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  1. Johnny Cueto bests Cubs for NL-leading 16th win

    Aug 18, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto continued to bolster his case for the National League Cy Young award this afternoon against the Cubs, giving up two runs over eight innings as part of a 5-3 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Cueto is now the National League’s first 16-game winner. David Price of the Rays got there…

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:30 AM EST

    Yankees Kuroda pitches to Rangers in MLB game in New York

    It was shutout Tuesday, apparently. Let’s tally the goose eggs: Yankees 3, Rangers 0: Hiroki Kuroda with the two-hit shutout. He was masterful, but man, there were a lot of ill-advised Texas swings in the parts of this one I watched. Either Kuroda had them more fooled than someone on the foolingest day of his life…

  3. Johnny Cueto bolsters Cy Young case with eight scoreless innings

    Aug 12, 2012, 5:26 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto

    Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto didn’t make the NL All-Star team, but he might well be the league’s Cy Young Award winner this season. Cueto threw eight innings of three-hit ball and combined with Aroldis Chapman on a shutout of the Cubs on Sunday, giving him his 15th victory of the season. Cueto is now tied…

  4. Cubs hit new low, commit five errors in loss to Reds

    Aug 10, 2012, 6:18 PM EST

    Ryan Ludwick

    The Cubs snapped their eight-game losing streak by beating the Reds on Thursday, but they returned to typical form Friday, committing five errors in a 10-8 loss to Cincinnati. Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson and Welington Castillo all had miscues on a very windy day at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had five…

  5. The Pirates and Reds are not liking one another right now

    Aug 6, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Andrew McCutchen AP

    On Friday, Andrew McCutchen was hit by a 101 mile-an-hour fastball by Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman. Then on Saturday, Reds starter Mike Leake hit Pirate Josh Harrison and barked at him. Yesterday Rod Barajas and Starling Marte were each hit by Reds pitchers. The Pirates did not retaliate during A.J. Burnett‘s win yesterday. And Barajas explained why:…

  6. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 4, 2012, 8:58 AM EST

    Aroldis Chapman Getty

    The big series of the weekend kicked off last night in Cincinnati, as the Reds blanked the second-place Pirates by the score of 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 40,829 at Great American Ballpark. Mat Latos was dominant in the victory, allowing just four hits (all singles) over 7 1/3 shutout innings while…

  7. Tales of Feliz, Bard figure to scare off future starting conversions

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:51 PM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    If the Reds were still thinking of putting Aroldis Chapman into the rotation next year, today’s announcement will surely give them pause. Former Rangers closer Neftali Feliz will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss most or all of 2013 after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his elbow. It means two of this year’s…

  8. Reds’ NL-best bullpen adds Jonathan Broxton from Royals

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:37 PM EST

    Jonathan Broxton

    You wouldn’t think the Reds would need more bullpen help, what with Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall leading a relief corps that has the best ERA in baseball, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Cincinnati has acquired Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for minor leaguers Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran. Broxton signed a one-year,…

  9. Aroldis Chapman settles his speeding ticket

    Jul 18, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    Remember Aroldis Chapman‘s speeding ticket? He was clocked at 93 — normally a changeup for him — but his attorney pleaded it down to an eephus pitch: Police in the Columbus suburb had reported clocking Chapman at 93 mph on Interstate 71. They found that his Kentucky driver’s license was suspended. His attorney Michael King…

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Ben Sheets

    Braves 6, Mets 1: Ben Sheets emerges from the restorative chemical waters of the Lazarus Pits to throw six shutout innings against the Mets. Too bad this series is over. I heard the Braves were going to run Rich Harden out there tonight and maybe Mark Prior on Tuesday to see if the Mets are just as prone…

  11. Aroldis Chapman blows away the Cardinals

    Jul 15, 2012, 11:22 PM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    One would never know Aroldis Chapman was pitching for the third straight day for the first time in two years Sunday. The Cuban left-hander fanned all three Cardinals he faced to protect a 4-2 lead in the ninth as the Reds completed their sweep tonight. Chapman pitched in all three games, striking out eight and…

  12. What to watch for in tonight’s All-Star Game

    Jul 10, 2012, 4:22 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    Tonight’s 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will officially open with Detroit’s Justin Verlander throwing to Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez. Still, my favorite part will take place before that. The Midsummer Classic isn’t the must-see event it was before Baseball Tonight, MLB Extra Innings and MLB.tv made seeing the league’s stars in action so much easier.…

