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>>LOCOS BLOW 8-0 LEAD, FALL IN GAME 1 OF SEMIS

(NEWARK, OH) -- DON EDWARDS FIELD IN NEWARK HAS BEEN A TRUE HAUNTED HOUSE FOR THE LIMA LOCOS.

HEADING INTO LAST NIGHT'S GAME ONE OF THE GREAT LAKES LEAGUE BEST OF THREE SEMIFINAL SERIES, LIMA HAD LOST 12 IN A ROW THERE, INCLUDING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CLINCHER LAST SEASON.

NUMBER 13 IN A ROW WAS MAYBE THE MOST FRUSTRATING OF ALL OF THEM.

THE SETTLERS OVERCAME DEFICITS OF 8-0 AND 9-2 TO WIN 10-9 ON A WALKOFF STRIKEOUT.

ERICH STAHL THREW THE THIRD STRIKE OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FINAL OUT OF THE NINTH INNING BUT THE  BOUNCED IN TO CATCHER MASON GEORGE AND CAROMED AWAY, ALLOWING THE WINNING RUN TO SCORE.

LIMA HAD BUILT THEIR LEADS THANKS IN LARGE PART TO DANIEL GARNER'S THREE-RUN HOMER. KYLE LEWIS, DYLAN INGRAM AND BRETT CARLSON EACH ADDED THREE HITS.

LICKING COUNTY'S COMBACK BEGAN IN THE SIXTH WHEN THEY SCORED FIVE RUNS IN CHASING LIMA STARTER DANIEL SEXTON TO CUT THE LEAD TO 9-7. THEY TIED IN THE EIGHTH BEFORE WINNING IT IN THE NINTH.

LIMA MUST NOW WIN THE NEXT TWO NIGHTS AT HOME IN ORDER TO MOVE ON TO THE FINALS SERIES. THE GAMES BOTH NIGHTS WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 AT SIMMONS FIELD.

IN THE OTHER SEMIFINALS SERIES SOUTHERN OHIO TOOK GAME ONE FROM XENIA, 14-3. THE COPPERHEADS CAN CLOSE OUT THE SERIES TONIGHT ON THEIR HOME FIELD AT BOB WREN STADIUM IN ATHENS.


>>D'BACKS HOLD OFF REDS IN NINTH

(CINCINNATI, OH)  --  WADE MILEY PITCHED SHUTOUT BALL INTO THE SEVENTH INNING AND THE DIAMONDBACKS HELD ON TO EDGE THE REDS 5-4 AT GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK.  ALFREDO SIMON GAVE UP TWO RUNS IN SEVEN INNINGS TO FALL TO 12-AND-6.  DEVIN MESORACO WENT 2-FOR-4 WITH A THREE-RUN HOMER FOR CINCINNATI.  THE REDS TAKE ON THE MARLINS TONIGHT.

CINCINNATI REDS AT MIAMI MARLINS, 7:10 PM
  (R) JOHNNY CUETO (11-6) VS. (R) TOM KOEHLER (7-7)

>>KLUBER OUTDUELS HERNANDEZ AS TRIBE BLANKS M'S

(CLEVELAND, OH)  --  COREY KLUBER NEEDED JUST 85 PITCHES TO TOSS A COMPLETE-GAME SHUTOUT IN LEADING THE INDIANS TO A 2-0 WIN OVER THE MARINERS AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD.  KLUBER IMPROVED TO 11-AND-6 AFTER ALLOWING THREE HITS AND STRIKING OUT EIGHT.  YAN GOMES RIPPED A TWO-RUN DOUBLE IN THE FIFTH TO PROVIDE ALL THE OFFENSE FOR CLEVELAND, WHICH WON FOR JUST THE SECOND TIME IN SEVEN GAMES.  THE SERIES ENDS TONIGHT.

SEATTLE MARINERS AT CLEVELAND INDIANS, 7:05 PM
  (R) CHRIS YOUNG (9-6) VS. (R) ZACH MCALLISTER (3-6)

>>CARDS ACQUIRE MASTERSON FROM TRIBE

(CLEVELAND, OH)  --  THE CARDINALS HAVE ADDED RIGHT-HANDER JUSTIN MASTERSON VIA TRADE WITH THE INDIANS.  CLEVELAND GETS OUTFIELD PROSPECT JAMES RAMSEY.  MASTERSON IS CURRENTLY ON THE DISABLED LIST WITH A KNEE INJURY.  HE'S JUST 4-AND-6 WITH A 5.51 ERA IN 19 STARTS FOR THE TRIBE.  MLB.COM RANKS RAMSEY AS THE CARDINALS' SIXTH-BEST MINOR LEAGUE PROSPECT.

