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Reds clinch first trip to postseason since 1995

Sep 28, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

And what a way to do it.

Jay Bruce homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning against Tim Byrdak just a short while ago, propelling the Reds to a 3-2 walkoff win over the Astros. The Reds have wrapped up the National League Central division and are now headed to the postseason for the first time since 1995.

Edinson Volquez continued to make his case for being a part of the postseason rotation by allowing two runs over six innings while striking out eight and walking just one. He has a 1.95 ERA and 31/8 K/BB ratio over four starts since returning from the minor leagues. By the way, Aroldis Chapman paved the way for the walkoff victory by fanning two in a scoreless top of the ninth inning.

The Reds and Phillies have clinched their divisions, so now we wait to see how the NL West and the Wild Card shakes out.

  1. BC - Sep 29, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Saw something this morning that said Bruce was only the 6th or 7th guy in MLB history to clinch a playoff birth for his team with a walkoff HR. Cool stuff.

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