  13. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

  14. Selection Sunday: Your 2012 All-Star rosters are revealed…

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:02 PM EST

    mlb all-star patch

    Major League Baseball is announcing the All-Star rosters for each league this afternoon during an hour-long special on TBS. We’ll update this post as the names come in: The 2012 MLB All-Star Game is next Tuesday, July 10, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. AMERICAN LEAGUE Starters C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder 2B…

  15. Dusty Baker told Aroldis Chapman: no more somersaults

    Jun 27, 2012, 12:25 PM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    More like Dusty Buzzkill, amirite? Reds manager Dusty Baker made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won’t be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game … Baker talked to Chapman about it and said on Wednesday that it will never happen again. Baker understood that Chapman was happy about getting the save after giving up…

  16. Aroldis Chapman does somersaults — literally — after notching the save

    Jun 27, 2012, 8:49 AM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    Rafael Soriano untucking his shirt? Pfft! Child’s play.  Aroldis Chapman did somersaults off the mound after locking down the save against the Brewers last night: In case this video disappears, watch it here. Dusty Baker was not happy with it afterwards, saying “we don’t play like that.” Teammate Ryan Hanigan said “you can’t be doing that…

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 25, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Derek Norris

    I’m back after a week’s vacation. I wrote up a long sappy version of it last week, but here’s the short version: San Diego for five days, during which I took Mookie and Carlo to their first ever major league game to see the Rangers vs. the Padres last Monday night. It was a doubly…

  18. Woman found tied up in Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room charged with lying to police

    Jun 21, 2012, 10:01 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Cincinnati Reds

    Last month Aroldis Chapman‘s hotel room in Pittsburgh was robbed and police found a woman inside tied up. Claudia Manrique initially claimed that a man entered the room posing as a maintenance worker, but under questioning her story repeatedly changed. She eventually admitted to first meeting the man at a local convenience store, telling police…

  19. Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman cover Adam Sandler

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

    adam sandler

    Reds pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman visited the MLB Fan Cave yesterday while wearing red hooded sweatshirts, so naturally Arroyo broke out his guitar and they did a duet, baseball-themed version of the Adam Sandler song “Red Hooded Sweatshirt” from his Saturday Night Live days. Arroyo actually does a pretty solid Sandler impression along…

  20. There was a big baseball scandal, sorta

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Hush Hush

    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports on an age/identity scandal involving one of the more notable buscones in the Dominican Republic, who actually falsified his own son’s age in order to induce the Mariners into signing him: A son of Enrique Soto, one of the most powerful trainers in the Dominican Republic over the last…

  21. Aroldis Chapman is suddenly human

    Jun 11, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Cincinnati Reds

    Kudos to Dusty Baker for using his best relief pitcher in the eighth inning. But, sadly, it did not work last night as the previously invincible Aroldis Chapman proved, um, vinceable, giving up a lead and paving the way for the Tigers 7-6 victory in Cincinnati last night. The first two hitters reached against Logan…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Torii Hunter, Mark Trumbo

    Angels 10, Rockies 8: Mark Trumbo hit two three-run homers to help the Angels complete what was nothing short of an annihilation of the Rockies’ pitching staff. Trumbo is at .326/.380/.632. It would have been optimistic to predict those numbers from Pujols before the season started. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3: Bryce Harper had the…

  23. In 24th appearance, Scott Downs finally gives up a run

    Jun 10, 2012, 7:32 PM EST

    Scott Downs

    Ryan Cook‘s scoreless streak ended at 23 innings on May 28. Aroldis Chapman lost his at 29 innings on Thursday. Now Scott Downs‘ streak has ended after 20 2/3 innings after he gave up his first run in earning a save against the Rockies on Sunday. Downs was the only reliever left in the league…

  24. Chris Sale throws eight shutout innings, lowers ERA to 2.05

    Jun 9, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

    chris sale getty

    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: White Sox starter Chris Sale needs his own video game. The lanky left-hander threw eight innings of shutout ball on Saturday afternoon against the Astros, striking out seven and walking none as the Pale Hose rolled to a 10-1 victory. He now has a 0.92 WHIP,…

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 8, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    Norichika Aoki

    Brewers 4, Cubs 3: Norichika Aoki hit two homers including the walkoff. Overall, he’s kicking some major butt. Mets 3, Nationals 1: As I said yesterday: Dickey beats Wang. I’m still giggling, by the way. Pirates 5, Reds 4: Aroldis Chapman finally allowed a run. You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man, he’s a man!  Someone alert…

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