A 5 run 9th inning for the Reds. They win and go above the .500 mark at 38-37 for the first time this season. They also gain a game on Milwaukee(now 7 1/2 games back) who lost to Washington St.Louis and Pittsburg both won so remain 3 behind St.Louis and 1/2 ahead of Pittsburg
..Cincinnati 6, Chicago 1
Simon's 11th victory of the season.
A Mesoraco grand slam in the 9th inning
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2014 23:14:08 GMT -5 by buddy716
2 weeks to AllStar Break and Im going to be close to 10 games out at the halfway point of the season.. They may be further out by then, they need to go on a Big Winning Streak to stay in the race. I still say 15 to 20 games out by the end of September.
7 1/2 games back at the moment. The Reds did win over Chicago Cubs 4-1 last(no home run for Mescoraco so the 5 game home run streak is over) and the Reds win the series over the Cubs. The Reds move back into 3rd place a 1/2 game ahead of Pittsburg who lost but Milwaukee and St.Louis both won
The Reds are on the West Coast this weekend The Reds send Mike Leake to the mound against the Giants tonight at 10:15 ET. Watch on FOX Sports Ohio, MLB Network and MLBTV. Game preview: atmlb.com/1nHGjXG
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2014 17:04:49 GMT -5 by buddy716
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds are hoping for more success with a Cuban pitcher.
The team signed right-hander Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year contract Friday. Several media outlets reported the deal is worth $27 million.
The 24-year-old Iglesias will join the Reds organization once his visa problems are resolved.
Iglesias defected from Cuba in November, two months after a failed attempt in Mexico. He held a workout in Haiti for major league scouts.
Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty suggested Iglesias will begin his Reds career at the club's baseball academy in the Dominican Republic before being sent to the Arizona Rookie League.
''He's a tremendous athlete, with two quality breaking pitches, a curveball and power slider, and has the makings of a quality changeup,'' Jocketty said. ''Our scouts feel he can be a starter and be a starter very soon. The more pitching we can acquire, the more flexibility it gives us going forward.''
The Reds won a bidding war to land their current closer, Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman, who signed a $30.25 million, six-year deal in 2010.
''The decision was based on the evaluation of our scouts, the same group of guys who went to see Chapman,'' Jocketty said. ''I guarantee you we saw him pitch more than any other club. I have tremendous respect and appreciation for the evaluation of our scouts. They're hard-working and very diligent.
''It was a great organizational effort to get this done,'' he said. ''We're very excited about it.''
Iglesias pitched for Isla de la Juventud in Cuba's National Series for three years, compiling an 8-12 record with a 3.47 ERA over 88 appearances, all but five in relief.
He also pitched for the Cuban national team and appeared in the World Baseball Classic last year for Cuba.
Jocketty said Iglesias, a converted shortstop, can throw the ball up to 96 mph.
Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan began his professional career as a shortstop in the San Francisco Giants organization
This was a great win for the Reds who really are playing very good baseball right now. A chance today to sweep the 4 game series at San Francisco.
Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 2
The Reds scored in the 9th inning with a Phillips 2 run home run. Chapman basically pitching on fumes the 4th game in a row he had pitched gave up the tying run but with runners on 2nd and 3rd and nobody out he got out of the inning preserving the game to go to extra innings. Then the offense came through in a big way with a 5 run 11th.
The birthday boy gave the Reds new life in the 9th inning last night, and a 5-run 11th vaulted them past the Giants. atmlb.com/1pCoXkG
The Reds do lose the first one at San Diego 1-0 breaking the 5 game winning streak. The Reds one hit the Padres but drop a tough one on the road. Recap: atmlb.com/1pG4D1W
Latos pitches 7 innings giving up 1 hit and 1 run with 4 strikeouts but Hahn for Padres struck out 9 in 5 innings giving up 0 runs. His record is 4-1. Latos 1-1 The Padres run came on a walk, stealing 2nd, sacrifice fly gets 3rd base and sacrifice fly gets the run.
Reds win the first one. We absolutely need at least 2 out of 3.
Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2
Alfredo Simon racks up 11th win as Reds top Brewers in series opener. Recap: atmlb.com/1o96t4C
On standings We are 1/2 game behind Pittsburg, 2 games behind St.Louis and 6 games behind Milwaukee. The other possibility is the wild card race which is a bit early. We are 2 games back. We are chasing 2 of the same teams though. St.Louis and Washington are tied for first with Pittsburg 1 1/2 back and Reds 2 back.
Bruce HR breaks slump, sends Reds over Brewers 4-2 By JOE KAY (AP Baseball Writer) 29 minutes ago
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce emerged from the deepest slump of his career - 0 for 26 - with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning on Sunday, rallying Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.
The Reds gained a game on the NL Central leaders by taking two of three in their series, moving to six back. Cincinnati has won 10 of 15 overall.
The Brewers have lost five of six but still have the NL's best record and a comfortable lead.
Bruce hit a two-run shot with one out in the eighth off left-hander Will Smith (1-2), who took over for Yovani Gallardo.
A replay review overturned Ramon Santiago's inside-the-park homer in the Reds second.
A fan reached his mitt onto the field and hit right fielder Logan Schafer's glove as he tried to catch the fly ball in front of the wall. The umpires initially ruled the ball in play, and Santiago circled the bases as Schafer and the ball fell to the ground.
Following a 3-minute, 46-second review, Santiago was ruled out because of the fan's interference.
Latos (2-1) allowed two runs and four hits in a season-high eight innings. Jonathan Broxton pitched the ninth for his sixth save in eight chances.