CINCINNATI -- It looked like the Reds' bullpen was going to get a much-needed quiet night after it worked 10 innings over parts of two games Sunday in New York. The team pulled out to an eight-run lead as the lineup was roughing up the Twins on Monday night to the benefit of starter Mike Leake.
CINCINNATI -- Banged up with injuries to both of his hands that forced him out of Sunday's game, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was missing from the starting lineup in Monday's 11-7 win over the Twins.
Interleague Play will continue for the Reds and Twins today in the second tilt of a three-game series from Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati righty Anthony DeSclafani will make his 16th start, looking for his first win since June 9 against the Phillies. DeSclafani picked up wins in his first two June starts, but since is 0-1 despite a 2.63 ERA in his past three starts this month.
Robert Bondy is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Urban Youth Academy hosts prep stars
Former Reds All-Star Davis among instructors at 2015 Breakthrough Series
By Robert Bondy
CINCINNATI -- About 40 potential future professional baseball players took the field Monday in the first day of the 2015 Breakthrough Series at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy.
The high school players competed in a number of throwing, fielding and hitting drills led by former Major League players and managers. Monday was the first of two days in Cincinnati, with the showcase series also making stops in Bradenton, Fla., on July 21 and Compton, Calif., on Aug. 2. On Tuesday, the participants will be split up into two teams for a pair of showcase games.
NEW YORK -- Mets left-hander Steven Matz did not make many mistakes during his dazzling debut at Citi Field on Sunday, but he left a fastball over the plate to Reds third baseman Todd Frazier that did not go unpunished.
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
When Miguel Sano was hitting just .159 and slugging .381 in April, no one in the Twins organization was overly concerned. They knew the rust from having missed the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery would be considerable, and fully expected him to return to the power-hitting corner infielder he was before the injury.
NEW YORK -- When he stepped into Citi Field around 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, Steven Matz had no way of knowing it would be almost eight hours before he would finally step to the mound in his debut. When he did, it was worth the wait.
24 girls, boys to compete All-Star Workout Day on July 13
By Mark Newman
It all started in March with about 625,000 youth around North America, competing in more than 4,400 events and each dreaming of the chance to play on the field prior to Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on July 13 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
NEW YORK -- After the Reds have departed New York to return home, catcher Devin Mesoraco will remain in the city to have surgery to repair the left hip impingement he has been dealing with most of the season.
By Mark Sheldon and Joe Trezza
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NEW YORK -- For one team, completing a suspended game nearly 24 hours after it began was worth the wait. That proved to be the Mets, who took a 2-1 win over the Reds in 13 innings on a Lucas Duda chopper that could not be handled by first baseman Joey Votto. New York won the first two games of the series with a chance to sweep in the regularly scheduled Sunday game.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. Joe Trezza is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Joey Votto knows this better than just about anyone. Cincy's first baseman has spent the majority of his nine-year career next to Phillips, and after all this time admiring his teammate's effortless shenanigans, he tried it out for himself during Saturday's game against the Mets.
NEW YORK -- Reds rookie starting pitcher Raisel Iglesias threw in the bullpen on Saturday and appears ready to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. Iglesias has been on the disabled list since June 5 with a strained left oblique muscle.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. Joe Trezza contributed to this story. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
NEW YORK -- Whether it was to himself, the Reds or any of the myriad clubs that might pursue him before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, ace Johnny Cueto showed no ill effects or limitations with his right elbow on Friday vs. the Mets.
NEW YORK -- Back at Citi Field, where they have enjoyed a lopsided percentage of their success this season, the recently reeling Mets breezed to a second straight victory behind Noah Syndergaard's best game as a big leaguer. Syndergaard fired a career-high eight innings of one-run ball on Friday, Curtis Granderson hit his fourth homer in 17 at-bats and Lucas Duda drew a go-ahead bases-loaded walk to lead the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Reds.
PITTSBURGH -- Even Pirates fans had to appreciate the latest dazzling defensive play by Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips. His game-winning home run in the top of the 13th inning for a 5-4 Reds win late Thursday night? Probably not as much.
PITTSBURGH -- About half an hour after their Thursday night game gave way to Friday morning, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips ripped a solo home run to left field off Pirates reliever Rob Scahill, leading Cincinnati to a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh at PNC Park.