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  1. Billy Hamilton steals four bases against the Twins, now up to 40 stolen bases on the year

    Jun 29, 2015, 11:45 PM EDT

    CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 29: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds steals second base in the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Great American Ball Park on June 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    Hamilton now has 40 stolen bases on the year, which is more than 15 MLB teams. You are reading that correctly.

  2. Steven Matz stellar on the mound — and at the plate — in his major league debut for the Mets

    Jun 28, 2015, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Steven Matz did it all in his major league debut on Sunday against the Reds.

  3. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlight

    Jun 26, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT

    Jacob deGrom

    More like Jacob deGreat, am I right?

  4. Giants scouting Reds starter Mike Leake

    Jun 14, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati is currently 12 1/2 games back of St. Louis in the National League Central standings, so it’s a near certainty that the club will be sellers at the July 31 deadline.

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

    Jun 1, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Not gonna lie, there are some morbid thoughts in a couple of these recaps. But there’s also Bartolo Colon hitting an RBI double and if that’s not life-affirming, nothing is.

  6. Brandon Phillips reaggravated his turf toe

    May 26, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips missed back-to-back games earlier this month after being diagnosed with a painful case of turf toe in his left foot, and now the problem has resurfaced.

  7. Video: Santiago Casilla gets the save with an “immaculate inning”

    May 17, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Santiago Casilla

    Nine pitches, nine strikes, three strikeouts. That’s how Santiago Casilla finished off the Reds on Sunday.

  8. “It’s boring. It is. Baseball is boring.”

    May 14, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Puig Bat Flip

    Bat-flips and celebrations are still considered bad form because baseball’s structure reinforces a very white and very old school culture.

  9. Brandon Phillips diagnosed with turf toe

    May 13, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was lifted from Tuesday’s game against the Braves in the bottom of the eighth inning and he is absent from Wednesday’s starting lineup.

  10. Bryan Price thinks Jason Heyward’s slide into third was “dirty”

    Apr 13, 2015, 9:03 AM EDT

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    Just what the Reds and the Cards need more of: bad blood.

  11. 2015 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Mar 31, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Is the fun over in Cincy?

  12. Brandon Phillips doesn’t value on-base percentage, Joey Votto does. Does this matter?

    Mar 23, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT

    Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips

    Brandon Phillips says the focus on on-base percentage is “messing up baseball.”

  13. Todd Frazier on Kyle Seager’s seven-year, $100 million extension: “I’m aware of it, of course”

    Dec 6, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Earlier this month, Seattle bought out all three of Kyle Seager’s arbitration seasons and four seasons of free agency with a seven-year, $100 million extension. Todd Frazier plays the same position as Seager, is only one year older than Seager, and had very similar numbers to Seager in 2014 …

  14. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    On your mark. Get set. Complain!

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    If someone submitted this script to Screenwriting 101, it’d be rejected as way too on-the-nose. But this ain’t Screenwriting 101. This is baseball. And that kind of stuff just sort of happens in baseball.

  16. The Brewers are eliminated from postseason contention

    Sep 25, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    They spent five months in first place. Now they’ll be home for October.

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

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Celebrate

    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  18. Reds manager admits Brandon Phillips came back from surgery too soon

    Sep 4, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Phillips is 8-for-54 (.148) in 14 games since coming off the disabled list “ahead of schedule.”

  19. Reds activate Brandon Phillips from the disabled list

    Aug 18, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    He hit just .272 with seven homers and one stolen base in 86 games before the injury, posting a .701 OPS that’s his lowest in nine seasons with the Reds.

  20. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    He was having a poor season before the injury, hitting .272 with seven homers and a .701 OPS that rates as his lowest mark since joining the Reds in 2006.

  21. Brandon Phillips is cleared to swing a bat

    Aug 8, 2014, 9:56 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    The Reds’ second baseman is on his way back.

  22. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  23. Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams

    Jul 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Sad Phillies fans

    Everyone has a gift. This is my gift. I shall now share it with you.

  24. Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 20, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati is going to be without second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) and first baseman Joey Votto (quad) for another month at least, so to stay in contention in a crowded National League Central race upgrades will probably have to be made at the July 31 deadline. And the hunt has already begun.

  25. Skip Schumaker not cleared to return from concussion

    Jul 18, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Skip Schumaker had hoped that the All-Star break would provide enough time to recover from a July 10 concussion, but the Reds utility man remains out of the lineup with continued symptoms.

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