Washington Nationals (64-90, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (79-75, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Erick Fedde (7-9, 5.10 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 125 strikeouts) Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (9-6, 4.53 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 85 strikeouts)
Pittsburgh Pirates (56-93, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (77-73, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Dillon Peters (1-2, 2.66 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (9-6, 4.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)
Cincinnati Reds (75-70, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (53-91, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (9-6, 4.05 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 82 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (4-11, 6.29 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)
Cincinnati Reds (74-66, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (64-76, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (9-6, 4.17 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 76 strikeouts) Cubs: Alec Mills (6-6, 4.15 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Naquin hit two solo homers and Vladimir Gutierrez pitched seven effective innings, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday for a sweep of their four-game series.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker went 3 for 5 with a homer, double and tied a career high with six RBIs to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Saturday night.
Nick Castellanos and Joey Votto also homered, helping the Reds pull within two games of the San Diego Padres for the second NL Wild Card.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reds rookie Max Schrock did his best Joey Votto imitation.
Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving the All-Star a break, leading fellow newcomer Vladimir Gutierrez and Cincinnati over the New York Mets 7-1 Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto continued his power surge with two home runs and started a dazzling double play Tuesday night as the Cincinnati Reds pulled away to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Votto has homered in a career-high four consecutive games for the second time (April 2018), one game shy of the team record.
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.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vladimir Gutierrez settled down nicely after a tough start.
A conversation with a teammate helped.
Gutierrez pitched seven effective innings, Tyler Stephenson drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds stopped Milwaukee’s five-game win streak with a 7-3 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night.