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Morning Sports Report – 7/23/2014

Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night. It was Lucroy’s second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His first was last season off closer Aroldis Chapman and this one was off Sam LeCure. Cincinnati, which is 0-5 since the All-Star break, brought in LeCure to pitch the ninth. His outing lasted just three pitches as Lucroy hit a 1-1 offering for a line drive homer inside the left field foul pole.

The Reds will try and end their current 5-game losing streak in the series finale this afternoon in Milwaukee. Today’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 1:40 and the first pitch at 2:10.

Zack Cozart left the game with the Brewers last night after being hit in the right hand by a pitch while attempting to bunt. X-rays on the first two fingers of his hand were negative, and the team said he was day-to-day. In 95 games, Cozart is batting .227 with two home runs and 22 RBI.

Reds placed RHP Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a strained right shoulder. Curtis Partch will take his place in the Reds’ bullpen. Ondrusek owns a 4.31 ERA over 31 1/3 innings this season.

The Bengals expect cornerback Leon Hall to be ready for the start of training camp and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to join them for full workouts sometime later. Hall and Atkins are their two biggest questions heading into camp. Both are starters who mean a lot to a defense that ranked third in the NFL last season. Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he’s sustained such an injury. Coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday that he expects Hall to be cleared for full practices when camp opens Thursday. Atkins tore a knee ligament Oct. 31. Lewis says Atkins won’t be cleared to practice at the outset, but he expects him to be back sometime during camp.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are increasingly confident that they will eventually complete the acquisition of Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a late push to try to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward. Sources told ESPN.com that the Cavs firmly believe they are progressing toward a trade framework that the Minnesota Timberwolves will accept in exchange for Love and enable Cleveland to pair the versatile big man with Team USA teammate LeBron James. Cleveland’s offer, sources said, would be headlined by No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, 2013′s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-round pick.

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This article was posted on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at 10:38 PM.
Last edited/updated on July 22, 2014 at 10:38 PM.
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