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Bailey working way back on mound, Reds fall 4-2 to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Slowly but surely, Homer Bailey is working his way back from right forearm surgery.

The Cincinnati Reds are staying patient with their starter with two career no-hitters.

Bailey allowed seven hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his second start back from the disabled list, but the Reds bullpen faltered in a 4-2 loss Thursday to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak, though the team heads home feeling more assured about Bailey.

"I think he managed the game better. I don't think he had as good of stuff as far as sheer velocity, but I think this is kind of the road we're going to travel until he's 100 percent," manager Bryan Price said.

He thinks Bailey is fine physically, but wants to see him rebuild his endurance. The righty went 5 2/3 innings for a second straight start.

"I didn't know what to expect," Bailey said about his recovery. "Obviously, this is my first time going through arm surgery. This is just part of it. You go out there, do your job and try to win the game."

Kyle Lohse (1-3) was better for Milwaukee, which snapped an eight-game losing streak. He pitched seven neat innings after losing his first three starts with a 10.34 ERA.

Closer Francisco Rodriguez pumped his right arm and yelled after recording the final out. The win was a relief for the Brewers, whose 3-13 mark is the worst in the majors.

Rodriguez posted his second save of the season and 350th of his career.

"We needed to get something going here," said Lohse, who allowed three hits and two runs. "I feel like it was a total team effort."

Jean Segura drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the seventh. The hit off Kevin Gregg (0-2) went to center field, and Billy Hamilton's throw home was up the third base line, allowing Logan Schafer to score.

The Brewers tacked on an insurance run in the eighth off reliever Manny Parra when Ryan Braun stole third and dashed home after third baseman Kristopher Negron allowed the throw from catcher Tucker Barnhart to squirt away.

"We have to come in throwing strikes and challenging opponents," Price said. "We've taken some leads into the late innings and they've gotten away from us so we have to be better."

BYRD'S WORD

Marlon Byrd homered for the Reds, a two-run shot that tied it at 2 in the fifth. The outfielder is looking for a spark after coming into the day hitting .115.

"Gosh, if we were in June, yeah, the panic button would have been slammed," Byrd said. "Everyone goes through a slump during the season, it just looks bad during the beginning."

SLOWED DOWN

The Brewers also escaped without giving up a run despite allowing Hamilton, the Reds' speedy leadoff man, to reach base twice.

Hamilton was 9 of 9 on stolen base attempts coming into the day before Martin Maldonado became the first catcher to throw him out. Maldonado nailed Hamilton at second in the sixth with the game tied at 2.

"Lohse did a great job varying his times to the plate. He was very, very quick to the plate. Maldonado can throw well so I was hoping we would get an off-speed pitch there," Price said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Maldonado will play every day until he needs a day off, manager Ron Roenicke said. Maldonado is replacing Jonathan Lucroy, who is expected to spend at least a month on the disabled list with a fractured big left toe. ... Rodriguez appeared to be fine after the reliever tweaked his right wrist on a play at the plate that allowed the go-ahead run to score off his wild pitch the previous night. The Reds won 2-1.

UP NEXT

Reds: Mike Leake (0-1) gets the start against the Cubs with Cincinnati opening a six-game homestand. Leake is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his last six starts against Chicago.

Brewers: Matt Garza (1-2) opens a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals. Opponents are hitting .300 (21 for 70) against the right-hander this season.
Bailey working way back on mound, Reds fall 4-2 to Brewers

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BENGALS-COLTS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tom Obarski made a 28-yard field goal with 2:49 left in Thursday night's preseason finale and the Bengals defense kept Indianapolis out of the end zone for a 9-6 victory.

Cincinnati won for the third time in four weeks, while the Colts, at 1-3, finished with their 12th consecutive non-winning preseason.

The game was marred by a fan who was injured at halftime. Colts chief operating officer Pete Ward said a woman was hit by falling debris when the retractable roof opened. Ward said she walked to a nearby first-aid station.

But with both teams' biggest stars sitting out, the game was devoid of excitement.

The Bengals took a 6-0 halftime lead on two Mike Nugent field goals.

Indy got inside the Cincinnati 10-yard line three times in the second half, but got only two field goals from Adam Vinatieri -- before Obarski won it.

COLTS-FAN INJURED

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A woman was injured when she was hit by falling debris at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night.

Colts chief operating officer Pete Ward confirmed that at least one person was hurt in the incident. He said she walked to a nearby first-aid station.

The injury occurred while the roof was opened at halftime of the traditional preseason finale between Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

Ward said that at least one person was hurt and that he did not have any additional details.

Lucas Oil Stadium, the Colts' home field, hosted the Super Bowl in February 2012. The fan accident is the second in two years.

In September 2013, a railing collapsed in the lower bowl of the stadium and two men fell into a tunnel near the field.

OHIO-IDAHO

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Derrius Vick completed 13 of 16 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns to help lead Ohio to a 45-28 victory over Idaho in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Brendan Cope had 129 yards receiving on four catches, including a game long 65-yarder, and a touchdown. Daz'mond Patterson added 84 yards rushing and a score for the Bobcats.

Ohio scored the first three touchdowns, highlighted by a 29-yard interception return by Jovon Johnson, to take a 21-0 lead late in the first quarter. Idaho cut the lead to 38-28 late in the fourth on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Matt Linehan to Deon Watson, but that's as close as the Vandals would get.

Linehan finished with 285 passing, a touchdown, and two interceptions for the Vandals.

The game was just the fourth meeting all-time between the schools, and the first since 1976.

STONY BROOK-TOLEDO-CANCELED

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The season opening contest between Stony Brook and Toledo was canceled due to severe weather on Thursday night.

The first-half weather delays totaled three hours and, after a shortened halftime, the game was stopped just before the third-quarter kickoff. It was called off after midnight.

According to a Toledo release, "The game will not be replayed and is officially listed as `no contest.' Stats from the game will not count."

Toledo held a 16-7 lead after two quarters.

KENT STATE-ILLINOIS PREVIEW

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois is about to open its football season and, after months of turmoil, the team says it couldn't be more ready to go play.

That turmoil led to the firing of coach Tim Beckman last week over his alleged interference in player medical decisions. He's denied wrongdoing.

Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit becomes interim coach as Illinois gets ready to face Kent State on Friday.

Cubit doesn't expect much to change. Illinois' offense will still be his and it will still revolve around quarterback Wes Lunt.

Offensive lineman Teddy Karras believes the adversity could give the team a boost.

Kent State coach Paul Haynes agrees. He says teams facing trouble tend to unite.

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