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  • Angels hammer Reds 9-2

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels celebrated their most successful road trip of the season by taking extended batting practice Monday night. In the process, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols continued to amass more historic accomplishments. Trout, C.J. Cron and Jefry Marte each had..." August 30

  • D-backs roll over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Yasmany Tomas was not particularly pleased about being held out of the starting lineup Sunday, telling manager Chip Hale he was good to go. Tomas made his point two hours later. Tomas' pinch-hit, three-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-2 cushion, and..." August 28

  • Diamondbacks record another walk-off victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona has made a recent habit of walkoff victories, getting its third on this homestand Friday. The only thing that has changed is the method. Brandon Drury doubled with one out in the 11th inning, took third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch in the Diamondbacks' 4-3..." August 27

  • Reds rout Diamondbacks with barrage of homers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Anthony DeSclafani and Scott Schebler picked the same day to have career nights. DeSclafani threw his first career shutout and Schebler had his first two-homer game while driving in a career-high five RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds' 13-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase..." August 27

  • Is Mack Jenkins behind Reds' improved pitching?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For the past decade, there’s been a stark divide between baseball’s new and old schools. The former favors advanced statistics and eagerly gobbles up mountains of data, while the latter still sees no better resource than the eyes of a veteran scout. Reds pitching coach Mack Jenkins calls..." August 26

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Darvish homers in Rangers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Yu Darvish is confident in his swing. On Wednesday night in a National League ballpark, he got a chance to show what he can do. Darvish hit his first career home run while earning a no-decision and Adrian Beltre drove in the eventual winning run with a double in the..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Votto's offense, Hamilton's defense push Reds past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- A handful of Billy Hamilton's finest defensive plays have been to the benefit of right-hander Dan Straily. Following his latest gem on Straily's behalf, Hamilton said he is expecting, at minimum, a restaurant gift card. But, Straily believes Hamilton's just reward is coming...." August 23

  • Blue Jays Pursued Joey Votto Trade Last Summer

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays opened “serious discussions” with the Reds last summer about a possible deal to add star first baseman Joey Votto, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star. But those talks “never gained momentum,” per the report. Instead, Toronto shifted its attention to adding Troy..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Gonzalez launches three homers as Dodgers rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers hit seven home runs in a game, current manager Dave Roberts had a nice view from left field, albeit in a San Diego Padres uniform. "It feels much better on this side," Roberts said. Adrian Gonzalez belted three of the Dodgers' seven..." August 22

  • Zack Cozart optimistic about Reds' future

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Zack Cozart’s not exactly fond of watching his team play from the dugout, something he did plenty a year ago. But these last couple of days have been different, he said. While he still wants to be on the field and is pushing to get back at some point this week from an Achilles’ tendon injury,..." August 22

  • Finnegan, Reds overpower Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler, who began his career in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization before being traded to Cincinnati in December, is enjoying facing his former teammates this weekend. And having success against them. "It's fun to play against them," the Reds right fielder said..." August 21

  • Utley, Urias lift Dodgers over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Julio Urias was still a teenager less than two weeks ago. Now, at the ripe age of 20, the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander is displaying a confidence and calm demeanor on the mound indicative of a seasoned veteran. Where does that come from? "That's a gift from..." August 21

  • Reds' Lorenzen has game to remember after father's passing

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen said he has had one curtain call in his professional career, when he hit a grand slam for Double-A Pensacola in 2014. But when the fans urged him out of the dugout on Friday night at Great American Ball Park, the significance of the moment..." August 20

  • Straily, Cabrera fuel Reds past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- During spring training, Dan Straily wasn't sure where his career was headed after he was traded by one team and placed on waivers by another. "I didn't know where I was going to be," Straily said. "I just wanted to keep that carrot out there." The Cincinnati Reds..." August 18

  • Could Red Sox turn to Joey Votto as a David Ortiz replacement?

    Over The Monster "One of the biggest questions facing the Red Sox this offseason is how to fill the void that will be left by David Ortiz at DH. Let's just get this out of the way: they can't. There is no replacing David Ortiz, particularly not the way he's hitting this year. But the Red Sox have to write someone..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Phillips' key double leads to 3-2 win for Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Injuries and age might be taking their toll on Brandon Phillips. But the Cincinnati Reds second baseman hasn't lost his knack for the spectacular. Phillips, who returned after missing two games with a bruised left knee, doubled twice, including one that drove in the..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Six MLB managers in danger of losing their jobs

    Sportsnaut "In Major League Baseball, a team’s performance ultimately falls on its manager. If an MLB team is losing, one can bet that the manager’s job will be in jeopardy. The 2016 season is offering no shortage of managers who are in danger of getting fired. Some are underperforming on teams that was..." August 17

  • Phelps earns victory as Marlins defeat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- David Phelps hadn't earned a win as a starting pitcher in 14 months. That dry spell ended Monday night. Phelps allowed two runs and struck out eight batters in 5 1/3 innings as the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 at Great American Ball Park. Miami used six..." August 16

  • Barnhart, Reds slam Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Tucker Barnhart always embraced his role as a defense-first catcher. This season, though, he is contributing with the bat as well. Barnhart's grand slam highlighted a five-run first inning, and Anthony DeSclafani gave up two runs over six frames, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to..." August 16

  • Reds use eight-run frame to knock off Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Baseball is considered by some to be a slow, plodding and often boring affair, but a game sure can change direction in a hurry. The Cincinnati Reds proved that point Saturday, using an eight-run sixth inning to quickly turn a tight contest into a rout -- and still had to hold on..." August 14

  • Braun homers twice as Brewers trip up Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Since Ryan Braun first made his big league debut in 2007, he has always been well-protected in the Milwaukee lineup. But while that changed this year when Jonathan Lucroy was traded at the deadline to Texas, Braun has been swinging the bat as well as any point in his career...." August 14

  • Billy Hamilton shoots for Reds’ stolen-base record

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It seems ridiculous. Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton leads the majors with 51 bases, but he’d need 30 more to do it. With 48 games left, surely the franchise record of 81 – set back in 1911 – is safe at least for the remainder of the season. Then again, maybe not. Hamilton certainly..." August 14

  • Reds open series with win in Milwaukee

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Homer Bailey looked very little like a pitcher making just his third start since returning from Tommy John surgery Friday night at Milwaukee. Bailey struck out 11, one off his career-high, and scattered three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings of work while the..." August 13

  • Here are the spectacular Nike dress shoes Ken Griffey Jr. wore to the Hall of Fame

    Fox Sports "Late last month, the Baseball Hall of Fame enshrined one of the sport’s most gifted and dynamic players, when Ken Griffey Jr. (along with Mike Piazza) was inducted in the hall. It led to an awesome, emotional speech, which ended --- fittingly enough --- with Griffey throwing a baseball cap on..." August 11

  • Reds speedster Billy Hamilton is stealing bases at a record second-half pace

    Sporting News "This has been a rough season for Cincinnati Reds fans. Their team isn’t very good right now. They knew that heading into the season, of course, but that doesn’t make the mediocrity (46-66 entering play Wednesday) any more palatable. It’s not fun to watch one franchise icon (Jay Bruce) get..." August 11

  • Hamilton uses speed to lead Reds past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Billy Hamilton's speed might be the most fearsome attribute possessed in the major leagues, but it hasn't been used to its maximum during most of his first three full seasons in the majors because he hasn't gotten on base enough. But the Cincinnati Reds center fielder is..." August 10

  • Cards stun Reds with five runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha was lying down in the trainer's room as the bottom of the ninth inning started Monday night, three outs from absorbing a loss. Then the St. Louis Cardinals, seemingly doomed to a third consecutive home defeat against a last-place team, started putting runners on..." August 09

  • Hamilton, Straily propel Reds past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange PITTSBURGH -- It's a stats line only so many baseball players could muster. Three hits, three runs scored, four stolen bases and a leaping, backhand catch in center field. Not in a weekend series, but in one game. That's what Billy..." August 07

  • Nova gets off to super start with Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have been searching for solid, lengthy starts. One wasn't expected Saturday, but there it was. Ivan Nova was impressive in his Pirates debut to give them exactly what they have been looking for in a 5-3 win against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on..." August 06

  • TJ Friedl signs, Cozart back soon

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds announced the signing of non-drafted free agent T.J. Friedl on Thursday for a reported $735,000. That signing bonus, reported by Baseball America, would be the largest ever for a non-drafted free agent. Friedl, though, has a unique story. Redshirted in 2015 at the University of..." August 05

  • Rodriguez belts walkoff homer to lift Pirates past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Jameson Taillon stopped short of calling it a premonition. Still, sitting at his locker in the Pittsburgh clubhouse after doing his part by pitching six strong innings, he wasn't surprised when he watched on one of the big TVs as Pirates teammate Sean Rodriguez hit a game-winning..." August 05

  • Finnegan, Phillips propel Reds in rout of Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Walks have been a problem at times this season for Cincinnati Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan, an issue magnified while pitching in homer-haven Great American Ball Park. On Thursday afternoon, Finnegan wasn't handing out freebies. Finnegan allowed one hit with no walks..." August 04

  • Cardinals hold on for 5-4 win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- There's an old baseball adage which suggests relief pitchers need to have short memories. But his forgettable performance Tuesday night is one St. Louis Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh is choosing to remember. "A game I'll never forget," Oh said, via an interpreter. "The..." August 03

  • Reds pitcher calls out team: 'We're damn sure trying' to lose 100 games

    Fox Sports "The trade deadline can be wildly exciting for contenders but extremely deflating for the rest of the league. Just ask Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. Bailey, who has been in Cincinnati for three playoff runs since 2010, just returned from the Tommy John surgery that limited him to two starts in..." August 03

  • Reds fan draws ire of Joey Votto before receiving apology souvenir

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto doesn't come to your job and bother you, and it seems he'd like to be paid the same respect at his place of business. Playing at home against the St. Louis Cardinals, Votto briefly engaged with a Reds fan while attempting to catch a foul ball along the..." August 03

  • Schebler's 3-run HR in ninth sends Reds past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler wasn't sure if his walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night was going to stay fair. So, after remaining near home plate to make certain, a bat flip seemed like an appropriate reaction. "I didn't mean to pimp that way,"..." August 02

  • Mets 'on the verge' of acquiring Jay Bruce from Reds

    Newark Star-Ledger "Last year, the Mets came close to striking a deal with the Reds at the trade deadline that would have sent outfielder Jay Bruce to New York and right-hander Zack Wheeler to Cincinnati. That move never came to fruition, as talks lost steam and the Mets eventually went out and acquired Yoenis..." August 01

  • Mets, Reds trying to rework Bruce deal

    The Score "Jay Bruce's path out of the Queen City could be blocked by another health issue with a minor-league player. The New York Mets are reportedly trying to rework a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for the outfielder due to a medical issue with one of the minor-league players involved, sources told Ken..." August 01

  • Mets to acquire Jay Bruce from Reds

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers were also reportedly interested in acquiring the left-handed slugger. Bruce has spent his entire..." August 01

  • Mariners, Reds Discussing Zack Cozart Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners and Reds are closing in on a trade involving Zack Cozart, reports Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune (on Twitter). While the trade isn’t done yet, both sides are confident that a deal can be worked out, according to Dutton, who notes that talks are still fluid at this time." August 01

  • Reds find match for Bruce, trade imminent

    The Score "All-Star Jay Bruce appears to be on the move, finally, as the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly found a match for their power-hitting outfielder and will trade him to a National League team Monday morning, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. The report notes the Reds' trade partner..." August 01

  • Rosales' walk-off homer lifts Padres over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO – The sight of Adam Rosales sprinting around the bases Saturday night on what was officially a "walk-off" homer served as a surreal conclusion to the latest in a series of franchise-altering days for the San Diego Padres. Two hours earlier, after the game with the Cincinnati Reds..." July 31

  • Reds scratch Bruce amid Dodgers, Mets rumors

    The Score "With trade winds picking up steam hours before Monday's trade deadline, the Cincinnati Reds altered their lineup for Sunday's game against San Diego and scratched Jay Bruce amid rumors that the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, among others, are circling in a possible trade for the All-Star..." July 31

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