Bailey induces soft contact, but Yanks find holes

Reds righty allows 7 runs (5 earned) on 10 hits, 9 of which were singles

Bailey induces soft contact, but Yanks find holes

NEW YORK -- For only the second time in his career, and the first time since Sept. 23, 2009, Reds pitcher Homer Bailey had a start of at least six innings without recording a strikeout when he faced the Yankees on Wednesday.

That wasn't necessarily a bad thing, as Bailey wanted contact. Instead of being beat up by majestic Yanks hits, Wednesday's 9-5 loss had more soft hits that found holes.

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Duvall homers late, but Reds fall in Bronx finale

Duvall homers late, but Reds fall in Bronx finale

NEW YORK -- Luis Severino continued to establish himself as an ace, Didi Gregorius homered for the third straight game and Clint Frazier contributed a pair of run-scoring hits, leading the Yankees to a 9-5 victory over the Reds on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Todd Frazier also slugged his first homer as a Yankee, helping New York log its sixth win in eight games. The Reds have lost 11 of 13 since the All-Star break and were stifled over seven innings by the All-Star Severino, who is earning plaudits as the Yanks' top starter.
 

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Shoulder surgery to end Herrera's season

Second baseman was batting .264/.312/.397 at Reds' Triple-A affiliate

Shoulder surgery to end Herrera's season

NEW YORK -- When the Reds acquired Dilson Herrera from the Mets for Jay Bruce on Aug. 1, 2016, the club thought it had a second baseman to replace Brandon Phillips.

Herrera -- who has spent the entire 2017 season at Triple-A Louisville -- has never been fully able to show what he could do, in part because of a problematic right shoulder. On Wednesday, it was announced that he would need season-ending arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips.

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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.

Reds hope Cozart's quad not long-term setback

Reds hope Cozart's quad not long-term setback

NEW YORK -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was getting treatment in the training room Wednesday morning after aggravating a sore right quadriceps running the bases on Tuesday vs. the Yankees.

Cozart was unavailable to play Wednesday vs. New York, but Cincinnati did not place him on the 10-day disabled list.

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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.

Stephenson set for rematch vs. Miami's O'Grady

Stephenson set for rematch vs. Miami's O'Grady

With little time since they last met for three games in Cincinnati, the Reds and Marlins will convene for a four-game set that begins on Thursday in Miami.

The Marlins took two of three games last weekend. The opener will have a rematch between Cincinnati's Robert Stephenson and Miami's Chris O'Grady.

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Siri homers twice, extends streak to 31

Siri homers twice, extends streak to 31

Jose Siri extend his hitting streak to 31 games, the longest in the Minor Leagues this season, on Wednesday, and he did so in style, hitting a pair of home runs and going 3-for-4 with four RBIs for Class A Dayton.

Siri, the Reds' No. 24 prospect, extended his streak on the game's first pitch, turning on a fastball to left field for a leadoff home run. He added three-run shot in the seventh inning, as well as a double in the ninth, though it wasn't enough to keep the Dragons from dropping the contest to Lansing, 11-7.

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Reds foil friend, foe Frazier with wild triple play

First for Cincy since 1995, Yanks last hit into one in 2011; comes in 3B's first AB in pinstripes

Reds foil friend, foe Frazier with wild triple play

NEW YORK -- A hard-hit ground ball, quick thinking and questionable baserunning added up to the Reds turning their first triple play in over two decades on Tuesday night vs. the Yankees -- and a run still scored.

In what became a 4-2 Cincinnati loss to New York, Reds rookie starter Luis Castillo was in big trouble during the bottom of the second inning after giving up singles to Matt Holliday, Didi Gregorius and Chase Headley, loading the bases with no outs. In his first at-bat for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, and in a 3-1 count, former Red Todd Frazier sharply hit a one-hop grounder to shortstop Jose Peraza, who touched second base and fired to Joey Votto at first base for a double play as Holliday crossed the plate. It's the 10th time a run has scored on a triple play, according to SABR's Triple Play Database, and the first in 11 years: The Mariners did so on a triple play executed by the Twins on May 27, 2006.

