The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 12-1 on the road last night. Leading the way for the Pirates was Sean Rodriguez with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s. Starling Marte also added 4 RBI’s. Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon got the win, his record is now 7-7. Tyler Mahle took the loss for the Reds; his record is now 7-8. The Pirates are now 49-49 on the season with a current 7 games win streak. They are back in action this evening for their second game with the Reds, starting pitchers for tonight’s game are Nick Kingham (4-4, 4.26 ERA) for Pirates and Anthony DeSclafani (4-2, 5.32). Listen to the pre-game show starting at 6:45 pm on 680 WISR, first pitch set for 7:10 pm.
The BlueSox lost to the Chillicothe Paints 2-1 in a rain shorted event. The BlueSox are 19-28 and playing Chillicothe again this evening. BlueSox host West Virginia on Sunday.
NASCAR is in New Hampshire Sunday for the 20th Cup Series race of the season. Kurt Busch is the pole winner for the race. Hear the race beginning with the pre-race show at 1 pm on WBUT 1050am and at wbut.com.
The British Open two rounds are complete and the current leaders are Americans’ Kevin Kisner and Zach Johnson at 6 under par. Both are set to tee-off at 11 am, the third round is currently in progress. Tiger Woods is currently at Even Par. Notable players who missed the cut, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Ernie Els.