CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 on Wednesday to stay alive in the race for the second NL wild card.
Nick Castellanos, rookie Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez also connected as Cincinnati (82-75) posted its fourth straight victory, clinching a second straight winning season.
Washington Nationals (63-89, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-74, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Thursday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin (8-15, 6.11 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 127 strikeouts) Reds: Luis Castillo (8-15, 4.03 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 181 strikeouts)
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto tied the game with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot and the Cincinnati Reds rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joey Votto crushed the latest home run on his power barrage and performed a little fist-bump, hand-slap routine with his teammates at the plate. He looked at the fans on his walk back to the dugout and pointed his thumbs at his shoulders, a worthy flex for a slugger showing plenty of muscle of late.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati start the second half of the season the same way they ended the first — with Nick Castellanos and the Reds hoping to pick up where they left off.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Pérez’s walk-off single capped Kansas City's four-run rally as the Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Tuesday night.
The Royals scored six runs off the Reds’ bullpen in the final two innings and Pérez got his third game-ending hit this season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eugenio Suarez clubbed a tiebreaking three-run home run shortly after Nick Castellanos hit a tying solo shot and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugenio Suarez homered off Washington ace Max Scherzer in his first career start as a leadoff hitter, Tyler Mahle allowed three hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Nationals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds needed a lift after being swept in four games by the Giants, and Jesse Winker gave them that and more.
Winker hit three solo home runs while going 4 for 4, leading the Reds over the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a tiebreaking double in the 12th and the Cincinnati Reds kept up their success in extra innings, beating the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday night.
Castellanos also homered and singled to help Cincinnati improve to 7-2 in extra-inning games this season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night...
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