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>>Locos fall at Hamilton, miss chance to clinch title

(Hamilton, Ohio) -- Despite racking up eleven hits and scoring two runs in the ninth inning, the Lima Locos (25-13) failed to wrap up the Great Lakes League regular season chmapionship as the Hamilton Joes (18-20) hung on for a 4-3 victory on Thursday at Foundation Field.

Hamilton took the for good with three runs in the second inning and added one in the third, as did Lima before the Locos scored two in the ninth.

Lima's offense was led by three hits from Matthew Furuto. Brett Carlson contributed two hits and an RBI, and Dylan Ingram had a hit and his 33rd RBI of the season, which leads the league.

Starter Austin Sexton (2-1) suffered the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, in six innings. He struck out three and walked one.

The Locos also could have clinched the title with a Southern Ohio loss but they beat Cincinnati, 11-3.

Lima has another chance to wrap up the league title tonight as they host last place Lexington at 7:05 at Simmons Field.

>>REDS HOST NATIONALS

(CINCINNATI, OH)  --  THE REDS BEGIN A SIX-GAME HOMESTAND WITH THE FIRST OF THREE AGAINST THE NATIONALS TONIGHT.  CINCINNATI IS 0-AND-6 SINCE THE ALL-STAR BREAK TO FALL TO 51-AND-50.  ALFREDO SIMON, WHO IS 12-AND-4, GETS THE START FOR THE REDS OPPOSITE TANNER ROARK. 

>>ROYALS CLIP INDIANS IN 14 INNINGS

(KANSAS CITY, MO)  --  NORICHIKA AOKI SINGLED IN THE WINNING RUN IN BOTTOM OF THE 14TH INNING TO LIFT THE ROYALS PAST THE INDIANS 2-1 IN THE FIRST OF FOUR AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM YESTERDAY. 

YAN GOMES TIED THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE NINTH WITH AN RBI-SINGLE FOR CLEVELAND, WHICH HAS LOST FOUR OF FIVE. 

COREY KLUBER TOOK A PERFECT GAME INTO THE SEVENTH INNING.  HE ENDED UP STRIKING OUT 10 WHILE GIVING UP JUST AN UNEARNED RUN OVER NINE INNINGS IN A NO-DECISION. 

KANSAS CITY SCORED ITS ONLY RUN OFF KLUBER ON A FLUKE PLAY IN THE EIGHTH INNING. MIKE MOUSTAKAS HIT A SOFT FLY BALL DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE THAT RYAN RABURN FAILED TO CATCH ON A DIVING ATTEMPT.

RABURN RETRIEVED THE BALL IN FOUL GROUND AND CAME UP LOOKING TO THROW TO THIRD BASE BUT LONNIE CHISENHALL, AS A RESULT OF HIS INITIAL POSITIONING IN A SHIFTED DEFENSE WAS STILL ON HIS WAY THERE. CHISENHALL'S TARDINESS CAUSED RABURN TO TRY TO HOLD UP HIS THROW BUT INSTEAD THE BALL WENT FAR OFF LINE INTO SHORT CENTER FIELD, ALLOWING MOUSTAKAS TO COME ALL THE WAY HOME.

>>INDIANS AT ROYALS

(KANSAS CITY, MO)  --  THE INDIANS TRY TO GET BACK ABOVE .500 TONIGHT PLAYING THE SECOND OF FOUR AGAINST THE ROYALS FROM KAUFFMAN STADIUM.  CLEVELAND SITS AT 51-AND-51.  JOSH TOMLIN TAKES THE BALL FOR THE TRIBE.  KANSAS CITY COUNTERS WITH YORDANO VENTURA. 

>>TIGERS TOP ANGELS

(ANAHEIM, CA)  --  NICK CASTELLANOS HIT A GO-AHEAD TWO-RUN DOUBLE IN THE SIXTH INNING AS THE TIGERS TOPPED THE ANGELS 6-4 IN THE FIRST OF FOUR IN ANAHEIM YESTERDAY.  IAN KINSLER DOUBLED AND DROVE IN TWO, WHILE AUSTIN JACKSON HAD AN RBI AND SCORED A RUN FOR DETROIT, WHICH HAS WON FOUR OF FIVE.  MAX SCHERZER STRUCK OUT 11 OVER SEVEN INNINGS OF THREE-RUN BALL AS HE UPPED HIS RECORD TO 12-AND-3.  JOE NATHAN FANNED THE SIDE IN ORDER IN THE NINTH FOR HIS 21ST SAVE.

>>TIGERS AT ANGELS

(ANAHEIM, CA)  --  THE TIGERS TRY TO KEEP IT ROLLING TONIGHT PLAYING THE SECOND OF FOUR AGAINST THE ANGELS IN ANAHEIM.  DETROIT IS 57-AND-42.  DREW SMYLY, WHO IS 6-AND-8, GETS THE START FOR THE TIGERS OPPOSITE TYLER SKAGGS. 

>>BENGALS HOLD FIRST PRACTICE YESTERDAY

(CINCINNATI, OH)  --  THE BENGALS HELD THEIR FIRST TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE YESTERDAY.  AFTERWARD QUARTERBACK ANDY DALTON SAID HIS CONTRACT SITUATION WON'T BE A DISTRACTION AS HE ENTERS THE FINAL YEAR OF HIS DEAL.  CINCINNATI IS BACK ON THE FIELD AGAIN TODAY AT 3:00 P.M. 

>>RICE TO MISS BENGALS GAME

(NEW YORK, NY)  --  THE NFL SUSPENDED RAVENS RUNNING BACK RAY RICE TWO GAMES WITHOUT PAY FOLLOWING HIS OFFSEASON ARREST ON ASSAULT CHARGERS.  THE BENGALS PLAY THE RAVENS IN WEEK ONE. RICE'S SEASON DEBUT WILL BE VERSUS CLEVELAND IN WEEK THREE.

>>BROWNS' GORDON TO APPEAL SUSPENSION

(BEREA, OH)  --  CLEVELAND BROWNS WIDE RECEIVER JOSH GORDON IS APPEALING HIS ONE-YEAR SUSPENSION FROM THE NFL FOR A FAILED DRUG TEST.  ESPN REPORTS GORDON WILL APPEAL IN A MEETING WITH LEAGUE OFFICIALS ON AUGUST 1ST.  THE 23-YEAR-OLD RAN INTO MORE OFF-THE-FIELD TROUBLE EARLIER THIS MONTH WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DWI IN NORTH CAROLINA.

>>BROWNS VETERANS REPORT TODAY

(BEREA, OH)  --  THE BROWNS VETERANS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMP TODAY IN BEREA, OHIO.  CLEVELAND'S FIRST PRACTICE WILL BE TOMORROW.  IN ROSTER MOVES, CLEVELAND SIGNED OUTSIDE LINEBACKER EDGAR JONES AND PLACED ROOKIE RUNNING BACK TERRANCE WEST ON THE ACTIVE ROSTER. 

>>CAVALIERS SIGN TOP PICK WIGGINS

(CLEVELAND, OH)  --  THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS HAVE TOP OVERALL DRAFT PICK ANDREW WIGGINS IN THE FOLD.  THE FORMER KANSAS STAR HAS BEEN SIGNED TO A CONTRACT, PREVENTING HIM FROM BEING TRADED FOR 30 DAYS.  WIGGINS HAS BEEN MENTIONED AS A POSSIBLE TRADE PIECE WITH MINNESOTA FOR TIMBERWOLVES STAR FORWARD KEVIN LOVE.  WIGGINS AVERAGED 17.1 POINTS AND 5.9 REBOUNDS IN HIS FIRST AND ONLY SEASON WITH THE JAYHAWKS.  THE CAVS ALSO SIGNED SECOND-ROUND PICK JOE HARRIS.
 
>>NASCAR TRAVELS TO INDY ON SUNDAY

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN)  --  AFTER A WEEK OFF, THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RETURNS TO ACTION ON SUNDAY WITH THE JOHN WAYNE WALDING 400 AT THE BRICKYARD AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.  JEFF GORDON LEADS DALE EARNHARDT JR. BY 12 POINTS FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE STANDINGS.  BRAD KESELOWSKI CURRENTLY SITS IN THIRD PLACE WITH MATT KENSETH AND JIMMIE JOHNSON ROUNDING OUT THE TOP FIVE.

>>LIMA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION PLAYS AT SHELBY OAKS

(SIDNEY, OH) -- THE LIMA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION WRAPPED UP ITS REGULAR SEASON YESTERDAY AT SHELBY OAKS. HERE ARE THE WINNERS FROM THE RESPECTIVE AGE GROUPS:

BOYS:

12-13: RYAN MOODY

14-15: SAM REED

16-18: AUSTIN BRAKMAN

GIRLS:

16-18: EMILY KNOUFF (70)

THE LJGA WILL PLAY ITS INVITATIONAL MONDAY AT SHAWNEE COUNTRY CLUB.


>>LIMALAND SET FOR THE FRICKE MEMORIAL

(ALLENTOWN) -- THE THUNDERSTOCKS DIVISION WILL RUN ITS FRICKE MEMORIAL TONIGHT AT LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PARK.

TONY ANDERSON IS THE STOCKS POINTS LEADER HEADING INTO TONIGHT'S ACTION WHILE TODD SHERMAN LEADS THE MODIFIED DIVISION AND J.R. STEWART HOLDS THE TOP SPOT IN THE SPRINTS.

GATES OPEN AT 5:00 WITH HOT LAPS AT 6:30 AND RACING BEGINS AT 7:30 TONIGHT AT LIMALAND.