Monday, August 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 yesterday in a testy game in which benches cleared after All-Stars Andrew Mcutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches. No punches were thrown between two teams with a history of altercations dating back a couple of years. Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez and Cincinnati's Joey Votto were ejected.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians yesterday. Lonnie Chisenhall singled and scored for Cleveland, which has lost two straight.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice yesterday and was taken off the field on a cart. Doctors initially thought the injury wasn't serious. He was sent for tests. The injury happened during the team's second practice of training camp.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Terrelle Pryor is trying to reinvent his career with the Cleveland Browns, and so far, he's earning rave reviews. Browns wide receivers coach Joker Phillips says Pryor certainly has the talent and the willingness to succeed as a wide receiver in the NFL. Now, the former Oakland quarterback just needs to find the consistency in his technique.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Graham Rahal won the IndyCar race yesterday in his home state of Ohio, and in the process made up considerable ground on series leader Juan Pablo Montoya with two events remaining in the season. Rahal held off Justin Wilson on the final restart, on the 84th of 90 laps in the 203-mile race at Mid-Ohio.