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  1. Giants have lead on Reds in the middle of NLDS Game 4

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    There’s a bullpen game underway in Cincinnati. Giants starter Barry Zito lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks. Reds starter Mike Leake was lifted in the fifth after yielding three earned runs on six hits and two walks. Tim Lincecum is in — and on a sort…

  2. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, 1B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  3. NLDS Game 3 Live Blog: Cardinals vs. Nationals, baby!

    Oct 10, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals' Kozma hits a three run home run in front of Washington Nationals catcher Suzuki during the second inning in Game 3 of their MLB NLDS baseball series in Washington

    4:42 PM: Bryce Harper flies out to second and that’s the ballgame. Cardinals win 8-0 and take a 2-1 lead. The Nats’ backs are up against the wall. Stay tuned to HBT for some postgame analysis and all kinds of other things on a busy, busy evening of playoff baseball. 4:41 PM: Jayson Werth walks. He’s…

  4. Reds remove injured Johnny Cueto from roster, activate Mike Leake for Game 4 start

    Oct 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Division Series - Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants - Game One

    Johnny Cueto has been removed from the Reds’ playoff roster due to his strained oblique, which means he will not start Game 4 of the NLDS tonight and will not be eligible to pitch in the NLCS if Cincinnati advances past San Francisco. Cueto exited his Game 1 start after just eight pitches and given…

  5. Looking ahead to a full slate of division series action today

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

    Mike Matheny

    Four games, two possible eliminations. Let’s see what the playoffs have in store for us today: Cardinals vs. Nationals, 1:07 PM, MLB Network The Nats and Cards split in St. Louis and now play a best of three in Washington, which will host its first playoff game since 1933.  The back-from-the-dead Chris Carpenter faces off…

  6. Johnny Cueto ruled out for Game 4, but replacement is TBA

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday when the Reds announced that Johnny Cueto has been diagnosed with a strained right oblique muscle they initially left open the possibility that he could start today’s Game 4 against the Giants. That always seemed incredibly unlikely and sure enough just hours later manager Dusty Baker officially ruled out Cueto for the start. However,…

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s playoff highlights

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Sergio Romo

    Giants 2, Reds 1: No one would ever get rich betting on things like “Scott Rolen will make a critical error on a relatively easy bouncer to third,” but that’s what happened. It was set up by a passed ball, allowing the winning run to get to third. The Reds have still not won a…

  8. Backs against the wall, Giants and A’s come through

    Oct 10, 2012, 1:47 AM EDT

    Grant Balfour

    With four teams combining on just 16 hits and five runs, Tuesday’s games were all about the pitching. Facing elimination, the Giants and A’s survived thanks to the strength of their rotations and bullpens. Tied 1-1 for most of the day, the Giants tried emptying their bench as a means to score a run in…

  9. Shaky Rolen should take a seat in Game 4

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:39 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    As costly as it was, Scott Rolen‘s second error of the NLDS, which scored the go-ahead run as the Reds lost in 10 innings, isn’t reason alone to stick him on the bench against San Francisco’s Barry Zito in Wednesday’s Game 4 in Cincinnati. But it doesn’t need to be. In Todd Frazier, the Reds…

  10. Giants break through in 10th inning of NLDS Game 3 against Reds to avoid elimination

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    joaquin arias getty

    Scott Rolen ranks among the best defensive third basemen in major league history and catcher Ryan Hanigan had a fantastic season behind the plate. But baseball can be an incredibly cruel sport. Hanigan let a Jonathan Broxton pitch get to the backstop with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, allowing Buster Posey…

  11. Giants and Reds head to extra innings in NLDS Game 3

    Oct 9, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

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    The Reds scored one run on a Jay Bruce RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and San Francisco answered back on a sacrifice fly from Angel Pagan in the top of the third. But that’s where the scoring summary stops through nine innings of this NLDS Game 3 at Great American Ball…

  12. Homer Bailey loses no-hitter in sixth inning, Game 3 of NLDS remains tied at 1-1 in Cincy

    Oct 9, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Reds right-hander Homer Bailey tossed a no-hitter on September 28 against the Pirates. Only 11 days later, he’s been almost equally as dominant. And on a much grander stage. Bailey carried a no-no into the sixth inning of this NLDS Game 3 against the Giants and has used just 77 pitches through those six frames…

