Peraza providing solid glove at shortstop

Infielder returns to original position with Cozart sidelined; 'It's like being home'

Peraza providing solid glove at shortstop

ST. LOUIS -- Even though it's been at multiple positions, it's taken getting regular playing time for the Reds' Jose Peraza to show what he can do as a hitter. Taking that a step further, Peraza has been able to showcase what he can do defensively lately by mostly playing shortstop for the injured Zack Cozart.

Peraza started 12 of his last 14 games at shortstop. He had two errors there this season but none since Sept. 12, the first game he took over as Cozart sat with right knee tendinitis.

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Duvall's career night at plate helps Reds romp

All-Star outfielder belts 2 homers, reaches 100-RBI mark

Duvall's career night at plate helps Reds romp

ST. LOUIS -- On Monday night, when the Cardinals badly needed a win to help their postseason chances, the Reds' offense instead cleaned up with a wood shampoo that consisted of 22 hits and three home runs.

It was a game chock full of big nights for many -- namely Steve Selsky with five hits and Brandon Phillips with four hits. But the biggest night belonged to Adam Duvall during the Reds' 15-2 rout at Busch Stadium. Duvall notched four hits and five RBIs -- both career highs -- while hitting two home runs and scoring four runs.

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Reds' offense racks up 22 hits in rout of Cards

Reds' offense racks up 22 hits in rout of Cards

ST. LOUIS -- Back at Busch Stadium with a chance to pull even with the Giants and inch closer to a sixth straight playoff berth, the Cardinals instead elicited boos from the typically affable home fans with one of their ugliest performances of the season. They looked little like a team ready for postseason play in a 15-2 loss to the Reds to open a seven-game homestand on Monday night.

The Cardinals fell further back in the National League Wild Card race that the Mets still lead with six days remaining in the regular season. New York, which also lost on Monday, holds a 1 1/2-game lead over the Cardinals. The Giants, who were idle, sit one game ahead of St. Louis.

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Reds deciding on starting pitcher for Friday

Relievers Sampson, Smith are candidates to face Cubs

Reds deciding on starting pitcher for Friday

ST. LOUIS -- With Homer Bailey unable to be ready in time and rookie Brandon Finnegan likely shut down for the season, the Reds will be short a starting pitcher once again on Friday when they return home to face the Cubs.

The probable pitcher is TBA, but will likely be one of Cincinnati's long relievers -- Josh Smith or Keyvius Sampson.

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Finnegan finishes strong after taking liner off leg

Left-hander throws five scoreless innings, tossing just 54 pitches

Finnegan finishes strong after taking liner off leg

MILWAUKEE -- If this was indeed the final start of the season for Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan, he certainly didn't want it to end with a line drive off of his right leg.

Finnegan was drilled on the side of his right knee by a Hernan Perez liner to begin the bottom of the second and it didn't feel good as he limped around the mound as Reds manager Bryan Price and head trainer Steve Baumann looked on with concern.

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Duvall sparks Reds behind Finnegan in win

Duvall sparks Reds behind Finnegan in win

MILWAUKEE -- In a season in which the Brewers came away with a winning home record even while beginning to rebuild, the Reds spoiled the season finale at Miller Park on Sunday afternoon.

Cincinnati left-hander Brandon Finnegan only allowed three hits and no walks over five scoreless innings and the Reds jumped out to an early lead en route to a 4-2 win to take the series.

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Reds mourn loss of Marlins' Fernandez

Reds mourn loss of Marlins' Fernandez

MILWAUKEE -- Like everywhere else in the baseball world, the tragic news that Marlins 24-year-old ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami overnight left the Reds shocked and saddened on Sunday morning. Some players watched the television coverage on the visitor's clubhouse televisions at Miller Park.

For Reds bullpen coach Ted Power, it brought him right back to a terrible day in Florida on March 22, 1993. Then a pitcher with the Indians, Power's teammates Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed when their fishing boat crashed into a lake pier on a dark evening. Pitcher Bobby Ojeda was also seriously injured. Power was supposed to be on the fishing trip with the other three players but changed his mind at the last minute and stayed home to relax on the team's Spring Training off day.

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Bailey unlikely to return during final week

Reds had hoped the right-hander could make start before season's end

Bailey unlikely to return during final week

MILWAUKEE -- The Reds' hopes to get pitcher Homer Bailey back for a couple of starts before the end of the season had all but faded on Sunday. Bailey is recovering well from right biceps tenderness, but he has seemingly run out of time to return.

