CINCINNATI (AP) -- A little extra money in the wallet? Check. Those earplugs for sleeping in the hotel? Got em.
The Cincinnati Reds hit the road on Sunday night for an unusual seven-game trip, one that has them playing two teams in the same city back-to-back.
Yes, it's going to be a New York, New York kind of week.
Cincinnati completed a brief homestand -- three games against Washington -- with a 9-6 win on Sunday, and hit the road for two games in Atlanta. Then, it's off to New York for two games against the Mets followed by three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.
Won't even have to change hotels.
"I've never done that," manager Dusty Baker said.
Few have. It'll be only the seventh time that a team played back-to-back series in the same market since interleague play started, according to STATS LLC. There are five shared major league markets -- New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and BaltimoreWashington. Interleague play made those long stays possible.