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Reds starter Mike Leake struggled again Sunday.
Leake was knocked out in the fifth inning in the Colorado Rockies' 7-4 victory over Cincinnati.
Leake (11-6) allowed six runs and eight hits and struck out four in 4 1-3 innings.
In his past four starts, Leake is 1-1 with a 7.89 ERA, following a stretch where he gave up three or fewer runs in 12 of 15 starts from May 15 to Aug. 4.
''I still feel like I'm making pitches,'' Leake said. ''Just two or three mistakes per game kind of got me. Maybe in the past, when I was missing kind off the plate instead of on the plate. So that could probably be a part of it.''
Todd Helton doubled for his 2,500th career hit, Michael Cuddyer homered among his four hits and the Rockies overcame the loss of starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to win the deciding game of the series.
Helton became the 96th player in major league history to reach 2,500 hits. Cuddyer went 4 for 4 with three RBIs.
Shin-Soo Choo homered a...
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Although Brandon Phillips and beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans have apparently made amends, one civil rights organization is still upset with Phillips, manager Dusty Baker, and the team over the incident, which involved Phillips unleashing a profanity-laced and personal verbal attack on Rosecrans before Wednesday's game.
The National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance...
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There was a time in Cincinnati when many thought Edinson Volquez was going to be a star for years to come. This optimism was justified in 2008 when the right-hander posted a 17-6 record...
The wait for Billy Hamilton is over.
On Monday, a lifelong dream was realized as the Reds called up the 22-year-old outfielder from Triple-A Louisville, ending a relatively suspenseful wait for Reds fans.
Seen in the photo above is Hamilton sporting his No. 6 Reds jersey.
Hamilton made a name for himself last season when he set a single-season professional baseball record...
Hamilton swipes one of 155 bases in 2012Credit: AP/Ben Twingley
MLB September call ups (when teams can expand to beyond a 25-man roster to anyone on their 40-man roster) can always add a weapon or two to contenders, but usually aren’t game changers. The Cincinnati Reds, however, have a potential serious game changer in 22-year-old prospect OF Billy Hamilton, who was called up...
The Reds have added outfielder Billy Hamilton - one of professional baseball's fastest players - to help them try to catch the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central.
Cincinnati called up Hamilton and infielder Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville on Monday before the opener of a four-game series against St. Louis. The Reds also reinstated catcher Corky...
The Reds called up Billy Hamilton - one of professional baseball's fastest players - on Monday to help them try to catch the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central.
Cincinnati promoted the 22-year-old outfielder and infielder Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville before the opener of a four-game series against St. Louis. The Reds also reinstated catcher...
Taking another look at Ben Lively as he made his final start of the season.
Brandon Phillips tripled, homered and doubled in his first three at-bats, Greg Reynolds beat his former team for his first major league win in two years, and the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-3 on Saturday night.
Phillips scored three times, drove in two runs and just missed becoming the first Reds player to hit for the cycle since Eric Davis did it against the...
Homer Bailey finds himself on the verge of a career-high fifth consecutive win after shutting down the slumping St. Louis Cardinals last week.Manager Mike Matheny's club also had a rough time at the plate in the opener of this crucial four-game set.The Cincinnati Reds continue their playoff push as they try to inch even closer to their NL Central rivals Tuesday night at Great...
Some other time Bryan Price may have found himself getting ready to go to the mound after Mat Latos gave up back-to-back doubles including one to the pitcher. On Monday the Reds pitching coach stood firmly in the dugout as he watch Latos minimize the damage and get out of the third inning against the Cardinals having allowed only two runs despite the two doubles to start the inning...
The Cincinnati Reds missed a prime opportunity to pick up ground on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central race last week at Busch Stadium, but they at least were able to avoid a sweep as Adam Wainwright labored through his worst start of the season.
Cincinnati sends Mat Latos to the mound to oppose Wainwright as the clubs begin a crucial four-game series Monday afternoon at...
Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row Monday, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series between the NL Central rivals.
Latos (14-5) gave up four hits, including a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly by Matt Holliday, in his first complete game...
Adam Wainwright doesn't really understand what's going on with him and the Reds.
For the second start in a row, the Cardinals' top starter went to the mound looking to get his 16th victory and instead ended up just trying to make it through a few innings. Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered off him on Monday, leading Cincinnati to a 7-2 victory.
It felt as puzzling...
Reds 8, Rockies 3. With AP Photos. Juan Nicasio was in trouble right away.
He issued a four-pitch walk to Shin-Soo Choo and served up a triple to Brandon Phillips to start a 25-pitch first inning. The right-hander was gone before he could get out of the fifth.
''I don't think he got loose,'' Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. ''He used the first inning...