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“I stunk,” [Ludwick] said. “I stunk the entire game. I felt like I had a thousand chances to win the game. I finally did it on 1,001st. Every time I got up, there were runners in scoring position and less than two outs. I stunk. I’m glad I got the job done in the 14th.”That was a very, very long game.
In a game that took 5 hours and 22 minutes to play, the Cincinnati Reds finally came away with a win after a grueling 14-inning affair.
The Reds had plenty of chances to win the game, but it took until the bottom of the 14th. Devin Mesoraco lead off the inning with a screaming line drive that my tired eyes were hoping would just clear the wall. It didn’t, but it put the winning run on with no outs. Brandon Phillips reached next when he hit a ball that the catcher fielded. The catcher attempted to throw Mesoraco out at 2nd, but the throw was late. With 2 on and no outs, Chris Heisey showed bunt for the first two pitches before lining out to left field.
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ryan Ludwick's simple grounder ended the Reds' longest game of the season. No such reprieve for the Pittsburgh Pirates, whose misery goes on.
Ludwick drove in the winning run with a two-out infield single in the 14th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a marathon 4-3 victory Monday night that handed the fading Pirates their fourth straight loss.
Ryan Ludwick drove in the winning run with a two-out infield single in the 14th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a marathon 4-3 victory Monday night that handed the fading Pittsburgh Pirates their fourth straight loss.
Rick VandenHurk (0-1), who was called up before the game, started the 14th and gave up a single by Devin Mesoraco. Brandon Phillips reached when the Pirates...
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has accused an unidentified Pittsburgh Pirates player of making racist comments towards him during a game Monday.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was angered by an alleged racial remark from an unnamed opponent during Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Phillips didn’t clarify who made the alleged comment or reveal the contents during the eight inning of the 14-inning game in Cincinnati. After the game, Phillips tweeted, “#RealTalk ... Not really surprised...
This came to my attention this morning after reading a piece on Getting Blanked by Dustin Parkes, where he noted that Brandon Phillips of the Reds accused a mystery Pirate of racism during Monday's game between the two teams. After the game, Phillips tweeted this out:
#RealTalk... Not really surprised by what I heard come outta another player's mouth tonite but...
The Reds looked to put their poor weekend showing against Houston behind them when they played host to the Pirates on Monday. Well, it may have come harder and may have taken longer than expected, but Cincy (85-57) did just that by edging out Pittsburgh (72-68), 4-3, in a 14-inning affair that lasted nearly five and a half hours to complete.
Andrew McCutchen kicked...
The Reds dodge some extra-inning bullets and won a fourteen-inning thriller by a score of 3-2 over the Pirates last night at Great American Ball Park. Ryan Ludwick ended the game with a walk-off infield single. It was the fourth consecutive game that manager Dusty Baker gave the start in center field to Chris Heisey over the slumping Drew Stubbs. Heisey homered and his now hitting .287.
The Cincinnati Reds took another game from the Pirates last night in a 5-3 win at Great American Ball Park. Brandon Phillips led the way with a home run and two RBI while continuing his stellar play in the field. Trade deadline pickup Jonathan Broxton recorded the save instead of normal closer Aroldis Chapman who will miss some games to address fatigue issues in this pitching arm.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips says he's happy and ready to move on after talking to Pirates reliever Jared Hughes about a comment he thought he overheard.
Hughes hit Phillips in the leg during Cincinnati's 4-3 win in 14 innings on Monday night. Phillips picked up the ball and tossed it toward the mound before heading to first base. Phillips thought he heard Hughes...
The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't very good at winning game anymore, but their star player at least knows how to broker peace. The Pirates lost their fifth game in a row and for the 22nd time in their last 31 games Tuesday night, dropping a 5-3 decision at Cincinnati. Though the Pirates' freefall continues, they at least avoided a possibly ugly situation. Pirates rookie reliever...
A day after furiously writing on Twitter that a Pirates player had said something racist to him during Monday’s game, Brandon Phillips proclaimed that he had no issue with Jared Hughes and that the two had sorted out matters.
Hughes hit Phillips with a pitch in the eighth inning of Monday’s game, and the two appeared to exchange words as Phillips headed to first.
Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Jared Hughes thought the issue of his alleged racial remark had been resolved when he had a telephone conversation with Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, but he felt a need to defend himself after hearing Phillips repeat his accusation on television, according to CBSSports.com. "I didn't say those things,'' Hughes told CBSSports...
The Pittsburgh Pirates want to make it clear once and for all -- Pirates reliever Jared Hughes did not make a racial comment toward Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.
The issue flared anew Wednesday after Phillips and Hughes seemingly had made peace during a cell-phone conversation that took place after Phillips said an unnamed Pirates player had said something racist...
The Pirates fell again Tuesday night, this time in a more non-descript fashion…but still close enough to be frustrating. A couple mistakes in the field did them in as the Reds prevailed 5-3.
Kevin Correia wasn’t too bad, although he allowed a homer to Brandon Phillips on a total meatball for the first pitch of the game. The Phillips homer tied the game at one, since Alex Presley...