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Dusty Baker missed the Cincinnati Reds' division-clinching win. He watched Homer Bailey's no-hitter on TV.
Back for his first full day on the job Monday after recovering from a mini-stroke in Chicago, the veteran manager takes it as a sign there'll be more good news ahead.
The Reds were 7-4 under bench coach Chris Speier and were tied with the Washington Nationals for the NL's best record at 96-63. They'd have to finish a game ahead of Washington to get home-field advantage because the Nationals won the season series 5-2.
Also motivational could be the chance to deny the St. Louis Cardinals the second NL wild card with a strong showing in the final series of the regular season.
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ST. LOUIS Not even a stroke could scare the unflappable Dusty Baker.
Hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat nearly two weeks ago, Baker was literally moments from be released when he suffered a mini-stroke. And the timing may haves saved his life.
The Reds manager returned to the dugout Monday night for their game against the St. Louis Cardinals after missing 11 games.
Dusty Baker is going to rejoin the Cincinnati Reds in St. Louis after missing 11 games because of a mini-stroke, and he will manage the team during the final series of the regular season.
Interim manager Chris Speier said Baker will meet the Reds in St. Louis on Sunday night after their game in Pittsburgh. Cincinnati opens a three-game series against the Cardinals on Monday.
Dusty's return was one of the
few brights spots on the night
Monday marked the return of Dusty Baker to the Cincinnati dugout, but his return was spoiled somewhat by defeat. The Cardinals (87-73) inched one step closer to clinching a playoff berth by knocking off the Reds (96-64) by a score of 4-2 on Monday night.
St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia evened up his...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dusty Baker is going to rejoin the Cincinnati Reds in St. Louis after missing 11 games because of a mini-stroke, and he will manage the team during the final series of the regular season.
Interim manager Chris Speier said Baker will meet the Reds in St. Louis on Sunday night after their game in Pittsburgh. Cincinnati opens a three-game series against the Cardinals...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was back on the job after having a mini-stroke 10 days ago. "I always had a pretty good perspective on things," he said. "Now, this makes me feel more appreciative of things, my family. I feel truly blessed to be in the hospital when I had a mini-stroke. You can't get any more blessed than that. They way I look it, it's...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker will be back on the job Monday when the team opens the final series of the year in St. Louis. "Dusty is doing well," acting manager Chris Speier said. "He sends his best. I think everybody has to understand I'm just following suit. It hasn't been easy to take over something when you've got the mainstay of your organization...
Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker returned to the Reds dugout on Monday in St. Louis to resume his managerial duties after missing 11 games while he was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat and a mini-stroke. Baker looked fit when he faced reporters prior to Monday's game. "I always had a pretty good perspective on things, but now it just makes me feel more appreciative...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL division series against San Francisco.
Cueto went 19-9 this season with a 2.78 ERA.
The first two games in the best-of-five series will be played Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco.
Baker also indicated that Bronson Arroyo (12-10, 3.74 ERA) will likely start...
The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of locking up a second consecutive trip to the postseason.
While the Cincinnati Reds have long since clinched, they're running out of time to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Winners of 11 of 14, the Cardinals look to keep rolling Tuesday night as they continue a three-game set against...
Let it be said, let it be written. The Reds path with destiny will go through San Francisco.
Before the season began, I had a premonition that the Reds would make the NLCS. Early in the season, I had the Reds losing to an NL West team (Giants or Dodgers, and I eventually decided on the Giants) in the NLCS. Today I sat in my office and I thought long and hard about how my premonition...
Cueto will anchor the rotation yet again
The Redlegs have officially announced their rotation for the National League Division Series.
It had been rumored that the 3-man rotation would consist of Johnny Cueto in Game One, Bronson Arroyo in Game Two, and Mat Latos in Game Three. Dusty Baker confirmed those suspicions on Tuesday.
“We’ve been planning this for a while...
With one game to go, the Cincinnati Reds are tied for the best record in the National League. Normally, that's a very, very good thing.
After keeping the St. Louis Cardinals' magic number at one for the second NL wild card with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night, manager Dusty Baker isn't so sure.
''We don't know if it's going to be advantageous to get first...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With one game to go, the Cincinnati Reds are tied for the best record in the National League. Normally, that's a very, very good thing.
After doing their best to keep St. Louis from clinching a playoff spot by beating the Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night, manager Dusty Baker isn't so sure.
"We don't know if it's going to be advantageous to get...