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Reds make history early, but rally snuffed late

Reds make history early, but rally snuffed late

NEW YORK -- Jordan Montgomery carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Didi Gregorius homered and the Yankees posted their fourth win in the last five games despite hitting into a rare run-scoring triple play, securing a 4-2 victory over the Reds in Interleague action on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Relying heavily on his sinker and curveball, Montgomery faced the minimum through five innings before Scott Schebler broke up the no-hit bid with a double to right-center field, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd of 44,268. The rookie left-hander held Cincinnati to a run and two hits over 6 2/3 frames in an 85-pitch effort, securing his first win in five starts. 

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Senzel leads 5 Reds on Top 100 Prospects list

Greene, Trammell, Castillo and Mahle also recognized as pieces of bright future

Senzel leads 5 Reds on Top 100 Prospects list

NEW YORK -- As Reds top prospect Nick Senzel rises through the ranks of the organization, so too does his ranking around baseball. MLBPipeline.com's midseason Top 100 rankings were revealed, and Senzel landed just outside of the top 10.

Senzel, currently at Double-A Pensacola and the 2016 Draft's second overall selection, is ranked No. 11, up from No. 26 before the season. He is one of five Reds prospects ranked in the Top 100.

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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.

Frazier savors flavor of 1st game in pinstripes

With Toms River throngs on hand, and facing Reds, Yanks 3B greets fans, grounds into triple play, singles

Frazier savors flavor of 1st game in pinstripes

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of people from his hometown of Toms River, N.J., made the trip to greet newly acquired third baseman Todd Frazier on Tuesday as he played his first home game as a member of the Yankees, who opened a two-game series against the team that drafted him.

Buses provided transportation for fans making the two-hour trip from Toms River to the Bronx to see their hometown favorite don the pinstripes for the first time against the Reds in an Interleague matchup.

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Cozart, Reds hampered by problematic quad

Shortstop aggravates injury, unable to score tying run in 8th; likely to miss time

Cozart, Reds hampered by problematic quad

NEW YORK -- If Zack Cozart was 100 percent healthy, he knows he would have scored a big run for the Reds in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees. Instead, the shortstop could be out for a couple of days, and maybe longer, as his problematic right quadriceps was aggravated.

Against reliever Dellin Betances in a 3-1 game, Cozart pinch-hit with one out and runners on first and second base. He grounded to the shortstop and had to hustle hard to beat out the double play.

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Gennett, Cozart supply offense but Reds fall

Gennett, Cozart supply offense but Reds fall

CLEVELAND -- After sweeping the Blue Jays over the weekend, the Indians extended their winning streak to four games on Monday night, as Carlos Santana belted two homers to power the Indians over the in-state rival Reds, 6-2, at Progressive Field to retain the Ohio Cup.

In a makeup game of a postponed May 25 contest between the clubs, Santana smacked his 11th and 12th homers of the season -- first from the left, then from the right side of the plate -- to win the 2017 Ohio Cup Most Outstanding Player Award. Roberto Perez delivered the go-ahead RBI double in the fifth, and Michael Brantley and Bradley Zimmer each contributed sacrifice flies in the first and fifth innings, respectively. Zimmer later added an RBI single in the seventh.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland and covered the Indians Monday.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland and covered the Reds Monday.

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Wood K's Brantley with ridiculous knuckler

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Wood K's Brantley with ridiculous knuckler

Do you know why you need to pay close attention to every pitch? Because you never know when the pitcher will wind up and fire something truly glorious. Blake Wood showed off just how good his stuff can be when he faced Michael Brantley with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of the Reds' 6-2 loss on Monday.

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DeSclafani makes rehab start in Rookie League

Righty gives up two earned runs on 47 pitches in first outing in comeback from UCL sprain

DeSclafani makes rehab start in Rookie League

CLEVELAND -- Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani took his first big step toward a return to the Majors on Sunday, as he threw his first rehab start in the Arizona Rookie League.

DeSclafani, who has been out all season with a UCL sprain in his right elbow, gave up three runs (two earned) over 2 1/3 innings with three strikeouts, one walk, and three hits on 47 pitches vs. the Padres' Rookie League affiliate. 

