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Bailey, Cordero, Cozart star in Reds 3-1 win over St. Louis

 

Zack Cozart (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

New Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is showing people why he should’ve been with the team all year.

He has gotten off to a good start in his major league career by batting .400 (10 for 25) with one extra-base hit. He has hit safely in his first six games in the majors, the longest such streak by a new Reds player since Adam Dunn in 2001, who hit in his first seven games.

That one extra-base hit was a big one on Sunday.

The Reds were trailing 1-0, on a second inning homer by old nemesis Lance Berkman, his NL-leading 25th homer of the year.

The St. Louis Cardinals lead went by the wayside in the sixth inning. Zack Cozart scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1.

In the seventh inning, the Reds’ Miguel Cairo tripled to right-center with one out; he scored on a single to center against a drawn-in infield.

Cozart then showed everybody that he can put the baseball in the seats. He belted his first major-league home run, off former University of Mississippi teammate Lance Lynn, in the eighth inning to make it 3-1.

Holding the Cardinals’ hitters all day was Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey who evened his record at 4-4. The tall Texan broke a personal four-game losing streak. He won for the first time since May 16. Bailey pitched a season-high 7.1 innings.

Reds closer Francisco Cordero close out the ninth inning by retiring St. Louis’ powerful middle-of-the order of Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday and Berkman in order.

The Reds took 2 of 3 games in the series and are 3.5 games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central Division.

 

Info compiled from staff & Cincinnati Reds news

 

University of Mississippi announces its new mascot; Black Bear replaces “Colonel Reb”

The news mascot of the Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the Southern gentleman with the goatee, “Colonel Reb” who was banished seven years ago.

The OLD: "Colonel Reb" (file photo)

(The Current): (courtesy of Mississippi athletics)

(The new): Black Bear mascot (courtesy of Mississippi athletics)

This new mascot unveiling of the “Rebel Black Bear” is the latest move in the University of Mississippi’s effort to get as far away from the symbols of the old South, which has been welcomed by many of its fan base.

compiled from staff & University of Mississippi News

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, August 18, the 230th day of 2010. There are 135 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote, was ratified.

U.S. Constitution, the 19th amendment was ratified on this date in 1920 (file)

* In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada.

* In 1963, James Meredith became the first Black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

* In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights, with a mid-morning concert by Jimi Hendrix.

* In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, killing 21 people.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter.

77 Roman Polanski, filmmaker.

75 Rafer Johnson, decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist.

74 Robert Redford, actor.

67 Martin Mull, comedian.

53 Denis Leary, actor.

49 Bob Woodruff, newsman.

41 Christian Slater, actor.

41 Edward Norton, actor.

40 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor from The Cosby Show.

35 Kaitlin Olson, actress.

32 Andy Samberg, comedian from Saturday Night Live.

Nationals sign Harper and Indians come to terms with two 2010 draft picks

Bryce Harper (College of Southern Nevada photo)

The Washington Nationals reached an agreement with Number 1 overall pick Bryce Harper on a major-league contract. Harper is a power-hitting catcher catcher from the College of Southern Nevada.

The Nationals management say that the idea is to switch Harper to right-field to take advantage of his strong arm; get him out of being battered and bruised as a catcher and take advantage of his home run power and get him to the major leagues in two to three years.

The Cleveland Indians signed University of San Diego right-hander Kyle Blair, their fourth-round pick and catcher Alex Lavisky, an eighth-round pick from Lakewood St. Edward High School.

Late Monday night, Cleveland had not come to terms with their top three picks, including left-hander Drew Pomeranz, the number 5 overall selection from the University of Mississippi.

Major league teams had until midnight Monday to reach agreements with players picked in the June 2010 amateur draft. If no contract is signed by the deadline, those teams would lose the rights to those players, who go back into the 2011 amateur draft.

conpiled from staff, Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians news