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Fox Sports Ohio:
The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers begin a weekend series tonight at Great American Ballpark, but the two franchises have challenged each other off the field as well.
A hashtag battle begins at Noon on Friday and continues throughout the weekend series, putting the two teams' fans against each other.
To help the Reds win, use your Twitter account and add the hashtag VoteReds to your Tweet. At the end of the weekend, the Reds and Tigers will add up the number of hashtags used and determine the winner.
What does the winner get? That's the interesting part.....
The losing team will have to support the winning team in All-Star voting on Monday. This includes changing their official team avatar on Twitter, re-Tweeting voting messages, promoting the other team's hashtag etc.
Think about it, the Tigers official Twitter account will have to spend the day supporting the Reds! But they can't do it without your help, so start Tweeting now!
Also, don't forget to go to MLB.com and vote for your favorite Reds players to be selected to go to the All-Star Game (July 10th, on FOX).
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Syracuse 2 Louisville 1 (Game 1)
-Pedro Villarreal tossed six innings of one-run baseball. Nick Christiani (L 0-3, 3.60) got only one out before allowing the winning, walk-off run to score.
-3B Willie Harris had a hit and a run scored. LF-CF Felix Perez smacked a double and drove in the only run.
Syracuse 1 Louisville 0 (Game...
CINCINNATI For most of this season, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker hasn't had to reshuffle the deck and ask for a new deal when it came to his position players.
He did lose veteran third baseball Scott Rolen to an always-lurking shoulder problem and Brandon Phillips encountered hamstring issued, but grinned, bore it and played through it.
Now, though, an issue has arisen...
Prior to his NL MVP season in 2010, there were many baseball fans who had never heard of Joey Votto. The Reds first baseman is one of the best hitters in the National League, and he’s off to a hot start once again this year even after signing a whopping 10-year, $225 million extension. In addition to a .315 career batting average, Votto’s career has also been highlighted by some...
With their first pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, the Detroit Tigers selected Jake Thompson out of Rockwell-Heath High School (Texas). The Tigers didn’t have a first-round pick because they forfeited their first round pick to the Brewers as compensation for Prince Fielder. Thompson is a 6-foot-4 right-hander and weighs in at 234 pounds. [...]
Chapman, warming up before a spring training start in Scottsdale
Is Aroldis Chapman the best pitcher in baseball?
According to the F12 Rating, he is. Chapman has a 32.960 F12, almost two full points ahead of the second ranked pitcher, Gio Gonzalez.
Dusty Baker and the Cincinnati Reds have made the hard-throwing Cuban their closer, and Chapman has excelled. His fastball famously...
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*Rod Allen raves about Asdrubal Cabrera’s glove, and he certainly makes you say ‘wow’...
6/6 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-1, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 2-1 loss. Box Score
Willie Harris went 1-3 with a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-3.
Cody Puckett went 1-3.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 1-1 with a walk.
Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3.
Thursday night was the Reds' 56th game. They've used only five starting pitchers. That's deepest the Reds gone into the season only using five since 1992. "Well, that's the secret of any winning team," Reds manager Dusty Baker said before Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh. "You have a tremendous amount of depth and there...
Detroit Tigers, 26-31, 6 games behind Chicago.
Day-to-Day injuries: 2 (Benoit, Laird). 15-Day DL: 4 (Jackson, Fister, Avila, Dirks).
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Miguel Cabrera homered, Brennan Boesch broke out of a slump with a pair of hits and Casey Crosby earned his first major league win, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 Thursday.
Cleveland nearly rallied from a 7-1 deficit but, with the Tigers leading by two, the Indians left the bases loaded in the seventh and two on in the eighth.
Detroit avoided a three...