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CINCINNATI (AP) — No quarterback. No linebacker Connor McGovern Jersey , either. Instead, the Bengals revisited their years-long effort to fix their offensive line with their first pick in the draft.The Bengals took Alabama tackle Jonah Williams 11th overall Thursday night, right after their biggest rival swooped in and got a linebacker they valued. The Steelers traded with the Broncos to get Michigan’s Devin Bush at No. 10.“We suspected that’s what they were going to do,” first-year head coach Zac Taylor said. “When it’s done a spot ahead of you, whether it’s a division rival or not, there’s a guy we were targeting there at 11.”Bush would have replaced Vontaze Burfict and filled the biggest hole on what was the league’s worst defense last season. Instead, the Bengals took an offensive tackle for the second time in four years. Williams was the first offensive tackle taken in the draft.“Picking at 11, it could have sorted out in a lot of different ways,” Taylor said.The biggest intrigue with Cincinnati was whether the Bengals would go after a quarterback in the first round for Taylor to develop in his system. But Andy Dalton has two years left on his deal, and owner Mike Brown speaks glowingly of the 31-year-old quarterback.The Bengals passed on a quarterback — for now — to upgrade a line that’s been a work in progress.They thought they were set when they got tackles Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher with their first two picks in 2015 Foster Moreau Jersey , but they didn’t pan out and the Bengals parted ways with them after last season.Cincinnati went a different route, getting left tackle Cordy Glenn from Buffalo last year and signing right tackle Bobby Hart, who got an extension after last season. The Bengals also drafted center Billy Price from Ohio State with their first pick last year.Williams gives them some options for next season. They could move Glenn to guard or use Williams at a spot other than left tackle at the outset.“That’s fine,” Williams said on a conference call. “Hey, they picked me.”Williams has never been to Cincinnati, but he’s aware of the team’s transition on offense. The Bengals are working under their fourth offensive coordinator in five years. Taylor, who was the Rams‘ quarterbacks coach, plans to call the plays.“With coach Taylor being an offensive-minded guy and all the success he’s had with teams, I’m impressed with that,” Williams said. “I want to be part of that Anthony Nelson Jersey , the new-look Bengals.”The Bengals finished 26th on offense last season, a year after finishing last in the league. Dalton missed the last five games with a torn ligament in his right thumb, and receiver A.J. Green missed seven games with an injured toe. Both have fully recovered.Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was available when the Bengals picked at No. 11. Washington took him with the 15th overall pick.Cincinnati still desperately needs a linebacker after releasing Burfict last month, a turning point for the franchise. Burfict had a subpar season that included another suspension and various injuries. He had no interceptions or sacks in seven games, prompting the Bengals to finally part ways.The defense was so atrocious that head coach Marvin Lewis fired coordinator Teryl Austin midway through the season and assumed the duties himself. A 6-10 finish — Cincinnati’s third straight without a winning record — led to Lewis’ ouster after 16 seasons in Cincinnati. Neither Jesus Aguilar nor Bud Norris wanted to let their team down.

Aguilar succeeded twice.

Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.

Both teams got just three hits. The benches and bullpens briefly cleared in the eighth after Eric Sogard slid into St. Louis shortstop Yairo Munoz, who caught a wide throw on a bunt play in the eighth.

Norris (3-2) started the ninth for the Cardinals by striking out Travis Shaw. But, Aguilar followed with an opposite-field drive to right for his 16th home run.

”Don’t get a strikeout. Don’t get a strikeout,” Aguilar said about digging in against Norris. ”That’s why I was kind of overaggressive, I think. I got lucky to hit that pitch.”

Norris Jeffery Simmons Jersey , speaking in front of his locker in the subdued Cardinals clubhouse, owned up to the mistake.

”I yanked one pitch, and he hit it,” Norris said. ”That’s the game.”

It was another tough loss for the Cardinals, who have lost nine of the last 12.

”Watching them walk us off, that’s hard,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. ”Jack did everything he could possibly do.”

Corey Knebel (1-0) pitched the ninth for the NL Central leaders.

With one out in the seventh, Aguilar drove an 83 mph slider from Flaherty into the Brewers’ bullpen in left, where reliever Jeremy Jeffress caught the ball on the fly. A woman who was knitting – it appeared to be crochet, actually – in the front row behind home plate barely flinched as Aguilar connected.

”He got that ball almost off the ground Nate Davis Jersey ,” catcher Yadier Molina said. ”We’ve got to give him some credit.”

Aguilar tipped his cap to Flaherty.

”He was dominating the strike zone tonight, and I think we got lucky,” he said. ”We tied the game in the moment. It’s a new game, and we’re moving forward, thinking we’re going to win this game.”

Flaherty matched a career high by striking out 13 in seven innings, allowing just one hit. The Cardinals played stellar defense behind him after giving up six unearned runs with a season-high four errors in Thursday’s 11-3 loss to Milwaukee. Munoz robbed Jonathan Villar of a base hit in the fifth with a nice running backhand stab of a liner tailing away from him.

”That was unbelievable,” Molina said of Flaherty’s performance. ”Good pitching, good effort. Everything was working for him. We didn’t hit enough to get him the win tonight.”

Matt Carpenter walked, advanced on a sacrifice by Harrison Bader and scored on Marcell Ozuna’s liner up the middle in the third.

Brewers starter Junior Guerra allowed one run and three hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in five-plus innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: INF Paul DeJong (left hand fracture) took batting practice and is anxious to return. ”It looked like he didn’t miss a beat, but we’re going to have to slow down and make sure we’re following the program Tytus Howard Jersey ,” manager Mike Matheny said.

Brewers: LF Ryan Braun missed his second consecutive game after receiving a cryotherapy injection in his troublesome right thumb Wednesday in Los Angeles. … LHP Wade Miley (right oblique strain) made a rehab start for Double-A Biloxi. He went two innings and allowed a run on three hits and struck out three.

QUOTABLE

Each team struck out 15 times and each one seemed to bring consternation with plate umpire Tim Timmons.

”When the pitchers keep putting the balls on the corners, there’s going to be some disagreements,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ”There were a lot of balls put on corners tonight.”

YOU’RE GONE

Tommy Pham, batting second, was ejected by Timmons after Pham took a called third strike in the first. He continued to bark about it from the dugout before being tossed for the first time in his career. Bader replaced Pham in center field.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (7-2, 2.69 ERA) makes his third start against the Brewers this season. He won 8-4 in his Cardinals debut on April 2.

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (5-6, 4.54 ERA) makes his second start this season against the Cardinals. He is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 10 career outings, including a no-decision April 3 at Miller Park.

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