Arroyo hoping for turnaround vs. Phils

Arroyo hoping for turnaround vs. Phils

Two pitchers needing a reversal of fortune will meet on Saturday when the Phillies and Reds continue their series at Citizens Bank Park.

Jerad Eickhoff, who will start for Philadelphia against Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo, is winless in 2017 with an 0-5 record and 4.70 ERA in nine starts. Following three straight quality starts to begin the season, he has a 5.91 ERA his past six games. He's completed seven innings just once this year.

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Adleman deals as Reds overpower Phils

Adleman deals as Reds overpower Phils

PHILADELPHIA -- Reds right-hander Tim Adleman picked a nice time to have the best start of his career.

Adleman allowed just one hit in eight scoreless innings Friday night in a 5-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He walked two, struck out four and got 16 ground-ball outs. Adleman, who pitched a career-high seven innings Sept. 26 in St. Louis, allowed his only hit in the first inning, when second baseman Andres Blanco singled to center field. Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler supported him with solo homers, and Jose Peraza knocked in two with a single in the sixth. Joey Votto drove in a run in the first with a groundout.

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Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

Yearly, single-team subscriptions are half off until Monday night

Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

MLB.TV will be offering 50 percent off subscriptions throughout Memorial Day weekend. MLB.TV Premium, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices, is on sale for just $56.49. MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available, on sale for $43.74.

Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich can attest to the value of MLB.TV to displaced military families. His brother Cameron has been able to follow games that way.

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Reds' offense reaping benefits of rebuild

Duvall, Schebler, Peraza deliver key runs in win over Phillies

Reds' offense reaping benefits of rebuild

PHILADELPHIA -- During the previous two years, as their rebuild mode was in full swing, the Reds made some unpopular trades that saw them part with their stars. This season, some of those deals are flourishing -- resulting in more than a few home runs.

Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler went deep during the Reds 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday. Duvall came to Cincinnati from the Giants in a trade for pitcher Mike Leake. Schebler, along with Jose Peraza, arrived from the Dodgers in the three-way trade that sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox.

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Buchanan encouraged by familiar Reds faces

Right-hander in the mix to fill Garrett's rotation spot

Buchanan encouraged by familiar Reds faces

PHILADELPHIA -- Claimed off waivers by the Reds from the Cubs on Thursday, right-handed pitcher Jake Buchanan walked into the visiting clubhouse on Friday at Citizens Bank Park and saw familiar faces in pitchers Scott Feldman and Asher Wojciechowski.

All three were once with the Astros.

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Rain postpones Ohio Cup finale

CLEVELAND -- The Ohio Cup finale between the Reds and Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up on a mutual off-day for both ballclubs at 7:10 p.m. ET on July 24.

Mike Clevinger (2-1, 1.56 ERA) was scheduled to make his fourth start of the season in place of injured Indians ace Corey Kluber, but the right-hander will be pushed back one day and will open the weekend series with the Royals at Progressive Field. Reds right-hander Tim Adleman (2-2, 6.19 ERA) was slated to pitch, but he too will be pushed back a day when Cincinnati visits the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

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Garrett on DL with right hip inflammation

Garrett on DL with right hip inflammation

CLEVELAND -- The Reds are down another starting pitcher after they placed rookie left-hander Amir Garrett on the 10-day disabled list with right hip inflammation.

Taking the roster spot for Garrett is right-hander Jake Buchanan, whom the Reds claimed off of waivers from the Cubs. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, Cincinnati designated first baseman Peter O'Brien for assignment.

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Hamilton receives quicksand at locker

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Hamilton receives quicksand at locker

The Indians couldn't stop Billy Hamilton on Wednesday when the Reds' speedster scored the go-ahead run from first on a single in the ninth inning, but they came up with a solution on Thursday.

Before the series finale was rained out, the Indians left a bag of "quicksand" at Hamilton's locker, which they shared on Twitter.

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Friedl puts on power parade for Dayton

Friedl puts on power parade for Dayton

The Atlanta Braves' decision to assign Ian Anderson to Class A Rome this season had as much to do with his makeup as it did his pure stuff, as they believed he possessed the aptitude needed to overcome struggles and make adjustments against advanced competition.

The Braves' No. 6 prospect did exactly that on Thursday night against Augusta, as he rebounded from what had been a shaky month of May to set a career high with 11 strikeouts over six scoreless innings in his best professional start.

