The Southern Ohio Copperheads picked up their 22nd win of the season Friday after they defeated the Lake Erie Monarchs 7-4 to clinch second place in the league. The Snakes fell to the Monarchs 4-3 in extra innings Saturday and Brett Impemba hit a grand slam last night to give Southern Ohio a victory in the season finale. The Copperheads went 13-2 down the stretch and will enter the tournament as one of the league’s hottest teams. The Snakes will open a three-game series in the GLSCL semifinals on Wednesday. They will play Game 1 on the road, with a home game Thursday and Friday, if necessary.
Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals’ win Sunday. Fister allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts. Adam LaRoche drove in two runs and Anthony Rendon added an RBI single in the ninth to help send the Reds to their eighth loss in nine games since the All-Star break. They are hitting just .178 in that span. Devin Mesoraco’s two-run double in the ninth off Rafael Soriano allowed the Reds to avoid their 11th shutout loss. Cincinnati will be back in action tonight as they open a 3-game set versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tonight’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 6:40 and the first pitch at 7:10.
The Cincinnati Reds activated utility infielder Jack Hannahan from the 60-day disabled list. He has missed the entire season following offseason shoulder surgery. Hannahan was in Cincinnati’s starting lineup at first base Sunday. The 34-year-old hit .300 over 12 games during a rehab assignment with Single-A Dayton and Triple-A Louisville. On Saturday, he joined the Reds and took batting practice and ground balls at first base. He is in his second season with the Reds.
With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining in Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He slid past Kahne and easily pulled away for a NASCAR-record five wins at historic Indy. This victory comes on the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s win in the inaugural Brickyard 400, and on “Jeff Gordon Day” as declared by the Mayor of Indianapolis. The win moves Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher, whose five Formula One victories at Indy had been the gold standard.
With No. 2 jerseys ringing the field, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel began his quest to win Cleveland’s starting job. Manziel took part in his first NFL training camp practice on Saturday and thousands of fans came out for an up-close look at the sensation nicknamed Johnny Football. Fans began lining up outside the Browns’ training complex at 5 a.m. to secure the closest possible spots near the practice fields. Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner who was drafted in the first round by the Browns, walked onto the field at 9:22 a.m. as House of Pain’s “Jump Around” blared through loudspeakers. On Friday, Manziel, who will battle Brian Hoyer to be the starter, acknowledged he made “some rookie mistakes” with an offseason filled with partying.
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