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Morning Sports Report – 7/22/2014

Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings in the Brewers’ 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Ryan Braun hit a two-run double in the third on which Heisey took a couple of steps in before retreating as the high liner went over his head. The four-year veteran with 134 career starts in left field apparently lost Carlos Gomez’s high fly ball to the warning track in the fourth inning that turned into an RBI ground-rule double that made it 4-0. Peralta allowed three hits, including Billy Hamilton’s solo homer. Francisco Rodriguez threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his 29th save. Cincinnati’s Mat Latos gave up four earned runs and eight hits in seven innings.

The Reds look to even the series tonight at Miller Park in Milwaukee and will send Homer Bailey to the mound. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game scheduled for 7:40 and the first pitch at 8:10.

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Reds are interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo. Salisbury notes that the Reds have scouted the Phillies recently. Byrd is also drawing interest from the Mariners, though those talks have reportedly stalled and Seattle is also on Byrd’s limited no-trade list. Cincinnati is not on the list. Bastardo would give the Reds a second lefty to pair with Manny Parra now that Sean Marshall is out for the season.

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that Joey Votto is still approximately five weeks away from a return. Jocketty has pegged late August as the timetable for both Votto and Brandon Phillips. Votto, of course, is dealing with a nagging distal left quadriceps strain, an ailment that first popped up in mid-May.

You may love Johnny Manziel or cringe every time someone brings up his name, but the Browns rookie quarterback is predictably selling a lot of jerseys. Manziel’s No. 2 Browns jersey is the top seller in the NFL for the first quarter of the league’s fiscal year, ESPN.com reported. Manziel beat Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, came in sixth.

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This article was posted on Monday, 21 July 2014 at 10:20 PM.
Last edited/updated on July 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM.
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