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Los Angeles Dodgers
The Cardinals managed to win in Chicago in the early afternoon, pressuring the Reds to win at home to clinch the NL Central today. Cincinnati celebrated the NL Central title as the Reds improved their record to 92-60 and the Dodgers fall to 78-73. Reds fans across the country were able to watch Mat Latos and the Reds win the division on the nationally televised Fox broadcast. Cincinnati was strong in the field and at the plate. Stand-in skipper Chris Speier left Drew Stubbs and his .214 AVG on the bench, opting to start Chris Heisey in center field and Xavier Paul in left field. Stubbs came in as a pinch runner in the seventh inning and would take his position in centerfield, with Heisey shifting over to left, in the eighth inning. The Reds were assertive at the plate, applying pressure throughout the game to Stephen Fife and the five other pitchers the Dodgers used. Here's the good, the bad, and the notables from tonight's clinch:The Good:+Latos was in full control on th...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Jay Bruce & Aroldis Chapman are elated with joy
Mat Latos getting soaked with suds
Team picture time
2012 NL Central Champs
Zack Cozart hones in on the hardware
Bronson Arroyo sipping on the sweet taste of victory
Joey Votto gives the hometown fans a thumbs up for their support
Photos courtesy of Tom Uhlman...
From the Reds...
CINCINNATI (Sept. 22, 2012) – The Cincinnati Reds and Great American Ball Park retail and food service partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice are extending hours of the Reds Team Shop by Majestic to help fans celebrate the team’s 2012 National League Central Division title, clinched this evening with a win over the Dodgers.
The team shop...
There were high expectations entering the 2012 season for Mat Latos. Most of those expectations were derived from the cost it took to acquire him. Many thought the Reds gave up too much for the right-hander when the team shipped four players (Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal, Edinson Volquez, Brad Boxberger) for his services back in December. Others were concerned with how...
The Cincinnati Reds partied in the clubhouse following their 2012 NL Central win.The Cincinnati Reds started the game with a magic number of 1. All they needed was for the Chicago Cubs to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals or to win their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs were the Cubs and lost in extras, which meant the Reds were going to have to take care of...
Bonus notes from our MLB on Fox broadcast of the Reds' clincher against the Dodgers on Saturday ...
As I wrote Friday , the Reds are better than when they won the 2010 NL Central title, mostly because of improvements to their rotation and bullpen.
Reds right fielder Jay Fielder goes even further.
"It's not even close," Bruce says. "We are much more experienced...
Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs.
The 63-year-old manager disclosed his condition to his players on Tuesday before the start of a series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Bench coach Chris Speier...
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) -- The Reds' Mr. Clinch got their championship party started on the second try.
Jay Bruce's 34th homer put the Reds ahead to stay, and they made good on their second chance to win the NL Central title by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 on Saturday without Dusty Baker.
The 63-year-old manager spent another day in a Chicago hospital getting treated for...
The Cincinnati Reds became the first team to secure a playoff spot and a division title seems inevitable.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' chance of winning their division is bleak and they're running out of time in the wild-card race.
The Reds, who hope to have manager Dusty Baker back in the dugout, could have a shot at clinching the NL Central in Friday night's series opener...
Bronson Arroyo threw 8 innings of 1-run baseball, as well as driving in the team’s lone run.The Cincinnati Reds had their first chance to win their division last night, thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals choking at the last minute against the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately, the Reds’ offense was not up to the challenge.
Bronson Arroyo had another nice start, this time going 8 innings...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A day after clinching a title, the Reds got their manager back for a few minutes.
Dusty Baker was released from a Chicago hospital on Sunday and made it home before the start of Cincinnati's 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He briefly visited players in the clubhouse after batting practice and went home for some rest.
"I thought he looked great,...
After a fifteen year absence from postseason play the Cincinnati Reds have clinched their second division championship in three years. Mat Latos was in control Saturday with eight shutout innings before giving way to an Aroldis Chapman "tune-up" in the ninth. Offensively Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips crushed solo homers before a three run eight inning rally blew open the game.
You get the feeling the Reds were out partying a little too late after clinching the division, based on their performance last night. It was the rubber game against the Dodgers, and the Reds were actually hanging in there for a while. But in the end, 3 Joey Votto walks and a Denis Phipps home run were not enough.
The game was a must-win for the Dodgers who are still in...
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...
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