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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of solo homers off Homer Bailey on Sunday night, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that let them keep pace in the wild card race.
The Dodgers remained three games behind St. Louis and a half-game behind Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. All three won on Sunday.
The Dodgers have dropped 11 of their last 17 games. They're off Monday before starting a three-game series in San Diego. The Dodgers finish the season with six games at home -- three against Colorado, three against NL West-champion San Francisco.
The Reds rested several regulars a day after clinching their second NL Central title in three years. Manager Dusty Baker briefly visited the players in the clubhouse after his release from a Chicago hospital, where he was treated the last four days for an irregular heartbeat.
The 63-year-old manager became ill while the team was in Chicago last week. The Reds won the title without hi...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jay Bruce & Aroldis Chapman are elated with joy
Mat Latos getting soaked with suds
Team picture time
2012 NL Central Champs
Zack Cozart hones in on the hardware
Bronson Arroyo sipping on the sweet taste of victory
Joey Votto gives the hometown fans a thumbs up for their support
Photos courtesy of Tom Uhlman...
From the Reds...
CINCINNATI (Sept. 22, 2012) – The Cincinnati Reds and Great American Ball Park retail and food service partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice are extending hours of the Reds Team Shop by Majestic to help fans celebrate the team’s 2012 National League Central Division title, clinched this evening with a win over the Dodgers.
The team shop...
The Cincinnati Reds partied in the clubhouse following their 2012 NL Central win.The Cincinnati Reds started the game with a magic number of 1. All they needed was for the Chicago Cubs to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals or to win their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs were the Cubs and lost in extras, which meant the Reds were going to have to take care of...
Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs.
The 63-year-old manager disclosed his condition to his players on Tuesday before the start of a series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Bench coach Chris Speier...
Bonus notes from our MLB on Fox broadcast of the Reds' clincher against the Dodgers on Saturday ...
As I wrote Friday , the Reds are better than when they won the 2010 NL Central title, mostly because of improvements to their rotation and bullpen.
Reds right fielder Jay Fielder goes even further.
"It's not even close," Bruce says. "We are much more experienced...
Despite reports that he might not pitch again this season because of a hip injury, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was scheduled to start Sunday night's game against the Reds. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly initially had named Aaron Harang to start Sunday's game in Kershaw's place, but Kershaw is now expected to pitch after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session on...
The Dodgers are in desperate need of wins, as they trailed St. Louis by three games for the second National League wild card spot with just 10 games remaining entering play on Sunday. But their decision to start ailing ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday against the Reds wasn't one of desperation, but rather a calculated move. Kershaw has an impingement in his right hip, but after...
Dodgers Still In Wild Card Hunt But Injuries Adding Up
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds' Mr. Clinch got their championship party started on the second try.
Jay Bruce's 34th homer put the Reds ahead to stay, and they made good on their second chance to win the NL Central title by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 on Saturday without Dusty Baker.
The 63-year-old manager spent another day in a Chicago hospital getting treated for...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A day after clinching a title, the Reds got their manager back for a few minutes.
Dusty Baker was released from a Chicago hospital on Sunday and made it home before the start of Cincinnati's 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He briefly visited players in the clubhouse after batting practice and went home for some rest.
"I thought he looked great,...
Bronson Arroyo threw 8 innings of 1-run baseball, as well as driving in the team’s lone run.The Cincinnati Reds had their first chance to win their division last night, thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals choking at the last minute against the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately, the Reds’ offense was not up to the challenge.
Bronson Arroyo had another nice start, this time going 8 innings...
After a fifteen year absence from postseason play the Cincinnati Reds have clinched their second division championship in three years. Mat Latos was in control Saturday with eight shutout innings before giving way to an Aroldis Chapman "tune-up" in the ninth. Offensively Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips crushed solo homers before a three run eight inning rally blew open the game.
While they're still trying to finish with the NL's best record, the Cincinnati Reds are also focused on trying to get their players some rest before the postseason.
Their next opponent can't afford to take a break.
The Milwaukee Brewers will try to bolster their faint postseason hopes by ending their recent struggles in Cincinnati during a three-game series that begins...
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw could potentially start tomorrow night against the Cincinnati Reds. This news coming after Kershaw saw hip specialist, Dr. Bryan Kelly, in New York on Tuesday this past week.
Dr. Kelly diagnosed Kershaw with what is called a hip impingement. The injury not as serious as anticipated, allowing Kershaw to come back sooner and shouldn’t require...