Reds starter Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing the Pirates could do was watch. Cueto pitched his third career shutout and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over Pittsburg 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 at PNC Park in the playoffs last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Votto was 1-for-3 with 1 homerun and 2 RBI’s and backup catcher Brayan Pena finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double. Billy Hamilton stole two more bases and scored twice for the Reds.
Cincinnati improved to 6-9 on the season after winning three of its last four and has scored 30 runs during that span after scoring a league-low 28 over the first 10 games. The Reds are off tonight before they head to Wrigley Field for a weekend series with the Cubs. Friday’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame scheduled for 1:50 and the first pitch at 2:20.
The Milwaukee Brewers remained in first place after beating St. Louis 5-1 yesterday and the Cubs fell to the Yankees 3-0 in other NL Central games. Cleveland got six solid innings from starter Zach McAllister and Yan Gomes had 2RBI’s to lead the Indians to a 3-2 victory over Detroit.
The Trimble baseball team won their 5th game in a row by defeating Eastern 9-2 last night. Alexander won its 6th game of the year after beating Logan 13-1 and Federal Hocking improved to (5-2) overall after it beat Miller 6-4. The Athens Bulldogs picked up their first TVC-Ohio win this season by knocking off Vinton County 3-1.
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period which helped the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Pittsburg scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing a two-goal deficit. Jack Johnson, Mark Letestu and Derek Mackenzie scored for the Blue Jackets, who fell to 0-5 all-time in postseason games. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 28 saves for Columbus, which will look for its first ever playoff win on Saturday night. Game two of the series back at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburg can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 6:30 and the drop of the puck at 7:00.
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