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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto emerged from his deep slump with a single and a two-run homer Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had another starting pitcher get hurt.
The NL West leaders lost Chris Capuano to a mild groin strain in the second inning, when he grimaced on a pitch to Zack Cozart. Already this week, the Dodgers had to push Hyun-Jin Ryu back from a scheduled start because of a sore back.
Mike Leake (12-6) emerged from his recent slump, helping the Reds get their fourth win in their last five games. Leake allowed five hits, including Hanley Ramirez's two-run homer, in 7 2-3 innings.
Aroldis Chapman, pitching for the fourth day in a row, fanned three in the ninth for his 35th save in 40 chances.
The third-place Reds kept their momentum going from a successful series against the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race. The Pirates, Cardinals and Reds are all in good position to reach the playoff...
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Billy Hamilton's legs have guided the Reds to victory yet again.
After Ryan Ludwick led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single, Dusty Baker called upon the speedy Hamilton to pinch run. And run is exactly what the 22-year-old phenom did.
For the fourth time this week, Hamilton entered a game as a pinch runner and promptly...
On Saturday, the Reds unveiled a statue just outside Great American Ball Park made in the likeness of Hall of Fame second basemen Joe Morgan, thus honoring one of the best players to ever play for the franchise. The statue depicts Morgan, who swiped 689 bases during his illustrious 22-year big league career, 406 of those coming in a Reds uniform, breaking out of his stance for...
The NL West leaders have a new concern about their pitching staff.
Dodgers left-hander Chris Capuano strained his groin on a pitch Friday night, forcing him out of the game in the second inning. The Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 3-2 win behind Joey Votto, who emerged from a slump with a single and a two-run homer.
Capuano got hurt on his 32nd pitch, grimacing after a delivery to...
Dodgers fans won't see Matt Kemp in action anytime soon.
On the day the team welcome Yasiel Puig back to the lineup vs. the Reds on Prime Ticket, manager Don Mattingly said Kemp's rehab has been slowed by tightness in his right hamstring and has been shut down "indefinitely."
"At some point we run out of time," Mattingly told reporters before Friday...
It's been an interesting week for the Cincinnati Reds.
One day after Wednesday's extra inning debacle, Dusty Baker and his troops rebounded to triumph over the St.Louis Cardinals in a must-win game. Shaking off the effects of "buntgate" and all the negativity that came with it, the Reds also received some positive news on the injury front. Long maligned hurlers...
Things are looking bleak for Matt Kemp’s 2013 season.
Kemp has nursing injury after injury all season, and now it seems like things are nearing the end of the road, as the Dodgers have indefinitely shut him down.
Kemp has been rehabbing in Single-A from a sprained ankle he suffered in late July, and now it’s his hamstring that’s nagging him.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly...
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is being recognized for his work off the field. He's the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award in recognition of his community work.
Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute to their communities and are strong role models for young people.
At 25, Kershaw...
For the first time in his Major League career Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pitched for the fourth day in a row on Friday closing out a 3-2 win over the Dodgers for his 35th save of the season.
Manager Dusty Baker said on Saturday that it was by design to have Chapman logging more and more appearances as the season winds down.
"He could have gone four days before but we were...
The Los Angeles Dodgers once again kept outfielder Yasiel Puig out of yesterday's starting lineup as he continues to recover from discomfort behind his right knee. However, manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com -- that the rookie was available to pinch-hit, and Puig did wind up coming to the plate during a pivotal point in Thursday's contest...
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been shut down "indefinitely" after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring while on a minor league rehab assignment. He missed more than three weeks with a right hamstring problem earlier this season.
Kemp 28 is currently on the DL with an ankle sprain. He was expected to rejoin the team earlier this week but his rehab assignment...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Cincinnati Reds this weekend in what marks the Dodgers’ first matchup with a team in playoff contention since their three game set with the Boston Red Sox two weeks ago.
After a bleak effort put forth against the Red Sox, where the Dodgers dropped two of the three games, they are looking to...
This may not be a player update, but it's fantastic news. Major League Baseball has taken steps to help rid the world of cancer perhaps more than any other professional sport. As such, news such as what Mark Berry of the Cincinnati Reds received is incredibly important. Berry, who had been battling, throat cancer, says he is cancer-free.
According to Mark Sheldon of...
Friday provided no rest for the Reds. Fresh off a series win over division rival St. Louis they opened up a home series against division-leading LA. Mike Leake overcame a rocky start, Joey Votto snapped out of a slump, and Aroldis Chapman continued his dominance out of the pen as Cincinnati brought down a close win and cut a game off their deficit behind division-leading Pittsburgh.
The Los Angeles Dodgers got another solid start from Zack Greinke and a big home run by Yasiel Puig.
This time, it wasn't enough.
Brian Wilson picked up his first loss with Los Angeles when Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning and scored on Todd Frazier's game-ending single, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 victory on Saturday.
Ryan Ludwick opened the Cincinnati...
Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning to set up Todd
Frazier's game-winning single, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Saturday.