Midwest Sports Headlines: 4/14/19


April 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Derek Dietrich hit a tiebreaking homer off Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning and added a two-run triple as the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth straight game, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 in the raucous Estadio de Beisbol de Monterrey. The start of the two-game series marked the first time either team had played in the regular season in Mexico. St. Louis had won five in a row.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 for their second straight win after a 10-game skid. Ian Kennedy pitched a perfect eighth and Willy Peralta followed in the ninth for his first save to complete the two-hitter. Ryan O’Hearn homered, and Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi each had an RBI single for the Royals.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez exceeded the hype that followed him from Fresno, California, to Lincoln as coach Scott Frost’s first recruit. He was the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for the Cornhuskers and became the most productive rookie in program history. Martinez has spent the spring adding polish to his game and is preparing to lead a team that is projected to be one of the most improved in the nation this fall. The Huskers hold their spring game Saturday.