Munster look to sign Aussie international.

first_imgAustralia international Rob Horne could be on his way to Munster, that’s according to the Irish Independent.Horne is seen as a replacement for JJ Hanrahan who announced yesterday he was leaving the club for Northampton Saints at the end of the season.The Reds have also investigated bringing in New Zealand’s Ben Smith.last_img

Reyes HR, 5 RBIs, Indians get 20 hits, rout Cardinals 14-2

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 11:02 IST Reyes HR, 5 RBIs, Indians Get 20 Hits, Rout Cardinals 14-2 Franmil Reyes homered and drove in five runs, Carlos Santana hit a home run and scored four times and the Cleveland Indians routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-2 Friday night Associated Press Television News center_img FOLLOW US Franmil Reyes homered and drove in five runs, Carlos Santana hit a home run and scored four times and the Cleveland Indians routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-2 Friday night.A group of approximately 100 protesters arrived outside Busch Stadium’s left field gate during the top of the first inning, chanting, “no justice, no baseball.” The crowd dispersed during the top of the second.Friday was Jackie Robinson Day across the majors. Eleven big league games were postponed this week as teams protested racial injustice in the wake of Jacob Blake, a Black man, being shot by police in Wisconsin last weekend.Tyler Naquin also homered as the Indians got 20 hits, seven for extra bases. Reyes, Roberto Perez and Delino DeShields each for three hits.The Cardinals hadn’t allowed 20 hits in a nine-inning game since 2016. Only one of St. Louis’ six pitchers didn’t give up a hit — rookie infielder Max Schrock, who tossed a perfect ninth.Reyes launched a three-run drive in the first inning and the Indians boosted their lead to 6-0 in the second. Reyes, Francisco Lindor and José Ramírez each scored three runs.Triston McKenzie completed four innings for the Indians in his second career start. He struck out three, walked three and allowed two runs earned) on three hits.Cam Hill (1-0) got the win and Adam Plutko went four innings for his first save.Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-3) managed to record only two outs, allowing four earned runs.Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer in the second inning for the Cardinals, his first career drive against Cleveland in the regular season. Fowler also homered twice against the Indians in the 2016 World Series while with the Cubs.TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: Manager Terry Francona is away from the team as he recovers from surgery to address a blood clotting issue. First base coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. continues to act as manager in Francona’s absence.Cardinals: C Matt Wieters (broken left big toe) has rejoined the team in St. Louis. Wieters will work out at Busch Stadium on Saturday and is not eligible to be removed from the injured list until Aug. 30. RHP Ryan Helsley (COVID-19) is set to throw live batting practice this weekend.UP NEXTIndians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-3, 4.50) will start only his second game against the Cardinals — and first at Busch Stadium — in his 11-season career.Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (2-0, 1.98) has been pitching with limitations on his pitch count since the team’s 17-day layoff after a COVID-19 outbreak. He allowed only one baserunner in five innings in his most recent start against Kansas City, earning the win for the first time since opening day.Image credits: AP LIVE TV First Published: 29th August, 2020 11:02 ISTlast_img read more