Right-hander Iglesias nearing innings limit

Rookie has struck out 87 over 80 1/3 Major League innings this season

Right-hander Iglesias nearing innings limit

MILWAUKEE -- Raisel Iglesias appears to be pitching his best lately, and looking his strongest, but the Reds rookie starter could soon be nearing an innings limit that would take him out of the rotation.

Reds manager Bryan Price is not revealing what that number of innings is. Following his seven innings during a 5-0 loss to the Brewers on Friday, the 25-year-old had 109 1/3 innings combined this season in the big leagues and Triple-A Louisville.

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Iglesias continues hot August with 10-K game

Rookie right-hander happy with stellar month in Reds' rotation

Iglesias continues hot August with 10-K game

MILWAUKEE -- When Raisel Iglesias was a freshly-minted free agent from Cuba last year, almost all of his suitors projected him as a reliever. But not the Reds, a team that liked him as a starting pitcher. Iglesias chose Cincinnati and has showed signs that he could become a dynamic member of the rotation.

Amid a 5-0 Reds loss to the Brewers on Friday at Miller Park, Iglesias still put on a nice show. In his sixth-straight quality start, he allowed three earned runs and four hits over seven innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

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Reds blanked by Brewers in series opener

Reds blanked by Brewers in series opener

MILWAUKEE -- Domingo Santana homered in his Miller Park debut and Taylor Jungmann delivered a quality start in the Brewers' 5-0 win over the Reds on Friday night.

The Reds (52-75) lost for the 13th time in 14 games while the Brewers (54-74) snapped a four-game losing streak and avoided falling 22 games under .500 for the first time this year. Jungmann led the way with six scoreless innings on an even 100 pitches to snap Milwaukee's streak of eight games without a quality start.

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Price not certain Holmberg will start Monday

If manager decides to skip southpaw, Lorenzen may get promotion

Price not certain Holmberg will start Monday

MILWAUKEE -- At least officially, left-hander David Holmberg remained listed as the Reds' scheduled starter for Monday's series opener vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field. But after Holmberg was hit hard in three-straight starts, including Wednesday vs. the Dodgers, manager Bryan Price seemed to be considering alternative plans.

"Hard to say. I don't think we're ready to make a commitment one way or the other," Price said on Friday.

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Jocketty: Price's status safe for rest of season

Jocketty: Price's status safe for rest of season

CINCINNATI -- The Reds have lost 12 of their past 13 games, but manager Bryan Price will get to finish this season at the helm, as general manager Walt Jocketty and CEO Bob Castellini have no changes planned.

"There have been no discussions. We're not looking at anything else or anyone else," Jocketty said on Thursday.

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Reds let golden chance vs. Greinke slip away

With 1st and 3rd in 5th, DeSclafani can't get bunt down and Schumaker whiffs

Reds let golden chance vs. Greinke slip away

CINCINNATI -- The Reds' frustration showed in the moment Thursday when they missed a chance to break through against the Dodgers and Zack Greinke. When the final score turns out to be a 1-0 defeat -- Cincinnati's 12th loss in its past 13 games -- well, that's some added salt that burns the wound.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jay Bruce led off with a walk after he started in a 0-2 count. Bruce stole second base with Jason Bourgeois batting. With one out, Tucker Barnhart hit a single that put runners on the corners. Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sought to get down a sacrifice bunt to get both runners into scoring position.

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DeSclafani sharp, but Reds blanked by LA

DeSclafani sharp, but Reds blanked by LA

CINCINNATI -- Zack Greinke fired a four-hitter for seven scoreless innings to outduel Anthony DeSclafani as the Dodgers edged the Reds on Thursday afternoon, 1-0, for their first series sweep at Great American Ball Park since 2008.

The Reds have lost 12 of 13, while the Dodgers had lost the first five games of the trip in Oakland and Houston before the three-game sweep. The win left the first-place Dodgers 2 1/2 games ahead of the Giants, who beat the Cubs, 9-1.

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Stephenson could be among Reds' callups

Club's top pitching prospect activated off DL at Triple-A

Stephenson could be among Reds' callups

CINCINNATI -- The Reds have yet to finalize or reveal who their September callups might be, but it seems possible that top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson would be among them.

"Those are conversations I'll have with Walt [Jocketty, the Reds' general manager] when we finalize the roster of guys that are coming up," Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday. "I just don't have the ability or the right to tell you guys who would be coming up because we haven't had that final conversation. There's a chance he could be a part of that September conversation."

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Villarreal's relief keeps Reds in position to rally

Continuing ability to eat up innings, righty tosses 3 1/3 scoreless after Holmberg's early exit

Villarreal's relief keeps Reds in position to rally

CINCINNATI -- When Reds reliever Pedro Villarreal is asked to eat up some innings, the chances are strong that the starting pitcher didn't have a good -- or a deep -- outing. It's happened more frequently lately as the all-rookie rotation struggles for consistency, and it was the case again Wednesday during a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Villarreal's long relief helped make the game interesting by the late innings. Reds starter David Holmberg was roughed up again for six earned runs and seven hits -- including three home runs, all in the fourth -- in 3 2/3 innings. When Villarreal took over, it was a 6-0 game with two outs in the fourth. He pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings with one hit allowed, one hit batter and two strikeouts as he retired 10 of 12.

