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Wright State Baseball Falls in Series Finale at Youngstown State

FAIRBORN -- The Wright State baseball team held a 3-0 lead through five innings, but a six-run sixth turned out to be the difference as Youngstown State defeated the Raiders 6-3 Sunday at Eastwood Field.
WSU picked up a run to open the scoring in the second.  With one out, Ryan Fucci walked and went to third on a Gabe Snyder hit to right.  After Snyder stole second, John Brodner reached on an infield single to third as Fucci scored.
Brodner drove in another run in the fourth as his single to left plated Snyder, who walked and advanced to second on an Andrew McCafferty sacrifice.  The Raiders then went up 3-0 in the fifth as Mark Fowler doubled to right center, went to third on a Michael Timm grounder and scored on a Sean Murphy ground out to short.
That lead, though, disappeared as the Penguins sent 10 batters to the plate in tallying six runs in the bottom of the sixth, taking advantage of six hits and a pair of WSU errors.
Wright State posed a threat in the ninth, loading the bases on a Snyder walk and singles by McCafferty and Mitch Roman, but a double play ended the game.
Offensively, Brodner led the way for the Raiders with two hits and two RBI while on the mound, Andrew Elliott pitched two scoreless inning in relief, striking out four.
Wright State (30-12, 14-6 Horizon) hosts UIC in a key Horizon League series next weekend at Nischwitz Stadium, with the opener set for Friday night at 6:30.
Wright State Baseball Falls in Series Finale at Youngstown State

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REDS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Monday night.

Wong connected on a 3-2 fastball from rookie Raisel Iglesias (1-3) with two outs in the fourth, putting St. Louis ahead 4-1. Wong's second career grand slam easily cleared the right- field wall, landing in the home bullpen.

The Cardinals have won six of seven, are a big league-best 64-35 record and lead the NL Central by 6 1/2 games.

Lynn (8-5) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, improving to 7-3 against the Reds. He has won five of his last six decisions overall.

Trevor Rosenthal earned his 31st save in 33 chances after getting two days off.

TRAIL BLAZERS-CAVALIERS TRADE

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland. Both teams confirmed the trade on Monday.

The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season. Miller was signed last summer, bringing playoff experience and 3-point shooting to the Cavs, but he was hardly used in the playoffs.

Haywood is a 13-year NBA veteran. Miller is a 15-year veteran.

CAVALIERS-DELLAVEDOVA

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have re-signed free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Dellavedova emerged as an unlikely postseason contributor after All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was injured.

He made $816,000 last season, and had been a restricted free agent.

Although the Cavs signed Mo Williams this summer to be Irving's primary backup, the team wanted to keep Dellavedova because of the energy he brings off the bench.

Dellavedova accepted the Cavs' qualifying offer and he can be an unrestricted free agent next summer when the league's salary cap will expand.

The Australian has endeared himself to Cleveland fans and his teammates with his non-stop hustle. Dellavedova had several big games in the playoffs, scoring 20 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

BROWNS-QUARTERBACKS

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine has been impressed with quarterback Johnny Manziel's improvement but said the former Heisman Trophy winner remains firmly behind Josh McCown for the starting job.

Meeting with Cleveland reporters to preview training camp, Pettine said McCown, signed during the offseason, likely will be the starter for the Sept. 13 season opener against the New York Jets but he wouldn't guarantee it.

Manziel, whose rough rookie season was followed by a stay in rehab, reported to the team's facility on Monday. Unlike last summer, Manziel did not make any headlines with his off-field conduct and Pettine was impressed that the QB recently worked out with former NFL coach Jon Gruden.

Pettine said the team "felt very comfortable" with Manziel's plans for the offseason and reiterated that the Browns won't micromanage their players.

TEXAS LEAGUE PITCHER

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- Former Northwest Arkansas pitcher Cody Reed picked up his first honor as the Texas League's Pitcher of the Week just before being traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Cincinnati Reds.

Reed threw seven scoreless innings against the Tulsa Drillers last week. He limited the Drillers to two hits and a walk while striking out seven batters in a 71-pitch outing.

The Royals picked Reed in the second round of the 2013 draft. On Sunday, the Royals sent Reed and pitchers Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb to Cincinnati for pitcher Johnny Cueto and cash considerations.

Northwest Arkansas is playing a three-game series this week at Arkansas.

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