"He's thrown bullpens, he's thrown pain free and now you're getting to the point where it's been four weeks since he's pitched," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "Typically someone in that type of environment would go and pitch in a Minor League rehab game under controlled circumstances as best that you can. It's not impossible, but improbable that he'll pitch this year from my perspective and what I've seen."

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Straily, Votto's HR lead Reds past Brewers

Straily, Votto's HR lead Reds past Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Dan Straily has been the Reds' best starter all season long, and he pitched to form against the Brewers on Saturday night.

Straily continued his dominance of the Crew, allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings while striking out five, as the Reds snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-1 win at Miller Park. All Straily would need in support was a two-run homer in the first by Joey Votto, who continued his torrid second half at the plate and subsequently spoiled Milwaukee starter Taylor Jungmann's first Major League start since April 28.

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Votto maintains hot hitting at Miller Park

Reds first baseman has 16 career home runs in Milwaukee

Votto maintains hot hitting at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE -- Joey Votto could not explain why Miller Park has become a hitting home away from home and didn't seem to be all that concerned that he has routinely tormented the Brewers.

The Brewers have certainly noticed, however. It was Votto's two-run home run off of starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann that set the pace for Cincinnati in a 6-1 victory that snapped a four-game losing streak.

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Cingrani's struggles vs. first batter continue

Cingrani's struggles vs. first batter continue

MILWAUKEE -- It's paramount for relievers to enter games throwing strikes, but that's been elusive more often than not for Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani, especially as of late.

In each of his last 10 appearances, Cingrani's first batter has reached safely -- seven times via a walk.

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Peraza homers as Reds drop opener to Crew

Peraza homers as Reds drop opener to Crew

MILWAUKEE -- Three was a magic number on Friday night at Miller Park.

The Brewers rode a three-run rally in the seventh to a 5-4 win over the Reds in the opener of the final series of the season at Miller Park -- a game that featured the eighth triple play in Brewers history and a three-run homer courtesy of Reds shortstop Jose Peraza.

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Phillips' Reds future uncertain in offseason

Second baseman entering final year of contract next year, set to make $13 million

Phillips' Reds future uncertain in offseason

MILWAUKEE -- Much of this non-contending season for the Reds season focused on the rebuild for the future. With 2017 being the final year of his six-year contract with Cincinnati, it's unlikely that second baseman Brandon Phillips will still be around to experience the completion of the project.

Instead, Phillips is certainly making the most of his time now. He's putting together another solid season, batting .289/.320/.417 with 11 home runs and 59 RBIs entering Friday, while finishing strong. He came in batting .344 over his last 58 games since July 6.

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Votto lines into triple play against Brewers

Line drive from Votto turns into end of Reds' threat in first inning

Votto lines into triple play against Brewers

MILWAUKEE - There's nothing like a triple play to bail a pitcher out of a jam. Brewers rookie Zach Davies learned that lesson twice this season.

With Reds on first and second and no outs in the top of the first inning of Friday's 5-4 Brewers win at Miller Park, first baseman Chris Carter snagged Reds slugger Joey Votto's line drive -- 101 mph off the bat, according to Statcast™ -- and started the eighth triple play in Brewers history. It was their second this season, both with Davies on the mound at Miller Park on a Friday night.

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Int'l signees, 2016 draftees headline Reds' crop at instructs

Int'l signees, 2016 draftees headline Reds' crop at instructs

The Cincinnati Reds have been very active on the international amateur free-agent market since this year's signing period began on July 2. They went well over their pool just to sign shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez for $7 million. Then they handed out $4.75 million to bring right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez into the fold. Both Cubans were placed among the Reds' Top 10, but that was before they had spent a day as a Red in the United States.

That changed last Sunday when a slew of Reds prospects reported to the team's training complex in Goodyear, Ariz., for instructional league work. Rodriguez and Gutierrez are officially on the advanced instructs roster, which features slightly older and more developed players, including 2016 first-round pick Nick Senzel.

Reds Top 30 prospects at instructs
1. Nick Senzel, 3B*
5. Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP*
6. Alfredo Rodriguez, SS*
11. Taylor Trammell, OF
12. Chris Okey, C*
13. TJ Friedl, OF*
14. Tony Santillan, RHP
16. Nick Travieso, RHP*
17. Phillip Ervin, OF*
18. Sal Romano, RHP*
19. Blake Trahan, SS*
21. Aristedes Aquino, OF*
22. Max Wotell, LHP**
23. Taylor Sparks, 3B*
24. Ian Kahaloa, RHP
26. Tanner Rainey, RHP*
27. Nick Hanson, RHP**
28. Gavin LaValley, 1B*
* Advanced instructional league
** Rehab
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Inbox: Phillips likely to be with Reds in 2017?

