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April 23 2014, 2:18 PM

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Starter Johnny Cueto earned his 2nd consecutive complete game victory and the Cincinnati Reds defeated Pittsburg 4-1 last night at PNC Park. Cueto had tossed 21 consecutive scoreless innings and was working on a second consecutive complete game shutout before Andrew McCutcheon homered in the bottom of the 9th inning. Cueto allowed just three hits, struck out four and walked three to improve to 2-2 this season. Billy Hamilton was 2-for-5 at the plate, scored once, and stole his 8th base of the year. Jay Bruce and Brayan Pena were both 2-for-4 and each collected an RBI. Cincinnati will look to take a 2-1 lead in the 4 game series tonight and will send Alfredo Simon to the mound. The Pirates will counter with right hander Charlie Morton. [more...]

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The Pittsburg Pirates snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat by coming from behind to top the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 last night at PNC Park. Andrew McCutcheon homered in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the score at five, and then Russell Martin scored in the bottom of the ninth on a Neil Walker base hit to win the game. Catcher Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and raise hit batting average to .541 this season. Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier each collected three hits and Jay Bruce had an RBI double in the 8th inning which knotted the score at 4. Reds starter Mike Leake pitched seven solid innings allowing 4 earned runs and struck out two. Cincinnati will look to even the series tomorrow and will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game at 6:35 and the first pitch at 7:05. [more...]

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Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned their first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh Saturday night. The Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson, but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each. Jack Johnson tied the game with 6:01 left in regulation for the Blue Jackets. Ryan Johansen also scored the first playoff goal of his career for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky overcame a shaky start to finish with 39 saves. The Penguins have dropped four straight home overtime playoff games and blew a chance to take a 2-0 series lead when they failed to bury the Blue Jackets early on. Instead, Columbus weathered an opening storm and recovered to collect the team’s first playoff victory since the expansion team made its debut on Oct. 7, 2000 – or – 4,493 days ago. The Jackets and Penguins return to the rink tonight at Nationwide Arena for game three. It can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame at 6:30 and the drop of the puck at 7:00. [more...]

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The Cincinnati Reds return to the baseball diamond this afternoon, after having Thursday off, and will take a 2-game winning streak into their weekend series at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs. Johnny Cueto tossed a complete game shutout Wednesday and struck out 12 to lead Cincinnati to a 4-0 victory over Pittsburg and its first series win of the season. Catcher Devin Mesoraco is batting .500, with 3 homeruns and 9 RBI’s since coming off the disabled list last week. Joey Votto has 3 homeruns and 7 RBI’s in his last 4 games. The Reds will send Alfredo Simon to the mound today versus Chicago; the Cubs will counter with ace Jeff Samardzija. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame at 1:50 and the first pitch at 2:20. [more...]

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Reds starter Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing the Pirates could do was watch. Cueto pitched his third career shutout and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over Pittsburg 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 at PNC Park in the playoffs last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Votto was 1-for-3 with 1 homerun and 2 RBI’s and backup catcher Brayan Pena finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double.  Billy Hamilton stole two more bases and scored twice for the Reds. [more...]

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Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs. The NL Central rivals put on a record-setting show Monday night before the game was suspended in a 7-all tie after six innings because of rain. They combined for 10 homers in those six innings, the most for a game in Great American Ball Park’s 12 year history. [more...]

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The last time the Reds and Pirates faced each other, Pittsburg won 6-2 and sent Cincinnati home from the playoffs earlier than expected. The two teams met Monday night for the first time, since last year’s wild-card game, when they opened a three-game set at Great American Ballpark. Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice, and Pittsburgh and Cincinnati combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension with the score tied at 7-all. Given the conditions, it was a shocking slugfest, one already in the record book with at least three innings left. It’ll be resumed in the top of the seventh inning tonight at 5:30 p.m. Pittsburgh hit six solo shots and Cincinnati had four homers, most of them into a heavy rain. Already, it’s the most homers in a major league game since 2006 and the most combined homers for a game in Great American Ball Park’s 12-year history. Pittsburgh also had three sets of back-to-back homers, only the third time that’s happened in major league history. Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick and Joey Votto have connected on 2-run homeruns and Devin Mesoraco also went deep for Cincinnati. [more...]

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The major league baseball season is a 162-game marathon, but Cincinnati Reds fans are becoming a little concerned over the Reds’ worst start since 1995. Cincinnati, which dropped the first two games of a three-game series with Tampa Bay over the weekend, has lost all four series it has played in 2014. The Rays pitching staff stymied the Reds winning the first game 2-1 Friday at Great American Ballpark, before shutting them out 1-0 Saturday afternoon. Cincinnati did score a season high 12 runs on Sunday and beat Tampa Bay 12-4 to avoid a 3-game sweep. Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a homerun and 4 RBI’s and Chris Heisey blasted an 8th inning grand slam to lead the Reds, who start an important 3 game home stand with the Pittsburg Pirates tonight. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game scheduled for 6:40 and the first pitch at 7:10. [more...]

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Billy Hamilton had three hits and Devin Mesoraco blasted a 2-run homerun to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Hamilton, who went 0-for-12 with seven strikeouts in Cincinnati’s season-opening series with St. Louis, finished 3-for-4 with a walk, two steals and scored twice. The rookie centerfielder and the Reds will look to carry the momentum into their weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays, which begins tonight at Great American Ballpark. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 6:40 and the first pitch at 7:10. [more...]

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No games had been easy for the Cincinnati Reds this year, especially against the Cardinals. All five games with St. Louis had been decided by 2 runs or less until Wednesday’s series finale at Busch Stadium. Catcher Devin Mesoraco hit a 2-run homerun in the 4th inning to help lead the Reds to a 4-0 win and avoid being swept. Billy Hamilton scored a run for Cincinnati in the 5th on a sacrifice fly by Jay Bruce, and then again in the 9th on an RBI single by Brandon Phillips. Hamilton went 3-for-4 at the plate, stole two bases and scored twice. Mesoroco was 2-for-4 with one homerun and 2 RBI’s. Reds starter Mike Leake was impressive tossing 8 shutout innings, while striking out three and walking only one. Cincinnati is off tonight but will return to Great American Ballpark for a weekend series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Friday’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 6:40 and the first pitch at 7:10. [more...]

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