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Reds stage late rally, but early homers haunt

Reds stage late rally, but early homers haunt

CINCINNATI -- The Dodgers homered three times in a five-run fourth inning Wednesday night to chase rookie starter David Holmberg, and they held on for a 7-4 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

With the victory, the Dodgers remained 2 1/2 games ahead of the second-place Giants, who beat the Cubs, 4-2. Since Aug. 13, the Dodgers are 5-5, all of the wins against the Reds.

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Dodge bat: Hernandez puts scare in Suarez

Los Angeles OF forces Reds SS to take evasive measures, as splintered lumber leads to double

Dodge bat: Hernandez puts scare in Suarez

CINCINNATI -- Dodgers center fielder Kiké Hernandez gave new meaning to the term "broken-bat double" in Los Angeles' 7-4 win over the Reds on Wednesday night.

Leading off the sixth inning against reliever Pedro Villarreal, Hernandez hit what would have been a routine ground ball to shortstop if his bat hadn't separated, with the barrel aiming directly at the feet of infielder Eugenio Suarez along with the ball.

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Marshall could be close to facing live hitters

Reds reliever building up with throwing sessions, hopes to see Major League action this season

Marshall could be close to facing live hitters

CINCINNATI -- Sean Marshall was grabbing his glove to go on the field and throw on flat ground Wednesday. The Reds reliever is hoping that each throwing session is one step closer to pitching in games, something he hasn't done since June 10, 2014, because of shoulder injuries.

Marshall, who had his second left shoulder surgery on May 20 of this season to clean out scar tissue, has been throwing off of a mound in bullpen sessions every three days throughout this month. His next bullpen session -- expected either Thursday or Friday -- could determine if he gets to face hitters in a simulated setting.

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Dog eyes owner's hot dog at Bark in the Park night

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Dog eyes owner's hot dog at Bark in the Park night

Bark at the Park nights are pretty much the best. Not only do you get to take in a ballgame, but you get to do it alongside man's best friend. A win-win, really -- if you're a human, that is.

But what of the dogs? Sure, they appreciate your complimentary doggie uniform, but they're forced to spend hours surrounded by a buffet ballpark delicacies that remain tantalizingly out of reach. Behold the struggle of one such pup at Wednesday's Dodgers-Reds game, whose dreams of hot dog deliciousness were brutally quashed.

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Piling up pitches: Reds' rookies laboring

Lamb tallies 108 over five innings to continue exhausting trend among rotation

Piling up pitches: Reds' rookies laboring

CINCINNATI -- In his third Major League start, and second vs. the Dodgers, Reds rookie John Lamb has followed the trend that has plagued the all-rookie rotation by racking up a lot of pitches in a short amount of time.

In the Reds' 5-1 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday, Lamb lasted only five innings, during which he threw 108 pitches. His line was respectable, but not remarkable, as he gave up three runs and five hits with three walks, six strikeouts and Justin Turner's two-run homer in the third inning.

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Reds miss late chances in loss to Dodgers

Reds miss late chances in loss to Dodgers

CINCINNATI -- Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins slugged two-run homers as the Dodgers snapped a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

With the victory, the Dodgers extended their National League West lead to 2 1/2 games after the Giants lost to the Cubs, 8-5.

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Hamilton rehabbing slower than expected

Reds outfielder yet to return to baseball activity while nursing shoulder sprain

Hamilton rehabbing slower than expected

CINCINNATI -- When they placed him on the 15-day disabled list last week, the Reds initially hoped center fielder Billy Hamilton would make a speedy recovery from a sprained capsule inside his right shoulder. On Tuesday, Hamilton's target return date was still questionable.

Hamilton, who went on the DL Aug. 19 and can be activated on Sept. 3, has yet to return to baseball activity, but he is still rehabilitating.

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Phillips engages in basepath dance with A-Gon

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Phillips engages in basepath dance with A-Gon

You know what there's not enough of in baseball? Dancing. Everybody's too worried about smacking the baseball out of the ballpark instead of sashaying to the beautiful rhythms of the game we know and love. But during Tuesday's Dodgers-Reds game, Brandon Phillips decided to break out into a ballroom-style pirouette, and he decided to do it with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Reds end skid with 10-run 6th vs. Tigers

Reds end skid with 10-run 6th vs. Tigers

CINCINNATI -- It was a comeback, and then some, for the Reds on Monday as they scored 12 unanswered runs -- 10 in the sixth inning -- for a 12-5 victory over the Tigers in their makeup game at Great American Ball Park. With its biggest rally of the year, Cincinnati avoided setting a season-high losing streak after it had lost the previous nine in a row.

Detroit had a 5-0 lead through four innings against Reds starter Keyvius Sampson, including a four-run first inning where nine men batted. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Nick Castellanos added a solo shot in the nine-batter inning vs. Sampson, who lasted only four innings while throwing 100 pitches.

