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Morning Sports Report – 7/21/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who finished a three-game sweep in their first series after the All-Star break. Hiroki Kuroda outpitched Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto and left with a 2-1 lead before Todd Frazier’s tying homer in the eighth. Ellsbury reached safely all five times up, including a leadoff single in the ninth off Aroldis Chapman. Before that, left-handed hitters had been 1 for 18 with 12 strikeouts against the hard-throwing Cuban this season. The Reds head to Milwaukee tonight where they will begin a three game set with the first place Brewers. Tonight’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 7:40 and the first pitch at 8:10.

Washington beat Milwaukee 5-4 and Chicago fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in other NL Central games Sunday. Drew Smyly allowed four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 to avoid a four-game sweep.

The Southern Ohio Copperheads won their ninth consecutive game after coming from behind to beat the Grand Lake Mariners 9-6 at Bob Wren Stadium Sunday evening. Branden Boggetto hit a two run home run in the 7th inning which gave the Snakes a 3-run lead, and Logan Blaire pitched four solid innings of relief to pick up his 2nd win of the year. Led by their bats, the Copperheads defeated the Licking County Settlers 10-6 to win their eighth game in a row on Saturday. Both Bobby Indeglia and Justin Sherman had a great game at the plate. The duo combined for seven hits in nine at-bats to go with four RBI’s. The Snakes are off tonight before traveling to Celina tomorrow to begin a 2-game set versus the Grand Lake Mariners.

Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open and the 2012 PGA Championship. He joins Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players with three different majors at age 25 or younger.

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This article was posted on Sunday, 20 July 2014 at 7:03 PM.
Last edited/updated on July 20, 2014 at 7:03 PM.
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