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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.
Baker got a call Friday from John Burkett, the winning pitcher for the Giants in Baker's managerial debut on April 6, 1993, at St. Louis. Burkett later pitched for the Rangers and still lives in Texas.
Baker's last trip to Rangers Ballpark was with the Giants in 2001.
Before the three-game series starting Friday night, Cincinnati's only other trip to Rangers Ballpark was in 2002, Baker's last season with the Giants.
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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Shelved on Triple-A Louisville’s disabled list since April 25 with a right shoulder strain, spent flamethrower Mark Prior was released today by the Cincinnati Reds. Signing a minor league contract with the Reds (45-34) in February, the 32-year-old Prior is physically incapable of recovering and contributing. Sitting 3.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals...
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...
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.
Zach Vincej is heading to the disabled list with an injury and other notes from the Reds system.