Sunday, August 30
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton sneaked in for a touchdown on Cincinnati's opening drive, then came out of the game as a precaution with a sore neck on Saturday night during a 21-10 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears. The Bengals (2-1) were looking for a lot more out of their starting offense after a three-turnover performance during a loss at Tampa Bay. Dalton threw two interceptions in that one. He completed all six of his passes during a 16-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 9 minutes, 11 seconds.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Votto put the Reds ahead with a two-run home run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-9 Saturday. Trailing 9-8, Votto hit his 25th homer of the year off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (0-3), whose streak of 35 consecutive saves dating back to last season was broken. Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 25th save in 27 chances. J.J. Hoover (6-0) got the win.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes' eighth-inning grand slam capped a five-run rally and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Saturday night. Gomes homered to center on the first pitch from Joe Smith (4-4) for his first career grand slam, lifting Cleveland to its fourth straight win. Carlos Santana's RBI double broke a 3-all tie and sent Los Angeles to its seventh loss in nine games.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Andy Dalton scored on a keeper that completed Cincinnati's opening drive against the Chicago Bears last night, then left the game with a sore neck. Dalton had players piled on top of him after his 1-yard touchdown dive. He got up and spiked the ball, then came to the sideline. The Bengals announced that he had a neck injury. Dalton walked along the sideline with his helmet off, but didn't go for treatment.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The high school football season has kicked off around Ohio. But for one team in Columbus, just getting on the field for its season opener proved to be quite a feat. Four days before the Walnut Ridge Scots were scheduled to take the field, someone made off with 22 helmets from the team's equipment room. The Columbus Dispatch reports that police are looking into the theft.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Baseball's banned "hit king" will take a swing at campus lecturing this fall at Miami University in southwest Ohio. The school says Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty (DAHK'-er-tee) will lead a discussion with Pete Rose the evening of September 21st in Miami's Hall Auditorium.