs but never during the regular season. Bruce, who spent time on the disabled list following surgery for torn knee cartilage, knocked in his first run since April 25. Homer Bailey went six innings in his first game against the Giants since his no-hitter against them last July at Great American Ball Park. The right-hander gave up three runs, five hits and struck out seven to pick up his 6th win of the year. The Reds will look to make it five in-a-row tonight when they send Tony Cingrani to the mound. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 6:40 and the first pitch at 7:10.

Joey Votto will go through a full workout with the team on Tuesday. Votto says that his quad feels good, but the Reds haven’t decided on the next step. It’s possible they’ll send him out on a brief minor league rehab assignment before bringing him back from the disabled list.

Michael Bourn hit a two-run double in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Cleveland Indians won their season-high fifth straight with a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. Bourn’s double off Andrew Miller snapped a 3-all tie and sent the Red Sox to their second straight loss after winning seven consecutive games.

Tony Parker plans to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday that he expected his star point guard to be ready for Thursday’s opener against the Miami Heat. Parker aggravated his left ankle injury Saturday, missing the second half of San Antonio’s series-clinching victory over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.

The Athens American Legion Post 21 baseball team, made up of players from all five Athens County schools, will be playing their home opener tonight. The Gunners will host Waverly at Rannow Field on The Plains at 6PM.

The 2014 season kicks off Thursday when the Southern Ohio Copperheads, Presented by OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, play host to the Hamilton Joes. Last season the Copperheads won the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League regular season with a 25-15 record. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30PM inside Bob Wren Stadium. If you can’t make it out to the ballpark, the game will be aired live on Power 105 with pregame scheduled for 7:15.

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 Tuesday, 3 June 2014 at 9:23 PM.
Last edited/updated on June 3, 2014 at 9:23 PM.
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