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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Matt Kemp's two-out single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Friday night that denied the Cincinnati Reds on their first chance to clinch the NL Central.
The Dodgers won for only the fifth time in 15 games and moved two games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild card. They also trail Milwaukee by a half-game in the wild-card race.
Cincinnati was trying to lock up its second division title in three years without manager Dusty Baker, still in a Chicago hospital. The 63-year-old Baker was hospitalized on Wednesday with an irregular heartbeat.
The Dodgers loaded the bases in the 10th off Sam LeCure (3-3), who hit Elian Herrera to open the inning. First baseman Joey Votto tried for a forceout on A.J. Ellis' sacrifice, but skipped his throw and both runners were safe. After Nick Punto's bunt, Mark Ellis walked to load the bases.
Sean Marshall fanned Andre Ethier and got ahead 0-2 in the count to Kemp...
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After today’s loss, the Dodgers find themselves three games back of the Cardinals in the chase for the second Wild Card spot. They’re also a half game behind the Brewers, which is a significant reason their playoff odds now sit below 10% and are edging closer to 5% with every game they don’t gain ground.
Despite that, the Dodgers are considering gambling with ace Clayton Kershaw...
Matt Kemp's two-out single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Friday night that denied the Cincinnati Reds on their first chance to clinch the NL Central.
The Dodgers won for only the fifth time in 15 games and moved two games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild card. They also trail Milwaukee by a half-game in the wild...
Fact: The Cincinnati Reds will clinch the National League Central Division by weekend's end. When and how they do it remains to be seen.
Since we're on the subject of clinching, I thought it would be fun to reminisce about the last time the Redlegs were in this situation.
The date was September 28, 2010, and the opponent was the *cough* Houston Astros. The game was...
The Redlegs clinched the NL Central with their shutout victory (6-0) over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Here's some notable quotes regarding the momentous occasion:
“He’s doing well. The report is they want to keep him just one more day, make sure everything is fine before they release him. Just another day of rest, away from you guys and this whole situation...
Baseball has a 162 game season for a reason. Yet, we often forget that. We get caught up in the excitement and story lines that catch our attention early in the year. I'm a victim of this, you're a victim of this, and it's part of the magic of baseball. Take the Los Angeles Dodgers, for instance. They started the year out so hot, everyone thought they'...
Reds manager Dusty Baker is staying in a Chicago hospital for another day to treat an irregular heartbeat.
The 63-year-old manager was hospitalized Wednesday because of the heart problem that he's had for some time. He's missed the last three games as Cincinnati closed in on its second NL Central title in three years.
The Reds could clinch the title with a win Saturday...
Reds manager Dusty Baker remained in a Chicago-area hospital Friday night. The Reds played their third game without Baker, 63, who was hospitalized Wednesday with an irregular heartbeat. Bench coach Chris Speier managed again Friday in their 3-1, 10-inning loss to the Dodgers. "Bottom line, I'm worried," Speier said. "You have your good, good close friend that...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart considered what it would be like to celebrate a division title without the manager who made it possible. It wouldn't be nearly so satisfying without Dusty Baker doing some dousing.
The Reds missed a third straight game on Friday because of problems caused by an irregular heartbeat. Doctors in Chicago advised him to spend one more...
With today's 5-3 victory in Chicago over the Cubs, the Reds were able to:
+ Sweep the series.
+ Be the first team in MLB to clinch a playoff spot.
+ Trim their magic number to clinch the National League Central to two.
+ Allow Johnny Cueto to become the first Reds pitcher to win 18 games or more in a season since Pete Schourek in 1995.
+ Put themself in great...
Dusty Baker was missing when the Cincinnati Reds became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot. The main man in the dugout was sidelined Thursday for a second straight game after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
''Obviously we won the last two games for him. We have him in our thoughts, but we got good news on his update,'' reliever Sean...
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The Nationals are fighting to maintain the lead in the NL East and top spot in the NL for the playoffs, so they can hardly afford mistakes by their players, much less ones by the umpires. But that’s what they dealt with on Wednesday night.
The Dodgers were up 5-0 in the bottom of the 4th and had runners on second and third with two outs...
Episode 247Marc Hulet, author of the site’s organizational top-15 prospect lists and assorted other minor-league coverage, discusses four players — Tony Cingrani (Reds), Corban Joseph (Yankees), Wilmer Flores (Mets), and Daniel Vogelbach (Cubs) — and the larger concerns each raises with regard to prospect analysis generally.Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence...
The Cincinnati Reds lowered their magic number to three with their extra innings win last night over the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates lost again and have fallen to 4.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot. They are in dangerous territory and may not even finish with a winning season. The Cardinals still hold a two game lead over the Dodgers for that final Wild Card spot thanks...