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Vroom when it happens: Hamilton's huge run

Vroom when it happens: Hamilton's huge run

CLEVELAND -- Just a few minutes earlier, the fireworks had burst and the music had blared as the Indians were celebrating what they thought was a one-run win over the Reds on a rainy Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

But the only sound Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton could hear was the wind whistling in his ears as he blazed around the bases to score the game-winning run in an improbable 4-3 victory over the Indians.

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Reds race to win with two-out rally in ninth

Reds race to win with two-out rally in ninth

CLEVELAND -- Indians closer Cody Allen had been perfect in save situations dating back to August of last season. That changed on Wednesday night, when a clutch hit from Zack Cozart and a furious sprint from Billy Hamilton fueled a two-run ninth that gave the Reds a 4-3 comeback win over Cleveland at Progressive Field.

With two outs and runners on the corners, Hamilton bolted from first base and Cozart lined a 1-0 pitch from Allen into left field, where Michael Brantley came up just short on a diving attempt. Arismendy Alcantara scored from third and the fleet-footed Hamilton was not far behind, scoring the go-ahead run to send Allen to his first blown save since Aug. 17, 2016.

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Suarez's adjustments part of the process

Suarez's adjustments part of the process

CLEVELAND -- For a six-game stretch from May 9-16, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez was in a 3-for-26 (.115) funk with one walk and 10 strikeouts. Extended slumps were part of Suarez's resume in 2016 during his first season as a regular in a big league lineup.

This particular slump lasted just the one week, however. What did Suarez change at the plate to get out of it? Nothing.

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Santillan continues domination for Dragons

Santillan continues domination for Dragons

After his second straight scoreless start for the Dayton Dragons, also the longest of his career, Tony Santillan may not have much more to prove at the Class A level.

The Reds' No. 14 prospect flat-out dominated over eight innings on Wednesday against Great Lakes, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out five in a game that was suspended due to rain after 13 scoreless frames. In his previous turn, Santillan had completed a then-season-high seven innings after losing a perfect game bid with one out in the seventh.

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Hamilton's speed helps Reds steal victory

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Hamilton's speed helps Reds steal victory

The Reds were in dire straits on Wednesday night in Cleveland. They trailed the defending American League champions in the ninth inning, 3-2, and though they had runners on first and second, they were down to their last two outs. Cleveland closer Cody Allen hadn't blown a save since last August, either.

The batter hit a ground ball to first base, and initially, it seemed like Carlos Santana successfully pulled off the 3-6-3 double play to end the game. The Indians celebrated the victory on the field.

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Comeback club: Rallying Reds never out of it

Comeback club: Rallying Reds never out of it

CINCINNATI -- Falling behind early has been par for the course for the Reds of late, but they've also made a habit of battling back after digging themselves a hole.

That was the case again Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, as Cincinnati came up just short in its comeback attempt against the Indians, losing, 8-7, to split the home series of the Ohio Cup.

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Reds stage drama, but lose wild one to Tribe

Reds stage drama, but lose wild one to Tribe

CINCINNATI -- The Indians have been waiting for big offseason acquisition Edwin Encarnacion to let his power emerge. Encarnacion broke it out in a big way on Tuesday as he slugged two home runs in Cleveland's 8-7 win over the Reds to help split the two Ohio Cup games at Great American Ball Park.

"I think he's getting more dangerous," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Encarnacion. "He's hit a number of balls just foul, but he's barreling them up. I think you're going to see nights like this won't be the only time."

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Lorenzen enjoying game of adjustments

Reds right-hander learning art of keeping hitters off balance

Lorenzen enjoying game of adjustments

CINCINNATI -- During his scoreless eighth inning of the Reds' 5-1 win over the Indians on Monday, right-handed power reliever Michael Lorenzen faced five batters -- all left-handed. The first four were able to put his cutter into play -- including two for singles by Bradley Zimmer and Michael Brantley.

"We'll make changes in how we attack lefties," Lorenzen said on Tuesday. "You're seeing their swings and what they're doing and taking a 'I will see a cutter' approach."

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Winker homers, collects four hits

Winker homers, collects four hits

After Double-A Erie was forced to use six pitchers during Monday's 14-13 loss against Harrisburg, the SeaWolves desperately needed a big performance out of starter Myles Jaye on Tuesday.

The Tigers' No. 15 prospect delivered, tossing six scoreless innings and setting a career high with 11 strikeouts before Erie walked it off in the ninth against the Senators to win, 2-1.