  13. Reds again strike first in Game 3 of NLDS vs. Giants

    Oct 9, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    If the Giants want to remain alive in the 2012 postseason, they’ll have to get rolling soon. The hot-hitting Reds jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of Tuesday night’s NLDS Game 3 against the Giants and have now scored first in all three games of this five-game set. Zack Cozart walked,…

  14. Johnny Cueto diagnosed with mild oblique strain, remains on Reds’ roster for now

    Oct 9, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    cueto getty

    Johnny Cueto left his Game 1 start in the first inning with what was initially said to be back spasms, but the Reds have diagnosed him with a mild right oblique strain. Not only do they remain undecided about removing Cueto from the playoff roster–which would make him ineligible to return before the World Series–the…

  15. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 9, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  16. Elimination Tuesday? The Athletics and Giants have their backs up against the wall

    Oct 9, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Division Series - Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants - Game Two

    Today marks the first day when a team could be eliminated from the division series. The Athletics and the Giants are both in action and both face 0-2 deficits. It’s do or die time, Bay Area baseball fans. The Giants find themselves in Ohio of all places, facing a pitcher who tossed a no-hitter 11…

  17. For the Reds it’ll be Homer Bailey in Game 3

    Oct 8, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Homer Bailey AP

    Johnny Cueto only threw eight pitches in Game 1 of the NLDS on Saturday because of back spasms. Because of the nearly non-outing, there was hope that he could come back to pitch Game 3.  That’s not happening, though: last night Dusty Baker announced that it would be Homer Bailey. The Reds are being cautious with…

  18. HBT Playoff Weekend Wrap-UP

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Cardinals Braves Baseball

    I know a lot of you are at-work-only readers and actually try to have lives and/or watch football on the weekend. Whatever, I can’t stop you from doing silly things. If you are one of those people with bad priorities, however, we would like you to know that there was all kinds of fun playoff…

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s Playoff Highlights

    Oct 8, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Two

    Tigers 5, Athletics 4: Don Kelly with the walkoff? Sure, why not? The A’s are in a deep hole now, down 2-0 in a best of five. How quickly the magic pixie dust from a late regular season run fades. Nationals 3, Cardinals 2: Gio Gonzalez walked the world, but the Nats rallied and Mike…

  20. Offense’s disappearing act leaves Giants on cusp of elimination

    Oct 8, 2012, 1:16 AM EDT

    Buster Posey

    The stunning thing about the Giants’ success this year was the way the offense fueled the team in the second half, even with All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera gone due to suspension. The Giants ranked third in the NL with 380 runs scored in the second half. Only the Brewers (392) and Nationals (383) were…

  21. Bronson Arroyo baffles Giants as Reds cruise to 2-0 series lead

    Oct 8, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo

    After 13 years in the bigs, Bronson Arroyo finally has a postseason victory to his credit. He was nearly perfect for seven innings Sunday in combining with two relievers on a two-hit shutout as the Reds topped the Giants 9-0. The Reds will take a 2-0 series lead with them as they go home for…

  22. Reds sporting 4-0 lead over Giants after six

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    Bronson Arroyo finally yielded a baserunner when Brandon Belt singled in the fifth, but he’s retired 18 of 19 through six innings and the Reds are up 4-0 on the Giants. After Ryan Ludwick‘s solo homer in the second, the Reds got to Madison Bumgarner for three runs in the fourth to break the game…

  23. Bronson Arroyo is looking… good?

    Oct 7, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo

    Awful MLB Fan Cave commercial aside, Bronson Arroyo‘s postseason is off to a great start, as he’s shut the Giants down for three innings with the Reds on top 1-0 in Game 2 of the NLDS. A Ryan Ludwick homer off Madison Bumgarner has accounted for the only run. Making Arroyo his No. 2 starter…

  24. NLDS Game 2 lineups: Reds vs. Giants

    Oct 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Reds and Giants. First pitch is 9:30 p.m. ET: CINCINNATI REDS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Zack Cozart, SS 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 4.…

  25. Reds hopeful that Johnny Cueto can start NLDS Game 3

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT

    cueto getty

    Reds ace Johnny Cueto was lifted from Saturday night’s NLDS Game 1 victory over the Giants after just eight pitches because of back spasms. He appeared to be experiencing a considerable amount of discomfort while he sauntered from the mound to the visitors dugout, but some positive early signs have given hope to the Cincinnati…

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