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Kinnel Working Hard to Prepare to Transition from Wayne to Michigan

HUBER HEIGHTS -- It's not often that a true freshman makes an immediate impact on the football field but for Wayne's Tyree Kinnel he's working to get in peak condition to give himself a chance to do just that.
   "The number one thing to remember is that everyone at Michigan was their best player in high school," athletic trainer Brett Hoffman said.
   "When I did sit down and speak with coach (Jim) Harbaugh he did tell me I have a great chance of playing early so it's all up to me so I'm just training for it right now," Kinnel said.
   Wayne senior Tyree Kinnel is finishing up his tenth week at the Samaritan North Athletic Performance Program (SNAPP), it's specialized training designed for the area's elite athletes.
   "I feel a lot stronger, I'm getting more in shape, my speed's getting better," Kinnel said.
   "It's a great process, I'm going to keep working til I leave."
   Many of Dayton's finest have gone through this program and while Kinnel sees growth he's only halfway through his preparation to play football at Michigan as a freshman.      
   "I want to say I feel ready but I still have a long ways to go and keep working hard. More in the summer I'm going to get out in the field and do my (defensive back) work."
   "Hands down every strength coach has said to me we want them in shape when they get here," Hoffman stated.
   "Making sure that we do that conditioning, that extra edge of conditioning is probably the most important thing for anyone."
   One wrinkle to this top flight training is Kinnel wears a mask that makes him look like something out of a comic book while he works.
   "By restricting your breathing it forces you to use your diaphragm bringing in oxygen and you're able to bring in more the other thing it does is it kind of tricks your body a little bit to use the oxygen that you do have a little bit more efficiently," Hoffman explained.
   This summer he'll get a chance to show how much his hard work has paid off when he competes with elite athletes from across the country.
   "The process is getting there," Kinnel said.
   "I think once fall camp comes I think I should be in good shape and be ready to compete with all the guys up there."
Kinnel Working Hard to Prepare to Transition from Wayne to Michigan

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REDS-ROCKIES

DENVER (AP) -- Nolan Arenado, Ben Paulsen and Carlos Gonzalez each homered in a 10-run third inning Sunday to help the Colorado Rockies beat Cincinnati 17-7 on a day when the Reds traded ace Johnny Cueto.

It was a big afternoon for Paulsen, who finished with a career-high four hits that included a triple and two solo homers. Gonzalez also had two homers and drove in a career-best six runs.

Colorado had eight hits in the third, including back-to-back homers by Arenado and Paulsen, to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 12-4 lead. The last time the Rockies scored double-digits in an inning was April 27, 2012, when they had 11 runs against the New York Mets.

Michael Lorenzen (3-5) was roughed up for eight runs in 2 1-3 innings. He allowed two of Colorado's five homers.

Staked to a big lead, Kyle Kendrick (4-11) yielded six runs in five shaky innings for his first win since June 23.

Before the game, Cincinnati finalized a deal that sent Cueto to the Kansas City Royals for three pitching prospects.

REDS-ROYALS TRADE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have acquired ace right-hander Johnny Cueto in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, bolstering their chances of returning to the World Series.

The Royals began the day with the best record in the American League. Now they add Cueto to a rotation that lost Jason Vargas to a season-ending elbow injury last week.

The scuffling Reds received left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed in Sunday's deal. Finnegan was Kansas City's first-round pick in last year's draft.

Cueto, who is eligible for free agency after the season, was one of the top starters on the market. He pitched eight scoreless innings in Cincinnati's 5-2 victory at Colorado on Saturday.

Cueto won 20 games last season and is 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA in 19 starts this year.

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