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Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as Cincinnati's cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single Wednesday night, rallying the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
They've split the first two games of the first interleague series to open a season.
Votto's first hit of the season off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) deflected off the glove of first baseman Albert Pujols and rolled into the outfield, allowing Shin-Soo Choo to score from second base. Choo reached when he was hit by a pitch and advanced on a sacrifice.
Votto had been 0 for 6 heading into the decisive at-bat.
Phillips moved into the cleanup spot because of Ryan Ludwick's injury and hit the Reds' first homer of the season. He connected for a three-run shot against C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning, when Cincinnati sent nine batters to the plate for four runs.
Left-hander Aroldis Chapman (1-0) walked one in the ninth, throwing a 99 ...
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The Reds will be without left fielder and clean-up hitter Ryan Ludwick for a while, as the club announced Tuesday that they will place him on the 15-day disabled list. A corresponding move will be announced prior to Wednesday's Opening Night game against the Angels.
Ludwick is slated to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder. The 34-year...
Here is the Louisville Bats official roster, at least as of 10am this morning when the Bats sent it out.
Wilkin De La Rosa
Rejoice, Reds fans. The day we have all been waiting for is finally here. Opening Day is upon us and it promises to be the first chapter of another fantastic season of Reds baseball.
The Reds will kick off their 2013 campaign by hosting Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels at Great American Ball Park Monday afternoon. First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. and will feature a pair...
Ryan Ludwick dislocated his shoulder yesterday. That is certainly a different injury than a separated shoulder. The injury is almost guaranteed to lead to a trip to the DL for Ludwick, the question is how long. I have been asked several times in the three hours since the injury was announced, so I will just address it here.
No matter how long of a trip Ludwick is expected to see...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds made their final bullpen moves on Sunday, sending right-handed relievers Logan Ondrusek and Jose Arredondo to the minors.
Ondrusek, who struggled with his control during spring training, was optioned to Double-A Pensacola. Arredondo, who appeared in 66 games last season, was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds chose to keep left-hander Manny...
Manager: Jose Nieves
Pitching Coach: Tony Fossas
Hitting Coach: Alex Pelaez
This Dayton Dragons team could be the most talented among the full season teams to begin the season. They have eight of my Top 40 Prospects on the team to begin the season, including the top pitcher.
The starting rotation is full of potential, led by the top pitching prospect in the organization...
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding into third base during the season opener and will need surgery, leaving the defending NL Central champions without one of their main run producers for an uncertain period.
The team didn't project how long Ludwick will be out.
Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder on a headfirst slide in the third...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defending NL Central champions are hoping that their extra-long opening day loss doesn't affect their lineup well into the season.
Left fielder Ryan Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder during a 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, giving them a big worry only one game into the season.
Ludwick's hand stuck in the dirt on his headfirst...
CINCINNATI Josh Hamilton keeps running into fans around his Cincinnati hotel the last couple of days and they convey the same message to him.We wish you still played for the Cincinnati Reds, they tell him.He smiles and answers back, Then why did you trade me?The fans didnt trade him, it was the Reds, the team that rescued him from a life filled with syringes and drug-induced lost...
CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips wasnt wearing a pointy hat with moons and stars on it as he stood in front of a media conference before Opening Day.He should have. He proved to be quite the wizard, quite the reader of the future.The Grand Plan all spring was for Phillips to bat second in the Cincinnati Reds batting order for the entire 2013 season.Asked about it, he said prophetically...