Beat reporter Mark Sheldon answers questions from fans

Inbox: Phillips likely to be with Reds in 2017?

Do you think Brandon Phillips and Zack Cozart will be with the Reds next year?
-- Gary H., La Grange, N.C.

It's definitely possible both will be back, but I wouldn't be stunned if one or both of them move elsewhere. I'm sure the Reds will explore deals for both players, especially with Jose Peraza needing a place to play regularly next season. But despite his strong overall season, Phillips is simply much harder to move. Not only is he going to be 36 next season, he is owed $13 million in the final season of his six-year contract in 2017, and he has full no-trade protection. Phillips also rejected trades last offseason.

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Reds can't find way to slow down pesky Cubs

Reds can't find way to slow down pesky Cubs

CHICAGO -- The march to 100 wins rolled steadily along for the Cubs.

Led by Miguel Montero's three hits and three RBIs, a three-game series sweep came without much difficulty as the Cubs claimed their 97th victory -- 9-2 over the Reds on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. Chicago is three shy of its first 100-win season since 1935 and has a magic number of 2 to clinch home-field advantage through the National League Championship Series.

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Reds held in check by Lester during loss

Reds held in check by Lester during loss

CHICAGO -- The postseason is two weeks away, and even though the National League Central-champion Cubs are waiting for other teams to get in, pitcher Jon Lester's foot is nowhere close to lifting off the gas. Not only did Lester pitch seven robust innings to pick up his NL-high 18th win, he provided the game's first run with a rocket of an RBI double in a 6-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

Now 18-4 with a 2.36 ERA, Lester is 9-0 with a 1.46 ERA over his last 12 starts after he allowed one run, six hits, no walks, one hit batter and struck out five. According to MLB Network research, that makes him the third Cubs left-handed pitcher to win nine consecutive decisions, joining him with Jack Pfiester (10 in 1908-09) and Ken Holtzman (nine in 1967).

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Reds cruise early before Cubs rally late

Reds cruise early before Cubs rally late

CHICAGO -- As the Cubs spend the next two weeks preparing themselves for the postseason, the National League Central champions were given a chance to inch closer to their 100th win against a Reds team they've had their way with most of this season. By erupting for three runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth, Chicago emerged with the 5-2 victory at Wrigley Field on Monday night.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth inning for his 35th save as he faced his former team for the first time. Chapman was with Cincinnati from 2010-15. Due to the Nationals' loss, the Cubs' magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL postseason is five.

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Reds set season record for homers allowed

Reds set season record for homers allowed

CHICAGO -- When the Reds' pitching staff broke the single-season record for home runs allowed Monday, it fittingly happened against the team that has stung them the most this season with the long ball.

In a 5-2 loss at Wrigley Field, the Cubs banged out three homers over the seventh and eighth innings as they scored five unanswered runs. That gave Cincinnati 242 homers allowed, eclipsing a record previously held by the 1996 Tigers.

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Reds overcome early deficit to cruise past Bucs

Reds overcome early deficit to cruise past Bucs

CINCINNATI -- In their first two meetings this season, Ivan Nova baffled the Reds. Cincinnati figured him out Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, forcing him out after three innings and cruising to a 7-4 win. Joey Votto had four hits and homered, Scott Schebler tacked on three hits and Tucker Barnhart drove in four runs as the Reds -- who wore green uniforms to celebrate Irish Heritage Day -- avoided a three-day, four-game sweep.

Nova held the Reds to four runs on 12 hits without a walk over his first 16 innings against the Reds, but he couldn't repeat that success Sunday. He allowed five runs (three earned) on nine hits in three innings, his shortest start of the season. It has been a sensational second half for Nova, the Pirates' latest pitching success story who entered the game with a 2.41 ERA over his first eight starts with the Bucs.

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Reds go wild after Straily notches first hit

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Reds go wild after Straily notches first hit

Before the Reds' 7-4 victory against the Pirates on Sunday, Dan Straily was 0-for-48 at the plate. While that's not terribly surprising given that he's a pitcher -- and one that has primarily played in the American League -- no player likes to look at their career batting average and see three zeros.

That all changed in the bottom of the third when Straily trickled a ground ball into right field for his first career hit.