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DYK: Facts from Reds' 10-run inning

DYK: Facts from Reds' 10-run inning

CINCINNATI -- Little did Skip Schumaker know Monday night that he was starting the biggest Reds rally in years with a groundout to first base vs. the Tigers. Against Buck Farmer in the sixth inning, Schumaker bounced a ball to Miguel Cabrera and unsuccessfully tried to slide headfirst to beat the throw to the pitcher covering.

What followed was extraordinary as the next seven batters reached safely, and 14 batted in the bottom of the sixth overall. Cincinnati scored 10 runs -- including the go-ahead runs from Schumaker -- on its way to a 12-5 victory over the Tigers that snapped a season-high nine-game losing streak.

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Coddling rookie rotation no option for Reds

Before September callups, club needs innings from starters

Coddling rookie rotation no option for Reds

CINCINNATI -- As some members of the all-rookie Reds rotation labor and struggle to get through their starts, there isn't much flexibility for manager Bryan Price to bring an early hook and summon a reliever.

When rosters can expand in September, Price expects that to be different. In the meantime, the Reds are trying to do their best to get through. Entering Monday's makeup game vs. the Tigers, the rookie rotation had a 4.92 ERA since July 29.

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Cerebral approach suiting Iglesias well

Right-hander's 13 strikeouts vs. D-backs most for Reds rookie since 1967

Cerebral approach suiting Iglesias well

CINCINNATI -- The Reds, and opposing batters, are discovering there is something special about Raisel Iglesias.

Cincinnati's rookie right-hander struck out 13 batters on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) during a 4-0 loss to the D-backs at Great American Ball Park.

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Balester back in Majors for 1st time since 2012

RHP replaces Parra, who goes on DL; Roach also designated

Balester back in Majors for 1st time since 2012

CINCINNATI -- The Reds added a fresh arm to their bullpen on Sunday, recalling right-hander Collin Balester from Triple-A Louisville after left-hander Manny Parra was placed on the disabled list.

Parra has biceps tendinitis in his left shoulder. He is 1-1, 3.24 in 31 relief appearances. The Reds made room for Balester on the 40-man roster by designating right-hander Donn Roach for assignment. Cincinnati had claimed Roach in July after he was placed on waivers by the Chicago Cubs.

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Iglesias fans 13 in Reds' loss to D-backs

Iglesias fans 13 in Reds' loss to D-backs

CINCINNATI -- Chase Anderson got the best of Raisel Iglesias in a pitchers' duel to lead the D-backs (62-61) to the four-game series sweep victory over the Reds, 4-0, at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. The win pushed the D-backs above .500 for the first time since April 22 when Arizona was 8-7, while the Reds (51-71) matched a season-high nine game losing streak.

Anderson threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up his second straight victory against the Reds. He surrendered only five hits and three walks, while striking out two. Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday, but was recalled on Thursday after Jeremy Hellickson was placed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

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Boesch scratched with sore ankle

Outfielder fouled ball off foot in Saturday's loss to D-backs

Boesch scratched with sore ankle

CINCINNATI -- Reds outfielder Brennan Boesch was a late scratch from Sunday's 4-0 loss to the D-backs with a sore right ankle.

Boesch fouled a ball off of his foot during Saturday night's 11-7 loss to the D-backs. He had an ice pack on the ankle after the game.

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Reds unveil bronze statue to honor Perez

Fans, franchise legends attend ceremony at Great American Ball Park

Reds unveil bronze statue to honor Perez

CINCINNATI -- Tony Perez started to speak, stopped, then apologized.

"I guess you're supposed to be emotional on a day like this," Perez said.

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Offense thrives, but Reds staff tagged in loss

Offense thrives, but Reds staff tagged in loss

CINCINNATI -- Paul Goldschmidt snapped out of a recent slump to power the D-backs to a series-clinching 11-7 victory over the Reds on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. Arizona has taken all three of the four-game series so far to climb back to .500 at 61-61, while the Reds have lost eight straight.

Goldschmidt hit a pair of two-run homers to finish 4-for-5 with four RBIs and one stolen base. The D-backs finished with 16 hits, also getting multihit games from Ender Inciarte (2-for-4), the red-hot A.J. Pollock (3-for-5) and Chris Owings (3-for-4).

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LaMarre makes highlight-reel catch in debut

LaMarre makes highlight-reel catch in debut

CINCINNATI -- Ryan LaMarre said his first game in the big leagues was everything he had hoped for ... except the souvenirs.

"I got the lineup card," LaMarre said. "I hope to get that 'first hit' ball pretty soon."

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Baseball a family affair for the Fraziers

Parents Charlie and Joan are 2015 Little League Parents of the Year

Baseball a family affair for the Fraziers

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Home Run Derby champion Todd Frazier isn't the only member of his family worthy of adoration. The Reds' slugger is just one of three Frazier brothers, all of whom played baseball in Little League and were drafted by Major League teams.

Their parents, Charlie and Joan Frazier, certainly deserve some credit for their success. For that, Little League Baseball is recognizing the Fraziers at Lamade Stadium on Saturday as the 2015 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year. Established in 1980, the award is presented annually to the parents of a Major Leaguer who were actively involved in their son's Little League experience.

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