Wednesday, July 29
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 last night. Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in support of Mike Leake. Votto is the hottest hitter in the majors since the All-Star break, batting .561. He also walked, singled and doubled, giving him an NL-leading 37 multi-hit games. Leake allowed four hits in eight innings to win his fourth straight start.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory last night over the Cleveland Indians. The Indians have lost eight straight at home. It's their longest home losing streak in 40 years.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have traded veteran outfielder David Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league shortstop Eric Stamets. Murphy was originally in Cleveland's lineup last night, batting fourth as the designated hitter against Kansas City. He was scratched about an hour before the first pitch.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown has changed his mind, and is finally willing to honor some of the franchise's best players at a stadium where there's virtually no trace of the past. Brown says he's never been nostalgic, and doesn't like to pay tribute to past stars. The only notable nod to the Bengals' history at Paul Brown Stadium is that it's named after his father, and even that left him with mixed feelings.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say the son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford have been indicted on charges related to the theft of more than $1 million from him. Craig and Sandra Sifford have been charged with theft, money laundering and unauthorized use of property. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor's office says they spent Sifford's money on travel, dining, clothes, jewelry and landscaping.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds will honor Pete Rose with his first ever bobblehead giveaway September 12th against the St. Louis Cardinals. Rose will be the third and final player featured in the Reds' "Stars of the Queen City" series. The giveaway celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rose's record-breaking 4,192nd hit on September 11th, 1985.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Winning another national championship has made Urban Meyer a butter man. The Ohio State University football coach and Buckeyes mascot Brutus are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio State Fair, which opens today in Columbus. The life-size sculptures are joining the traditional butter cow and calf in a 46-degree cooler in the American Dairy Association display.