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Magill proud of journey back to big league mound

Magill proud of journey back to big league mound

CINCINNATI -- To most, Matt Magill's uneventful one-inning appearance against the Pirates on Saturday didn't look like much. But for Magill, Saturday's return to a Major League mound was a huge milestone. Just over a year ago, it seemed like an improbable accomplishment.

"I think everyone has the doubts of, are they going to get back to the big leagues?" Magill said.

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Reds' rally in nightcap comes up short

Reds' rally in nightcap comes up short

CINCINNATI -- From start to finish, Saturday was about patience for the Pirates. Preparing for a doubleheader against the Reds, a 12-hour day at the ballpark, they first had to wait through an hour-long rain delay before Game 1. Then the Bucs forced the Reds to throw nearly 400 pitches, drawing 19 walks in 18 innings. After cruising to a victory in Game 1, Pittsburgh capped a highly productive day at the plate with a 7-3 win in Game 2 on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park.

The Pirates saw 393 pitches on the day -- 196 in the opener, a 10-4 win, and 197 in the nightcap -- as they swept the Reds in a doubleheader for the first time since August 2007. They piled on 22 hits, 11 in each game, and outscored the Reds, 17-7. Sean Rodriguez led the charge, homering in both games, but contributions came from all over the lineup.

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DeSclafani scuffles in DH-matinee loss to Bucs

DeSclafani scuffles in DH-matinee loss to Bucs

CINCINNATI -- Held silent for most of the month, the Pirates bats have come to life. The Pirates scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-4 win over the Reds, their third straight, in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh stumbled out of the gate in September, going 3-10 while averaging only 3.38 runs per game. But the Bucs have scored 34 runs during their three-game winning streak, pulling back within a game of .500. Andrew McCutchen paced the Bucs with three RBIs. Sean Rodriguez provided the biggest hit of the day, crushing a two-run homer to center field in the third inning. Rodriguez's career-high 15th homer came off his bat at 107 mph and traveled a Statcast-projected 404 feet. The Pirates have homered in five straight games, going deep 10 times during that stretch.

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Rhythmic adjustments have Peraza thriving

22-year-old seeing boost in exit velocity since latest promotion

Rhythmic adjustments have Peraza thriving

CINCINNATI -- The mystique of young players that succeed quickly in the Major Leagues makes them seem like they're overnight sensations who burst on the scene. But 22-year-old Reds infielder/outfielder Jose Peraza has already been putting in work for years to avoid simply being a flavor of the month.

In 2011, Peraza joined the Braves' organization as a 16-year-old. Reds hitting coach Don Long was Atlanta's Minor League hitting coordinator from 2011-13.

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Reds drop extra-inning slugfest to Pirates

Reds drop extra-inning slugfest to Pirates

CINCINNATI -- Sean Rodriguez, Francisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer were a combined 0-for-12 after nine innings Friday night. But after seeing the middle of the order power through the first nine, the bottom of the Pirates' lineup pulled it together in extras, engineering a 10th-inning rally and leading the Bucs to a 9-7 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

"The game's fun. Different things happen. Different opportunities get presented to different people," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "We had an opportunity to stay in a game tonight and battle back and win. I'm very proud of the way they played."

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Price frustrated as two reviews go against Reds

Manager ejected for arguing result of replay in 10th inning of loss to Bucs

Price frustrated as two reviews go against Reds

CINCINNATI -- After Friday's game between the Reds and Pirates needed more than nine innings, things took a bizarre turn.

Tony Cingrani allowed a tiebreaking single to Jordy Mercer in the 10th inning of the Reds' 9-7 loss to the Pirates, then the lefty faced pinch-hitter Jason Rogers. The ensuing play resulted in two replay reviews and an ejection.

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Reds' bullpen sets MLB record for HRs allowed

Cincinnati also ties single-season club mark for total homers surrendered

Reds' bullpen sets MLB record for HRs allowed

CINCINNATI -- With a homer surrendered by Blake Wood to Jung Ho Kang in the seventh inning of Friday's 9-7 loss to the Pirates, the Reds' bullpen has set the Major League record for home runs allowed in a single season with 93.

The Reds tied the record on Wednesday when Ross Ohlendorf allowed a homer to Milwaukee's Domingo Santana. The record was previously held by the 1964 Athletics. The homer also put them at 236 homers allowed as a staff, tying the 2004 club record. It also places them within three of the National League record, set by the 2001 Rockies, and five of the all-time record for homers allowed by a staff, set at 241 by the 1996 Tigers.

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