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Could Cozart and his donkey be leaving Cincy?

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Could Cozart and his donkey be leaving Cincy?

Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has earned a lot of attention this year for being The Guy Who Got The Donkey For Making The All-Star Team, but his donkey-earning on-field performance has also made him an intriguing trade chip for a Reds team that is looking to rebuild. The 31-year-old Cozart has been one of the best shortstops in baseball this year by almost every measure, and could fit any contender that needs an upgrade up the middle. The question is: Will the Reds be willing to move the fan favorite for prospects? And if they are, which playoff team could use Cozart the most? 

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Siri extends hitting streak to 30

Siri extends hitting streak to 30

In many ways, Monday belonged to Ronald Acuna.

Acuna made the largest jump of any player in MLB Pipeline's freshly revamped Top 100 Prospects list, going from No. 86 all the way up to No. 8, as well as from No. 7 to No. 1 on the Braves' new Top 30 list.

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Romano changes things up in strong start

Rookie makes adjustments, goes with 3-pitch mix to spin 6 innings of 1-run ball

Romano changes things up in strong start

CINCINNATI -- Coming off of a poor first start of the second half on Tuesday, Reds rookie Sal Romano made several adjustments. One of them involved laundry, of all things.

Unlike last time, Romano didn't have to sweat it out so much during a humid day while turning in his strong six-inning performance in the Reds' 6-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

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This Reds fan met Gordon ... and kicked him

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This Reds fan met Gordon ... and kicked him

Beyond clapping, cheering and meme-making, fans don't have much of a chance to impact the game. (Unless you believe in no-hitter jinxes, that is.)

Not so for this young Reds fan. When he got a chance to meet Dee Gordon before Sunday's Marlins-Reds game, he took this opportunity to make an impact into his own hands -- or should I say feet: 

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Reds bust out bats to overpower Marlins

Reds bust out bats to overpower Marlins

CINCINNATI -- It's been a rough 10-game homestand for the Reds, as starting pitching and offense both sputtered coming out of the All-Star break. But both came together with synergy to net a 6-3 victory over the Marlins that salvaged a game from their three-game series. Cincinnati finished the homestand with a 2-8 record.

Scooter Gennett had two hits and two RBIs, including a home run, to spark the Reds, while Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart each added homers in the sixth inning. Rookie starting pitcher Sal Romano pitched a solid six innings with one earned run, three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. A.J. Ellis' two-out solo home run in the fourth inning was the only run Romano allowed as he retired 13 of his last 14 batters.
 

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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.

Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati who covered the Marlins on Sunday.

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Suarez dazzles on D, looks to get even better

Third baseman wants to be best in league, pays close attention to Rockies' Arenado

Suarez dazzles on D, looks to get even better

CINCINNATI -- Third baseman Eugenio Suarez has provided the Reds with superb defense most of this season and the second half of last year following a rough start. He works largely under the radar, however.

Entering Sunday, Suarez was tied for second in the Majors at his position with 1.0 defensive Wins Above Replacement, according to Baseball-Reference.com. Colorado's Nolan Arenado is the leader at 1.9.

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Cozart met the donkey Votto promised him

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Cozart met the donkey Votto promised him

Joey Votto paid up on a deal he made with teammate Zack Cozart prior to the All-Star break.

Votto promised Cozart if he made the All-Star roster this season, Votto would gift him with a donkey. Cozart really loves donkeys so the deal seemed too good to be true. Now that we know Cozart landed an All-Star spot, he was able to meet his new life companion before the Reds hosted the Marlins Saturday.

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Stephenson's first start something to build on

Stephenson's first start something to build on

CINCINNATI -- Even before Robert Stephenson took the mound in his return from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, Reds manager Bryan Price declared that he wasn't making a one-start audition. Stephenson is in the big league rotation to stay, or at least long enough to show whether or not he belongs.

While his line wasn't pretty during a 5-4 Reds loss to the Marlins at Great American Ball Park, Stephenson offered enough for encouragement. He gave up five earned runs over 5 1/3 innings, with five hits, two walks (one intentional) and five strikeouts.

