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By Mark Sheldon and Andy Call / MLB.com

CINCINNATI — In 2016, the Cubs won 15 of 19 games vs. the Reds. They also won 15 of the previous 19 games at Great American Ball Park the past two seasons. That trend continued on Friday, but it was far from easy as the game went 11 innings before a 6-5 Cubs victory.

Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen had a three-run lead and was one out away from notching a six-out save in the ninth inning. That was until his first-pitch fastball was scorched for a three-run home run into the right-field seats by Anthony Rizzo to make it a 5-5 game. Until that moment, the Cubs were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

The Cubs resume play Saturday at Cincinnati. Coverage begins at 11:35 a.m. on 1650 The Fan. 

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 Broadcasts Honored by IBNA

Waterloo, Iowa–The Iowa Broadcast News Association has recognized live game coverage of Waterloo Black Hawks hockey on 1650 “The Fan” as the top play-by-play programming originating from the state’s large market radio stations.

Saturday, the Black Hawks claimed First Place in the 2017 IBNA Large Market Sports Play-by-Play category during the IBNA’s annual convention in Johnston.  Criteria included flexibility, vividness and enthusiasm.  Iowa’s large markets are defined as stations with primary service areas in Dubuque, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Omaha/Council Bluffs, as well as networks or news services.

“The Black Hawks organization would like to thank our radio sponsors who make it possible to bring our fans every game – home and away – during the regular season and playoffs,” noted Black Hawks Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Tim Harwood.  “We encourage you to let these sponsors know that you hear them during Black Hawks games.  This collective effort also benefitted from the diligence and care shown by the 1650 staff – led by Program Director Bob Foster and General Manager Jim Coloff – and the Black Hawks are grateful for their support.”

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Round Two Playoff Schedule

 Next Hawks Home Game May 5th

Waterloo, Iowa–The Waterloo Black Hawks continue their bid for the 2017 Clark Cup during a Western Conference Finals Series which will begin Friday, April 28th against the Sioux City Musketeers.

The Black Hawks’ overcame the Fargo Force during an opening round series, three-games-to-none.  Meanwhile, Sioux City completed a three-game sweep of the Des Moines Buccaneers on Friday.  As was the case in both prior series, the Waterloo-Sioux City set will be played in a best-of-five format.

Western Conference Finals Schedule – Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Sioux City Musketeers

Game One – Friday, April 28th, Tyson Events Center, 7:05 p.m.

Game Two – Sunday, April 30th, Tyson Events Center, 4:05 p.m.

Game Three – Friday, May 5th, Young Arena, 7:05 p.m.

Game Four – If necessary…Saturday, May 6th, Young Arena, 7:05 p.m.

Game Five – If necessary…Tuesday, May 9th, Tyson Events Center, 7:05 p.m.


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