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Rebounding from a rough stretch, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman sealed a 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday in Arlington. An utterly dominant hurler, the 25-year-old Chapman (3-3, 2.65 ERA) now has 20 saves this season. Gunning the fastest recorded pitch in MLB history at 105.1 mph, the 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman remains one of the most intimidating men on the hill. Defecting from Cuba and signing a six-year contract worth $30.25 million in January 2010, Chapman is a primary reason Cincinnati is 46-35 and contending with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League … Continue reading →
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Reds ace Johnny Cueto was forced to exit his start against the Rangers on Friday after throwing just 29 pitches due to an apparent lateral muscle injury.
The right-hander was pulled from the game after grimacing in pain on his final pitch attempt with no outs in the bottom of the second inning. Manager Dusty Baker quickly rushed to the mound and replaced Cueto with southpaw...
So, the Major League Baseball trade deadline is getting closer, which means teams are having to look in the proverbial mirror and identify areas of need.
Thankfully, the folks at ESPN have come up with an interactive way for fans to look at their team's strengths and weaknesses without doing any work at all!
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On Saturday, the Reds needed a victory in the worst way possible against the Texas Rangers, after having gone all week without ending up on the smiling side of the scoreboard.
Well, thanks to a clutch home run by catcher Devin Mesoraco in extra innings, Cincinnati finally recorded an elusive win, 6-4, over the Rangers. However, the big...
Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto is on the disabled list for the third time this season because of issues with his right lat muscle.
The Reds put their opening day starter on the DL again Saturday, a day after he left the series opener at Texas because of tightness in his upper back. Cueto threw only 29 pitches and came out one batter into the second inning Friday night.
Right-hander Mark Prior has been released from the Cincinnati Reds organization, ending his latest comeback attempt.
Prior went to spring training on a minor league contract. He had a 4.66 ERA in seven relief appearances for Triple-A Louisville, but last pitched April 21 because of a right shoulder strain.
The 32-year-old Prior last pitched in the majors in 2006, a year before...
Despite the recent woes for the Reds, the team still remains in a great position to make the playoffs. Entering play on Monday, Cincinnati boasted a strong hold of the second National League Wild Card spot, owning a 4.5 game lead over the next closest contender.
This may be music to the ears of some fans, however, others seem ready to press the panic button, as Dusty Baker'...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto is headed to the disabled list for the third time this season.
Cueto returned to Cincinnati on Saturday to be examined after leaving the series opener at Texas on Friday night because of tightness in his right lat muscle.
Manager Dusty Baker hadn't yet gotten a report about that exam before Saturday's game, but...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dusty Baker was feeling nostalgic when the Cincinnati Reds arrived at Rangers Ballpark.
Baker remembered being part of major league baseball's first regular-season interleague game, managing San Francisco to a 4-3 win at Texas on June 12, 1997. The Reds manager also had thoughts of the late Johnny Oates, his former teammate and former Rangers manager...
Cincinnati starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has left the Reds' series opener at Texas after only 29 pitches.
After Cueto threw a 1-2 pitch to Mitch Moreland leading off the second inning Friday night, catcher Devin Mesoraco went out to the mound. Cueto put the ball into the catcher's mitt.
It wasn't immediately clear why Cueto came out, but television replays showed him...
Shin-Soo Choo got the Cincinnati Reds started with a home run on the first pitch of the game Saturday night.
Devin Mesoraco's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Reds a 6-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers.
The Reds can forget about that defensive debacle in between, three errors in the third inning that led to three unearned runs for Texas and likely took...
Those darn Pirates have won 9 in a row to take a 2.0 game lead in the NLC and a 5.5 game lead on the Reds specifically. It’s hard to deal with, while the Reds have gone 3-7 in their west coast road trip. But you can indulge in a little schadenfreude by watching the Pirate Parrot fall over the railing trying to catch a foul ball.
“Foul” ball. Ha!
It’s a stretch to call this...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Mesoraco was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts before his 380-foot homer into the left-field seats off Kyle McClellan (0-1), which came right after Todd Frazier was hit by...
The Reds interleague road woes continued with a loss at Texas. They might have lost something even worse if Johnny Cueto’s newest lat stiffness takes him out of action again.
Donald Lutz had two hits in a Pensacola Blue Wahoos win on Friday night.
Major League Baseball has made a comeback on Cuban TV screens after a 52-year absence.
Sunday night's open-airwave broadcast of a complete MLB game is the first of its kind since 1961.
But early reviews are not overly enthusiastic.
For one thing, the game turned out to be a recording of a nearly two-month-old matchup between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves.