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Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the slumping Cincinnati Reds on a rain-soaked Thursday night.
With the score tied at 3, Reds reliever Sean Marshall (4-4) walked Anthony Rizzo. Just as the skies cleared up, Soriano cracked a two-run shot to center field off Logan Ondrusek.
Shawn Camp (3-5) pitched a perfect eighth for the win and Carlos Marmol worked the ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances.
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart homered for Cincinnati after the start was delayed by rain for 1 hour, 20 minutes. The NL Central leaders lost their fifth straight but remained 2 1/2 games ahead of second-place Pittsburgh.
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It’s the second edition of the player power rankings. The Reds are 3-4 since last week, including all four losses in a row going into tonight’s game with the Cubs. Almost everyone seems to have cooled off, which should have been expected, leaving most Reds fans yearning for the return of Joey Votto. Who can blame them? We’ve been without him long enough. Hopefully,...
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the slumping Cincinnati Reds on a rain-soaked Thursday night.
With the score tied at 3, Reds reliever Sean Marshall (4-4) walked Anthony Rizzo. Just as the skies cleared up, Soriano cracked a two-run shot to center field off Logan...
It's always been my favorite play, the play at the plate.
When Starlin Castro blasted one off the wall with Darwin Barney on 2nd and Anthony Rizzo on first, you knew it was gonna happen.Not really that big an explosion, but if I'm Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco I'd be thinking about lots of stuff including Rizzo's size, the collision that's about to happen, holding...
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Despite a great season, the Cincinnati Reds were recently swept and second baseman Brandon Phillips hilariously responded to a question about losing on Twitter.
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What looked to be a favorable stretch for the Cincinnati Reds has been anything but easy.
The Reds will try to avoid a sixth straight loss Friday when they continue their series against the Chicago Cubs.
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The Reds wasted a lovely start by Mat Latos yesterday afternoon to notch their fourth loss in a row.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker is giving slumping outfielder Jay Bruce a couple days off.
Bruce hit .213 in July and is batting .200 in August. He's hitless in his last 12 at-bats with seven strikeouts.
Baker said Friday the slump is "like being in quicksand" and called the time off a "last resort."
Even with Bruce slumping and slugger Joey...
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Louisville lost 4-3. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Didi Gregorius went 1-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run.
Neftali Soto went 2-4.
Felix Perez went 1-2 with a walk.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-1.
Sean Gallagher allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 7 walks and no strikeouts. Not sure I have seen that before.
He's close to 145.
Toledo 8 Louisville 4
Bats (47-72), 3rd place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Pedro Villarreal (L 3-9, 4.12) allowed four earned runs, three earned, in 4.1 innings to take the loss. Travis Webb threw a scoreless inning.
-3B Henry Rodriguez drove in a run. RF Felix Perez went 2-3, with a solo home run (4) and two runs scored. C Brian Peacock...
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