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Kivlehan goes deep, but Reds can't finish rally

Kivlehan goes deep, but Reds can't finish rally

CINCINNATI -- Reds pitchers have given up a staggering 22 home runs since the All-Star break, most in the Majors. That total includes two long balls from J.T. Realmuto, who provided most of the Marlins' offense with three hits and four RBIs in a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds held a 2-1 lead in the second inning when Realmuto hit Robert Stephenson's full-count pitch for a two-run homer to left field. It was a 3-3 game in the sixth when Realmuto returned to slug Stephenson's first pitch to left field again for another two-run shot.

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Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati and covered the Marlins on Saturday.

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Rest not an option for slumping Votto

Rest not an option for slumping Votto

CINCINNATI -- Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto has opened the second half extremely cold at the plate. Votto doesn't know exactly why his production has dipped, but he doesn't believe rest is the solution to the problem. His yearly goal, especially after missing time with injuries in 2012 and '14, is to play all 162 games.

Reds manager Bryan Price has no immediate plans to take Votto out of the lineup.

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Amid up-and-down year, Bailey has good night

Righty, Reds know inconsistency will be part of progression back from 3rd surgery

Amid up-and-down year, Bailey has good night

CINCINNATI -- Both the Reds and Homer Bailey are working this season with an understanding that they won't always know what kind of stuff the starting pitcher will have on a given night. That's expected when coming back from a third elbow surgery.

However, Friday was one of the evenings where Bailey was solid. And the Reds could not back him up during a 3-1 loss, the club's seventh in the last eight games. Bailey pitched six innings with two earned runs, eight hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

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Solid Bailey lacks support against Marlins

Solid Bailey lacks support against Marlins

CINCINNATI -- Both the Reds and Marlins have been headed in the wrong direction while slumping coming out of the All-Star break. Miami, which had lost five of six games entering Friday, got a respite with its 3-1 victory at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has now dropped seven of eight games since the second half began.

Jose Urena gave up one earned run and three hits over six-plus innings, Junichi Tazawa escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh and AJ Ramos threw a perfect ninth to close out the Marlins' four-hitter.

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Castillo corrects course in solid 6-IP outing

Castillo corrects course in solid 6-IP outing

CINCINNATI -- Reds rookie starting pitcher Luis Castillo hasn't had any easy opponents through six big league starts. The flame-throwing righty has faced only first-place teams or playoff contenders thus far -- the Nationals (twice), Brewers, Rockies and D-backs (twice).

The first encounter with Arizona yielded Castillo's first win. On Thursday, a rough first inning was followed by an important course correction, but it was too late in Cincinnati's 12-2 loss to the D-backs.

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Suarez homers twice, but Reds fall in finale

Suarez homers twice, but Reds fall in finale

CINCINNATI -- Three batters into Thursday's game at Great American Ball Park, the D-backs set the tone. After the first two batters reached, Jake Lamb slugged a three-run home run that sent Arizona on its way to a 12-2 victory over the Reds. That claimed two of three games in the series.

Before Lamb batted, Daniel Descalso walked and Chris Iannetta hit a double against Reds rookie Luis Castillo. Castillo went on to retire 18 of his next 20 batters. Lamb added a second homer, a three-run shot to left field, in the ninth inning against Ariel Hernandez during a six-run rally to finish with a career-high six RBIs.

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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.

Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati who covered the D-backs on Thursday.

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Duvall's walk-off hit lifts Reds over D-backs in 11

Duvall's walk-off hit lifts Reds over D-backs in 11

CINCINNATI -- With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning, Adam Duvall ended the Reds' five-game losing streak. Duvall's RBI single scored the winning run for a 4-3, walk-off victory over the D-backs on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. Arizona lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Billy Hamilton started the rally with a one-out single to left field against reliever T.J. McFarland. Zack Cozart followed with his fourth hit of the game, a ground-rule double to right-center field that prevented Hamilton from scoring. Joey Votto was intentionally walked, setting up Duvall.

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Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati and covered the D-backs on Wednesday.

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