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Mat Latos threw eight scoreless innings, and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-0 win over All-Star Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Latos, who had been 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA since the All-Star break, allowed six hits and struck out nine for the Reds, who gained a half-game on idle Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the NL Central.
Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning for his 28th save in 32 tries to hand the Cubs their third straight home shutout loss. They have gone 32 2-3 innings without a run at Wrigley Field.
Phillips provided all the offense with his 15th homer of the season. He hit an 0-2 pitch from Wood to score Todd Frazier, who had walked.
Latos (12-3) gave the Reds bullpen a much needed rest after Cincinnati used six relievers for a combined six innings of work Sunday in a 3-2, 13-inning win over San Diego.
After Latos went eight, Chapman did the rest to give the Reds their 10th win...
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A day removed from a 13-inning game that taxed the bullpen, the Reds desperately needed a long outing out of their starting pitcher, and they got exactly what they needed thanks to Mat Latos.
Latos improved his 2013 record to 12-3 after scattering six hits and no runs over eight innings of work. The right-hander fanned nine, and did not...
I had planned to run this on Monday morning, but I hit the road and forgot to schedule the post to publish. I will have up another scouting notebook later...
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It may have taken 13 innings, but the Reds finally pulled out a win on Sunday thanks to a sacrifice fly by Joey Votto that plated Jack Hannahan, giving the team its second straight series win, and its fourth win in the past five games overall.
Offense didn't come easily for Cincinnati in the series finale against the San Diego Padres...
CINCINNATI Xavier Paul and Jack Hannahan said all of the right things Sunday. They said all of the right baseball things after the Reds pulled out a 3-2 win against San Diego in 13 innings at Great American Ball Park.
I dont believe for a second they told the whole truth. They werent lying but they couldnt have been telling the whole truth. Not with Saturday night still fresh...
The Reds rode the strength of a 4-1 week to inch up one spot in ESPN's updated batch of Major League Baseball Power Rankings on Monday.
Cincinnati came in at No. 10 on the list, just two spots below the Cardinals, who fell three places from last week.
Meanwhile, the Pirates reign at the top was short lived, as the Buccos fell to the 3rd spot due mostly in part to losing...
Former baseball great Pete Rose completely ruined his legacy over gambling, just about the worst thing you could do while being a player in the sport, at least according to the MLB, who never forgive him for his misdeeds. Many things are shunned upon in baseball, steroid use being the most popular, but players are given second chances all the time. Gambling doesn’t have that luxury.
The Reds will activate left fielder Ryan Ludwick from the disabled list on Monday in time for their game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. To make room for Ludwick on the 25-man roster, outfielder Derrick Robinson will be sent to Triple-A Louisville for the next couple of weeks.
"That was a tough decision," said manager Dusty Baker after Sunday's 3-2 win...
CINCINNATI It is the time of year when scoreboard-watching is about as prevalent as an ornithologist watching birds.And, of course, there is a similarity with Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker because he is bird-watching ever day, watching the progress or lack of progress of the St. Louis Cardinals.But the Cardinals arent the only team Baker follows because, Its no different...
Brandon Phillips remained in the No. 4 spot in the lineup Monday -- even with the return of Ryan Ludwick.
Phillips played the role of a cleanup hitter to perfection. He hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to lift the Reds to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs before a crowd of 33277 at Wrigley Field.
Phillips is showing signs of emerging from the long slump that followed...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mat Latos threw eight scoreless innings, and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-0 win over All-Star Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Latos, who had been 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA since the All-Star break, allowed six hits and struck out nine for the Reds, who gained a half-game on idle Pittsburgh...
The Cincinnati Reds made the World Series in 1961, where they lost to the New York Yankees. It was the first time they made it to the show since winning the World Series in 1940. This was before the development of the Big Red Machine teams of the late 1960s and 1970s. Former NL and AL MVP Frank Robinson was the best offensive player on that team, but one of the better players on...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have reinstated outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the 60-day disabled list before their game Monday against the Chicago Cubs.
Ludwick has been out since opening day when he tore cartilage in his right shoulder during a head-first slide into third base against the Los Angeles Angels. Ludwick had shoulder surgery and couldn't swing for three months...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 11th inning and J.J. Hoover provided terrific relief work on his 26th birthday, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night.With no outs and the bases loaded, Choo jumped on the first pitch he got from Eduardo Sanchez (0-1) and lined it into the gap in right-center. Ryan Ludwick and Devin...
The Reds go 5-1 and make up some good ground inside the division. The pitching looks good and the bats of BP and Bruce are HOT!! Plus we get 3 guys back it looks like the Reds could make a run
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In this week’s show:
Last Week 5-1
Division 4.5 Games back of Pitt(2 games closer) 1.5 Back of StL (3 better)
The Reds played long enough Tuesday night to allow the Chicago Cubs to self-destruct.
A couple of walks a wild pitch and an error loaded the bases for Shin-Soo Choo in the top of the 11th inning. Choo delivered a two-run single to lift the Reds to a 6-4 11-inning win over the Cubs before a few stranglers from the crowd of 33286 at Wrigley Field.
Choo was 0-for-4 on the night and...