In his first start since 2015, Michael Lorenzen allowed an unearned run, one hit and one walk over four impressive innings, pacing the Reds to a win over the Brewers. Chase Anderson allowed three runs over 3 2/3 innings for Milwaukee, which had just three at-bats with runners in scoring position. Jose Peraza led Cincinnati's offense with a two-run home […]
Cincinnati's three-game series at Miller Park concludes at 7:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday with Matt Harvey pitching for the Reds against Milwaukee lefty Gio Gonzalez. In his last seven starts for Cincinnati, Harvey is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA, but he hasn't fared well this season against the Brewers, registering a 5.52 ERA in three starts.
After a year in which many of their starters struggled for consistent success, the Reds will certainly have to take stock of their rotation options heading into 2019. Left-hander Amir Garrett has worked out of the bullpen all season but started 14 games in 2017.
The road to the National League batting title travels through Miller Park this week, though you won't see it on the scoreboard unless you look closely when the Reds' Scooter Gennett and the Brewers' Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain come to bat.
Today we take a look at players on each team who, in 2018, had the breakthrough year that augurs great things for the future. Some of them are rookies, some of them just finally turned the corner, but all of them are players we'll be talking about for years to come. And this was the year they got it all started.
Supported by home runs from Scott Schebler and Phillip Ervin, Luis Castillo cooled the first-place Cubs over 6 2/3 innings as the Reds won the finale of a three-game series in which every game was decided by one run. Jose Quintana allowed both homers as he worked five innings for the Cubs, who have a 2 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central with 13 l […]
Paul DeJong tagged Anibal Sanchez for a two-run blast and finished with a three-RBI night to help the Cardinals to their third straight win, a win that further strengthened their hold on the National League's second Wild Card berth. Despite the homer, Sanchez delivered a solid start, striking out nine and keeping the Braves in it until the bullpen let S […]
Piecing together available and effective arms to garner the final outs of a game remains a daily puzzle for manager Mike Shildt, who will be without two of his most trusted late-inning relievers on Tuesday in the second game of the Cardinals' three-game series at SunTrust Park.
After recording eight strikeouts last time out, Jack Flaherty will seek to pad his Rookie of the Year resume and keep the Cardinals in the postseason hunt as he opposes Touki Toussaint and the Braves in Wednesday's series finale at 11:10 a.m. CT.
Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy hit two-run homers and Anthony Rizzo drove in a pair of runs to power the Cubs to a 9-1 victory over the D-backs that opened a 3 1/2-game lead in the National League Central. Rizzo had a 17-pitch at-bat against spot starter Matt Andriese in the first inning that set the stage for Chicago's early onslaught.
Brandon Morrow was optimistic after throwing one inning of a simulated game on Saturday in Chicago. But when he tried to reach for a cup of coffee on Monday and couldn't pick it up because of discomfort in his right forearm, the Cubs reliever knew his season was done.
Cole Hamels will close the Cubs' 30-in-30 stretch and start tonight's series finale against the D-backs and fellow lefty Robbie Ray. Hamels has not gotten a decision in his last four starts, with the Cubs going 2-2 in those games. In his last outing, he gave up two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Reds. He last faced the D-backs on Aug. 23, 2013 […]
Kris Bryant missed all of August because of a sore left shoulder and has changed the way he practices in hopes of not aggravating it. On Monday, he hit his first home run since July 21, and it looked like one of his swings from before he went on the disabled list for six weeks.
Hard-throwing rookie right-hander Josh James held the Mariners scoreless for 5 1/3 innings Tuesday, striking out seven batters and allowing four hits and two walks, to pick up his first Major League victory in the Astros' 7-0 win over the Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Houston's lead over the second-place A's in the American League West grew to […]
Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., who went on the disabled list Aug. 5 with a muscle strain in his right forearm, continues to rehab at the team's Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., with hopes of returning for the final week of the regular season. McCullers threw his second simulated game Tuesday morning, facing three hitters.
Lefty Dallas Keuchel (11-10, 3.57 ERA) will start Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. CT series finale against the Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Keuchel is 8-2 with a 2.87 ERA in 17 starts since June 16. He is second on the Astros with 20 quality starts, which trails only Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for most in the AL.
Rodney Linares, who guided Fresno to a division title in his first season managing at Triple-A this year, is one of four Minor League coaches who won't return to the Astros next season, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday.
At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year.
Jameson Taillon set a career high with 11 strikeouts over seven shutout innings and the Bucs walked off for the second straight night on Ryan Lavarnway's pinch-hit single in the 11th, the newly signed veteran's first career game-ending knock. The game exploded late: After Colin Moran's pinch-hit homer in the seventh, the Royals tied the game o […]
General manager Neal Huntington said on Sunday that Adam Frazier has stepped up and proven that he's ready to be the Pirates' everyday second baseman heading into next year. But Frazier's versatility will provide Pittsburgh's front office with some flexibility this offseason.
The Pirates will wrap up their Interleague Play schedule on Wednesday with the 7:05 p.m. ET series finale against the Royals at PNC Park. Right-hander Chris Archer, who is 1-3 with a 5.49 ERA for the Pirates, will get the nod against Kansas City rookie Heath Fillmyer (3-1, 4.76).
Jacob Stallings capped a three-run comeback with a walk-off single in the ninth as the Bucs took the opener from the Royals. Alex Gordon had two hits and drove in two, while Ryan O'Hearn went 2-for-4 with a homer that provided a temporary insurance run for K.C. Starling Marte's triple tied the game in the eighth, and Adam Frazier went 2-for-2 befor […]