CINCINNATI -- The Reds haven't just looked like one of the hottest teams in baseball lately, the team's record backs that observation. Entering Tuesday, Cincinnati is a Major League best 17-5 (.773) since May 3. The next-best team is the one directly ahead of the Reds in the National League Central standings, the Cardinals, who were 16-6 (.727).
"We're playing pretty good. As a manager, you always want to be playing better," Reds manager Dusty Baker said on Tuesday. "There are a few things. We could pitch better at times. We could run the bases at times and play better defense at times. We could get some clutch hitting at times. Very rarely, is everything clicking at the same time. That's happened a whole bunch of times. We're playing good enough to win."