Ohio Sports

Winker’s homer off Diaz in 9th lifts Reds over Mets 5-4

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Winker thought back to the start of this season, when he returned from shoulder surgery and went hitless in his first 14 at-bats and 23 of 24. His Cincinnati Reds teammates told him not to worry. "They said it's eight games, nine ...

Long 3-run blast by Chirinos lifts Astros over Indians 4-1

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Robinson Chirinos wasn't pleased when the Cleveland Indians intentionally walked Josh Reddick to bring him to the plate with two on and two out in the seventh inning Sunday night. He took his emotions out on the ball, knocking the ...

AP source: Browns plan to sign Scottish punter as free agent

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns are signing undrafted Scottish free agent punter Jamie Gillan from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Browns brought Gillan in for a workout before the NFL draft. They ...

Braves pitching, Puig error add up to 3-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — With clutch hitting virtually non-existent, Atlanta's pitching and Yasiel Puig's leaky defense made the difference for the Braves on Wednesday night. Ozzie Albies homered on the game's first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Puig's fifth-inning error, ...

Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins 6-2

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona showed off his skills as a prognosticator before Wednesday's game against Miami. Asked about Jose Ramirez's slow start to the season, which saw the AL MVP candidate the last two seasons batting .157 with one ...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team ...

Rooney, Hamid lead DC United past Crew 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored in the 27th minute, Bill Hamid had his fifth shutout of the season and D.C. United beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. D.C. United (5-2-2) ended an 11-game winless stretch at Columbus, getting its first victory since August 18, 2007. ...

Reds beat Padres 4-2, extend winning streak to 3 games

By JAY PARIS Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo wasn't sharp, but it was hard to tell. "It's a pretty nice luxury when you don't have you best stuff and you strike out nine and walk one," Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart said. Castillo matched a season high ...

Acuña’s late double rallies Braves, who split with Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's comeback got upstaged by one from Atlanta. Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-run double highlighted a five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Braves stormed back to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the second game of a ...

Hall of Famer, Former Bengals Coach Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg was remembered Wednesday as a gentle giant who was as comfortable playing Barbie dolls with his daughter as he was playing football for Vince Lombardi. Gregg died Friday at age 85 after a long fight with ...