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Finnegan takes important step in recovery

Finnegan takes important step in recovery

CINCINNATI -- Dealing with a strained teres major muscle near his left shoulder since he was placed on the disabled list on April 16, lefty starter Brandon Finnegan never expected to be out as long as he has.

"I thought it was going to be a little, quick 10-day thing and start throwing again and be back in a couple of weeks, but it definitely took a lot longer than I expected," Finnegan said on Monday. "They're just being smart. Can't be mad at them for that. I feel good, though. That's all that matters."

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Feldman gives Reds sorely needed solid start

Feldman gives Reds sorely needed solid start

CINCINNATI -- Weeks of poor starting-pitching performances had put a strain on the Reds' bullpen and left the team sorely in need of a solid outing from Scott Feldman on Monday. Feldman came through, tossing six innings of one-run baseball in a 5-1 win over the Indians.

Before Monday, Reds starters were 0-7 with an 8.79 ERA over the previous nine games, a stretch in which the team went 1-8. Feldman had lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his previous start, giving up five runs in a 7-5 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

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Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Reds top Tribe to take Ohio Cup opener

Reds top Tribe to take Ohio Cup opener

CINCINNATI -- For the first time in his brief career, Reds right fielder Scott Schebler has slugged a home run in three straight games. Schebler's homer to lead off the bottom of the second inning helped Cincinnati to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland in Monday's Ohio Cup series opener.

The Reds already held a 1-0 lead thanks to Adam Duvall's two-out RBI single off Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the first inning. Schebler lifted the first pitch that Tomlin offered in the second inning -- an 85-mph cut fastball -- into the right-field seats for the homer. That had him tied for second in the National League with 13 homers for the season.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Arroyo seeks answers after rough outing

Arroyo seeks answers after rough outing

CINCINNATI -- Giving up home runs in large amounts has often been part-and-parcel of Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo's body of work -- even when he was younger with an arm at 100 percent. But they're coming in bunches this season at a time when he's 40 years old with slower velocity and lesser stuff.

Arroyo gave up four solo homers and six earned runs over 5 1/3 innings during the Reds' 6-4 loss to the Rockies on Sunday. That gave him nine homers allowed over his last four starts.

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Votto, Schebler homer, but Reds fall in finale

Votto, Schebler homer, but Reds fall in finale

CINCINNATI -- The Rockies' bullpen returned to form Sunday at Great American Ball Park, holding off the Reds and helping secure a 6-4 win for Colorado, which took two of three games away from home for its fourth straight road series win.

"This was a good one," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "The Reds have been playing good baseball from Opening Day until now. They had a little bit of a rough patch. It was a good series. They kept putting pressure on us. We kept putting pressure on them. It was a good win."

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Rally bird stops by the Reds' broadcast booth

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Rally bird stops by the Reds' broadcast booth

Heading into the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday, the Reds trailed the Rockies, 6-1. At the end of the bottom of the sixth, Colorado's lead had been cut to 6-4. What did Cincinnati have to thank for this abrupt reversal of fortunes? The Rally Bird.

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Schebler looking to turn it up at the plate

Schebler looking to turn it up at the plate

CINCINNATI -- Reds right fielder Scott Schebler was batting .293 with two home runs and 15 RBIs with runners in scoring position heading into Sunday's game. One of those homers and four of the RBIs came on Saturday in the 12-8 win over the Rockies.

Schebler would like to be better in those situations.

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Three homers aid Reds in comeback win

Three homers aid Reds in comeback win

CINCINNATI -- In a seesaw battle Saturday, the Reds held off the first-place Rockies for a 12-8 win at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati jumped to an early lead before the Rockies scored six times in the fifth and took an 8-3 lead. Not to be deterred, the Reds responded by scoring nine unanswered runs over the next three innings to snap their season-high seven-game losing streak.

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Wojciechowski comes up big for Reds

Pitcher learned of callup late Friday night and drove to Cincinnati on Saturday morning

Wojciechowski comes up big for Reds

CINCINNATI -- The Reds' biggest comeback of the season required a big offensive boost, but the path to a 12-8 victory over the Rockies on Saturday that snapped a season-high seven game losing streak was paved by a journeyman pitcher who wasn't even in the organization one month ago.

Asher Wojciechowski, who was signed as a free agent for Minor League depth on April 21 and assigned to Triple-A Louisville's rotation, was called up to fortify a tired bullpen. And did he ever with 3 2/3 scoreless innings while retiring his first 11 batters in a row for his first big league win.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.