>>TIGERS WIN

(DETROIT, MI)  --  THE TIGERS HAD A BIG FIRST INNING ON THEIR WAY TO A 7-2 WIN OVER THE WHITE SOX LAST NIGHT AT COMERICA PARK.  DETROIT SCORED SIX RUNS IN THE OPENING FRAME, INCLUDING A THREE-RUN HOMER BY NICK CASTELLANOS, WHO ENDED THE NIGHT WITH FOUR RBI.  MAX SCHERZER PICKED UP HIS 13TH WIN OF THE SEASON, SURRENDERING ONE RUN ON FIVE HITS WHILE STRIKING OUT SIX IN SEVEN INNINGS OF WORK.  IN THIS AFTERNOON'S RUBBER MATCH, DREW SMYLY GETS THE START FOR THE TIGERS AND JOHN DANKS WILL TAKE THE MOUND FOR THE WHITE SOX.


>>BENGALS TRAINING CAMP CONTINUES

(CINCINNATI, OH)  --  TEMPERS FLARED AT THE BENGALS' TRAINING CAMP YESTERDAY.  LINEBACKER EMMANUEL LAMUR PUNCHED WIDE RECEIVER A.J. GREEN AFTER AN INCIDENT WITH LAMUR AND OFFENSIVE TACKLE CLINT BOLING.  THERE WERE TWO FIGHTS TOTAL YESTERDAY AT PRACTICE.  CAMP CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST WITH THE FIRST PRESEASON GAME AUGUST 7TH AGAINST THE CHIEFS.

>>ATKINS OFF PUP LIST

(CINCINNATI, OH) -- THE BENGALS ACTIVATED DEFENSIVE TACKLE GENO ATKINS OFF THE
PHYSICALLY  UNABLE  TO PERFORM LIST WEDNESDAY.  ATKINS HAD SURGERY TO REPAIR A
TORN  ACL IN HIS  RIGHT KNEE LAST SEASON AND THE TEAM WAS EASING HIM BACK INTO
ACTION.  ATKINS TORE  THE ACL IN WEEK  9 LAST SEASON, ENDING HIS CAMPAIGN. THE
GEORGIA  PRODUCT HAD  SIX  SACKS AND  20 TACKLES  AFTER  LEADING ALL  INTERIOR
LINEMAN  THE  YEAR PRIOR WITH  12 1/2 SACKS WHILE  EARNING HIS SECOND PRO BOWL
SELECTION.

>>DALTON:  DEAL DONE SOON

(CINCINNATI, OH)  --  QUARTERBACK ANDY DALTON EXPECTS A NEW CONTRACT WITH THE BENGALS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  HE TOLD NFL MEDIA THAT BOTH SIDES ARE WORKING ON A CONTRACT, BUT THERE IS NO DEADLINE COMING FROM HIS SIDE.  DALTON HAS A YEAR LEFT ON HIS ROOKIE DEAL.  HE WAS TAKEN IN THE SECOND ROUND OUT OF TCU IN 2011.

>>BROWNS INK LEONHARD

(BEREA, OH)  --  THE BROWNS SIGNED NINE-YEAR VETERAN SAFETY JIM LEONHARD ON WEDNESDAY.  CLEVELAND ALSO INKED OFFENSIVE LINEMAN RYAN LEE.  LEONHARD HAD 30 TACKLES AND FOUR INTERCEPTIONS OVER 16 GAMES FOR THE BILLS LAST SEASON.  HE HAS 302 TACKLES AND 12 INTERCEPTIONS IN 126 CAREER GAMES.

>>BROWNS BACK TO WORK

(BEREA, OH)  --  THE BROWNS ARE BACK TO WORK IN BEREA TODAY.  CLEVELAND HAD THE DAY OFF YESTERDAY.  PRACTICE STARTS AT 9:30 A.M. AND RUNS TO NOON.  THE FIRST PRESEASON GAME IS AUGUST 9TH AGAINST DETROIT.

>>CAVS ONLY TEAM TALKING WITH T'WOLVES

(UNDATED)  --  THERE IS ONLY ONE TEAM IN TALKS FOR TIMBERWOLVES BIG MAN KEVIN LOVE.  ESPN SAYS THE CAVALIERS ARE THE LONE TEAM IN SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS FOR THE FORMER UCLA STANDOUT.  THE T'WOLVES ARE REPORTEDLY LOOKING TO LAND THIS YEAR'S FIRST OVERALL PICK, ANDREW WIGGINS, FORMER FIRST OVERALL SELECTION ANTHONY BENNETT AND A FUTURE FIRST ROUND CHOICE FROM THE CAVS.