Cards steal one from the Reds, Cubs and Bucs suspended, Week 6 of high school FB: The Fan Headlines 9/30/16
A bizarre and controversial win for the St. Louis Cardinals last night, they beat the Reds, 4-3. The Reds rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game in the top of the 9th off Seung-Hwan Oh. But in the bottom of the 9th, Yadier Molina hit what appeared to be a ground-rule double, Matt Carpenter scored the game-winning run from third, the umpires exited down the tunnel, the Reds didn’t challenge the call in time, and that was the ballgame. So the Birds are still alive in the wildcard chase, one game behind the Giants, who beat Colorado. The Mets won to maintain their wildcard lead. The Cardinals final regular season series begins tonight at home versus the Pirates at 7:15, the Mets are at Philadelphia, and the Giants host the Dodgers.
The Cubs and Pirates were tied 1-1 in the 6th inning before the game was suspended due to rain in Pittsburgh. It was called a tie and will not be completed. That’s the first time that’s happened in the Majors since 2005. The Cubs wrap up the regular season in Cincinnati.
High school football week 6 tonight on 1300 The Fan as West Frankfort hosts Murphysboro. Rick Westermeier and Brady Haupt have the pregame beginning at 6:45 on 1300 The Fan and streaming live at 1300thefan.com.
Elsewhere in the River-to-River Ohio tonight: Benton at Harrisburg, and Massac County at Herrin
River-to-River Mississippi tonight: Carterville at Nashville, Pinckneyville at Anna-Jonesboro and Sparta at DuQuoin.
South Seven: Marion at Belleville Althoff, Mount Vernon at Carbondale and Centralia at Cahokia.
Black Diamond: Johnston City at CZR, Hamilton County at Sesser-Valier, Eldorado at Edwards County and Chester at Carmi White-County. Tomorrow, Fairfield is at Vienna-Goreville.
After a week off, Saluki football travels to #12 Northern Iowa tomorrow to kick off Missouri Valley Conference Play. Mike Reis, Gene Green and Connor James have the call beginning at 3 on 105.1 VZA.
Saluki volleyball is off to a 4-0 start in the MVC, they have a pair of matches on the road this weekend, tonight at Bradley and tomorrow night at Loyola.
NFL Thursday Night Football, the Bengals beat Miami, 22-7. The 0-3 Bears host the Lions on Sunday.