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CINCINNATI Just another work day for Xavier Paul is to show up at the ballpark and be ready to do whatever Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker asks.Pinch-hit? Hes ready.Pinch-run? Hes ready.Late-inning defense? Hes ready.Hand Baker a wristband or a toothpick? Hes ready.So Sunday morning in Great American Ball Park was different for the 28-year-old Paul, a native of Sidell, La. When he walked into the clubhouse he saw his name on the lineup board.It figures. It was his first start of the 2013 season and his assignment was to face Washingtons Stephen Strasburg, one of baseballs best pitchers.But thats the way it is for extra outfielders. They take what they can get and take it with a smile and with as much optimism as they can muster.Paul made much of his opportunity on this day as the Reds smothered Strasburg and the Washington Nationals, 6-3.Paul singled his first two times up and scored a run in the first inning, then broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth with a run-scoring ground ball to ...
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The Redlegs (4-2) took the rubber match of the series Sunday by turning away the Nationals (4-2), 6-3.
It was matchup pitting two aces against one another: Washington's Stephen Strasburg vs. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto. Although the affair promised to be a pitcher's duel, it certainly didn't start out that way.
Strasburg surrendered three runs to the host Reds...
This guy’s got balls. If he misses that catch, disaster could’ve struck and really harmed his child. We’re sure his wife is not pleased either way.
But this guy wasn’t going to let that happen, as he snagged the ball with perfection, prompting cheers from those around him. H/T USA Today Sports.
Louisville won 6-4. Box Score
Jason Donald went 4-5 with 2 doubles, an RBI and a run.
Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a walk.
Mike Hessman went 0-2 with a walk and 2 RBI.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a run and a walk.
Konrad Schmidt went 1-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
Krisopher Negron went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
Chad Reineke threw 4...
Sunday was the kind of pitching matchup normally reserved for opening games of playoff series. The marquee reads Johnny Cueto vs. Stephen Strasburg and people take notice, tickets are bought and butts are filling the seats.
The actual pitching didnt live up to the hype. The Reds and Nationals offenses, proving the old adages about how everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time...
A bitter division rivalry will be renewed Monday night as the Cardinals play host to the Reds at Busch Stadium. Adding to the luster of the game is the fact that it marks the home opener for Mike Matheny's crew.
Naturally, this presented St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Bernie Miklasz the opportunity to once again hail St. Louis as "The Best Baseball Town in America....
Back on Saturday, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth hit a long home run off of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sean LeCure in the seventh inning to built a 5-1 to the team that used to be known as the Montreal Expos.
As cameras followed the ball out of the Great American Ballpark, keep an eye on the fan wearing the sunglasses as he snags the ball while holding his young son...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Brandon Phillips kick-started a nine-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking bloop double and Shin-Soo Choo made amends for two botched fly balls with a three-run double, and the Cincinnati Reds spoiled the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener with a 13-4 victory on Monday.
Mitchell Boggs (0-1), the stand-in closer for St. Louis, yielded six runs while getting only one...
The Washington Nationals had a rough series opener against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night losing 15-0, which was the worst loss in team history since 2005. The Nats looked to come in to recover from that beating on Saturday afternoon behind Ross Detwiler, and they did just that, even if it did come off the rails a bit in the late innings.
Speaking of Detwiler, he had quite...
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each homered twice, and the Reds
hit six in all - including Xavier Paul's pinch grand slam - while
sending the Washington Nationals to a 15-0 defeat Friday night,
their first loss this season and their worst loss since returning
as a team.
As if opening the season against the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Nationals wasn't enough, the Reds now head to St. Louis for a trio of games against the rival Cardinals.
Dusty Baker's bunch is coming off back-to-back series victories over two teams expected to make legitimate runs at the World Series crown.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are coming home for...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is being honored for something he did in Cincinnati 18 years ago.
Johnson led the Reds to a division title in 1995 and the NL championship series, where they were swept by Atlanta. Former owner Marge Schott decided to replace Johnson with Ray Knight after the season.
The Reds wouldn't win another division title until 2010, when they...