The Cincinnati Reds grabbed a pair of wins yesterday, taking the suspended game in the resumed bottom of the ninth, 1-0 and blasting the Phillies in the originally scheduled game, 11-2. The Reds loaded the bases in the resumed game from Tuesday night and Jay Bruce came through with an RBI single. In the original game, Cincinnati jumped out to a big lead, scoring once in the first on a Brandon Phillips RBI single and blowing the game open in the second with five runs behind a Todd Frazier solo blast, RBI triple from Mike Leake and a Jay Bruce RBI base hit. Reds hurler Mike Leake was solid, throwing seven shutout innings and surrendering just three hits with seven strikeouts. The Reds begin a series with the Miami Marlins tonight. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:40 and first pitch at 7:10.
The Cleveland Indians fell to the Boston Red Sox last night, 6-3. The Red Sox jumped on the Tribe early, pounding out three runs in the first. The Red Sox added one more in the fifth and sixth, but the Indians responded with a two-run homer from Nick Swisher and a solo shot from Jason Giambi in the bottom half of the sixth. But it would be all Cleveland could muster and Boston put the game out of reach with one in the eighth. The Indians wrap up their series with the Red Sox tonight at 7.
Elsewhere in the MLB, Washington toppled Miami, 6-1. The Chicago White Sox blanked Toronto, 7-0. Pittsburgh shutout St. Louis, 5-0. The New York Yankees clipped Arizona, 4-3. Tampa Bay bested Baltimore, 6-2. Oakland outlasted Houston, 7-5 and Kansas City edged Atlanta, 1-0.
The Columbus Blue Jackets knocked off the Anaheims Ducks last night, 3-2 in overtime. The Ducks were on the board first with a goal in the first, but Blake Comeau tied it in the second. Early in the third the Ducks took the lead right back, but halfway through Matt Calvert responded with a goal that would send it to overtime. In the extra period Fedor Tyutin deflected a shot into the back of the net to give Columbus a huge win and eighth place in the Western Conference. The Jackets are back in action tonight as they head to LA to battle the Kings. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 10:15 and drop of the puck at 10:30.
The Cleveland Cavaliers finished their season last night with a 105-98 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats controlled the first quarter, leading by 18. However, Cleveland came right back, cutting the deficit to six at the half. But Charlotte would hold off the Cavs comeback in the second half and the Cavs finish the season at 24-58. The Cavs were led by Kyrie Irving on the night with 24 points and 10 assists.
In other NBA action yesterday, Denver toppled Phoenix, 118-98. Milwaukee bested Oklahoma City, 95-89. Minnesota defeated San Antonio, 108-95. Dallas topped New Orleans, 99-87. Chicago clipped Washington, 95-92. Memphis ousted Utah, 86-70. Philadelphia outlasted Indiana, 105-95. Miami edged Orlando, 105-93 New York clipped Atlanta, 98-92. Brooklyn snuck past Detroit, 103-99 and Toronto blew past Boston, 114-90.
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