Cincinnati Sweep Washington Series After 8-2 Victory

The Cincinnati Reds completed a three game series sweep of over the Washington Nationals after winning 8-2 yesterday at the Great American Ballpark. It’s the second time this season the Reds have swept an opponent. 10 players went to the plate for the Reds at the bottom of the 7th inning, with six runs being scored. J.J. Hoover picked up his 2nd win in two days after inheriting a bases loaded jam from starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen. The Reds will have today off before playing the Philadelphia Phillies on the road tomorrow night at Citizens Bank Park. Game time is set for 7:05pm tomorrow night.

Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for the 10th Time

With his 10th victory at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Jimmie Johnson has joined a very select group. Only four other drivers have won at a single track 10 different times (Richard Petty, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip, and Dale Earnhardt). It was Johnson’s series leading fourth victory of the season, and the 74th of his illustrious career. He is eighth on the all-time wins list behind 7th place Dale Earnhardt with 76. Johnson led for 23 laps and won after beating Kevin Harvick on a Lap 383 restart. Harvick received another shot at the win after Kyle Busch crashed on lap 386. Johnson and Harvick were the only two drivers who stayed on the track with old tires. A green-white-checkers came when Greg Biffle, Casey Mears, and AJ Allmendinger produced a 7th and final caution. Johnson then cruised to his fourth win of the season with Harvick finishing second. Kyle Larson finished third, followed by Kasey Kahne, Aric Almirola, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, and Jeff Gordon. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 14th, with Danica Patrick 15th.

#1 Louisville baseball to face #4 Michigan Saturday

Kyle Funkhouser allowed only two earned runs on six hits, striking out six batters in seven innings as the #1 Louisville Cardinals downed fourth seed Morehead State 7-2 yesterday in Game 1 of the NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Tournament. The Cards face #3 Michigan, Saturday at 4pm. Catch the action on ESPN3.

Denny Hamlin Wins Pole for Sprint Cup Race at Dover

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin scored his third career pole at Dover International Speedway in yesterday’s qualifying. It was the 21st overall pole of Hamlin’s career. Martin Truex Jr. qualified second, followed by Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano. Points leader Kevin Harvick came in sixth, followed by Greg Biffle, last week’s winner Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Kyle Busch. Austin Dillion qualified 12th in the #3 Dow Chevrolet. The qualifying woes from last week continued for Hendrick Motorsports as Jimmie Johnson’s 14th place start was the best for the team. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 16th, while Jeff Gordon qualified 22nd. Kasey Kahne was the last of the Hendrick cars, he will start 25th. See the Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks begins Sunday at 1:00pm on Fox Sports 1.