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Everth Cabrera’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored the game’s only run, and the San Diego Padres topped the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 Monday night despite managing just one hit. Tommy Medica’s single in the second was the only hit for the Padres, who got solid pitching behind rookie Jesse Hahn and four relievers to end Cincinnati’s season-high five-game winning streak. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in as many chances for the Padres. Mat Latos allowed one run, a hit and a walk over seven innings in absorbing the tough-luck loss against his former team. Cincinnati will look to even its series versus the Padres tonight and will send Mike leake to the mound. Tonight’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 9:40 and the first pitch at 10:10. [more...]

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Homer Bailey made a strong bid for yet another no-hitter, shutting down San Francisco until Buster Posey’s two-out single in the seventh inning, to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Giants 4-0 Sunday. Bailey has thrown no-hitters in each of the last two seasons, and did it against the Giants at home last July. Bailey finished with a three-hitter as the Reds completed their first four-game sweep in San Francisco since doing it at Candlestick Park in 1972. Billy Hamilton, Brandon Phillips, Brayan Pena and Skip Schumaker drove in runs as the Reds won their season-best fifth straight and eighth in nine overall. It was the first time the Giants were swept in a four-game series in their ballpark that opened in 2000. [more...]

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Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run and double, and scored twice in his return to the lineup, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 last night. Mike Leake allowed four hits in eight innings, had a career-high 12 strikeouts and walked one. Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances. Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each added two hits for the Reds, who have won five of six. Bruce doubled in the seventh and has an extra-base hit in each of his last seven games, the longest streak by a Reds player since Dave Parker did it in eight straight in 1986. Cincinnati will look for its third consecutive win tonight and will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. Tonight’s game at San Francisco can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game at 9:45 and the first pitch at 10:15. [more...]

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Mat Latos pitched seven sharp innings for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce had two run-scoring doubles, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs last night. With the wind blowing in on a cold summer night, Devin Mesoraco’s five-game homer streak came to an end. The Reds catcher was tied with Adam Dunn, Ken Griffey Jr., Johnny Bench, George Crowe and Ted Kluszewski for the franchise record. Latos allowed one run and five hits in his third start after beginning the season on the disabled list. Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances. Cincinnati heads to the west coast and will begin a four game series with the San Francisco Giants. Tonight’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 9:45 and the first pitch at 10:15. [more...]

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Jake Arrieta retired his first 18 batters and struck out nine in seven impressive innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Arrieta was working on a perfect game before rookie Billy Hamilton started the seventh with a single up the middle. Anthony Rizzo belted a solo homer for the second straight night for the Cubs, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Welington Castillo drove in two runs, including a sacrifice fly in Chicago’s three-run eighth. Devin Mesoraco homered for the fifth straight game for Cincinnati, matching a franchise record. Mesoraco’s 14th homer came with one out in the ninth against Neil Ramirez.. [more...]

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Devin Mesoraco hit a grand slam with two outs in Cincinnati’s five-run ninth inning, leading the Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Mesoraco went deep for the fourth straight game, driving a 1-0 pitch from Hector Rondon into the basket in left-center for his 13th homer. It was Mesoraco’s second grand slam of the season and No. 3 of his career. Billy Hamilton had a tiebreaking RBI single earlier in the inning as Cincinnati won for the sixth time in seven games to move above .500 for the first time this season. Starter Alfredo Simon went 7 innings and allowed just one earned run while striking out 5. Todd Frazier went 3-for-5 at the plate with 1 RBI and stole his 8th base of the year. Cincinnati will look for its fourth consecutive win tonight and will send Homer Bailey to the mound. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game at 7:35 and the first pitch at 8:05. [more...]

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Johnny Cueto pitched eight effective innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat Toronto 4-3 Sunday to win their third consecutive series. Cincinnati lost the opener 14-9 Friday at Great American Ballpark, but recovered to win 11-1 Saturday before claiming yesterday’s victory. Cueto gave up three runs — one earned — and struck out eight to pick up his seventh win of the season. Todd Frazier broke a 2-all tie in the fifth inning with a two-run homer off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. It was Frazier’s team leading 17th homerun of the season. The Reds will be back in action tonight as they travel to Wrigley Field to begin a three-game set with the Cubs. Tonight’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 7:35 and the first pitch at 8:05. [more...]

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Alfredo Simon became the NL’s first 10-game winner and Billy Hamilton had three hits and three RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. Simon (10-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings and Cincinnati won for the sixth time in seven games. Brandon Phillips, Skip Schumaker and Zack Cozart each had two of the Reds’ 14 hits in the game, which was delayed 1 hour, 15 minutes by rain in the bottom of the seventh inning. Schumaker also had three RBIs. The Reds will look for the 3-game sweep this afternoon and will send Homer Bailey to the mound. Today’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 12:05 and the first pitch at 12:35. [more...]

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Todd Frazier led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer, lifting Cincinnati to a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night after the Reds’ bullpen blew a three-run lead. Frazier’s team-leading 16th home run to center field came off closer Jason Grilli and gave the Reds their fifth win in six games. Billy Hamilton had three hits and two stolen bases for the Reds, while Joey Votto had two hits and three RBIs. Frazier, Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick added two hits apiece. Hamilton is 8 for 13 in his last three games. Cincinnati is 5-2 and averaging 5.3 runs per game since Votto was activated from the disabled list after missing three weeks with a quadriceps strain. The Reds and Pirates will square off again tonight for game two of the series at PNC Park. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game set for 6:35 and the first pitch at 7:05. [more...]

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The Cincinnati Reds return to the baseball diamond tonight and will travel to Pittsburg after having Monday off. Starter Johnny Cueto will make his third start against the Pirates in the Steel City when the two National League Central foes kick off a three-game series. In two starts against Pittsburg this year the Reds right-hander has dominated. In back-to-back April starts, Cueto went nine innings in both games against the Bucs, shutting them out to go with 12 strikeouts in the first start – and allowing just one run on three hits in the sequel. Tonight’s 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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