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Fukudome’s HR sends Cubs over Reds 3-2

Associated Press

Bronson Arroyo pitched well, but not quite well enough Saturday night as the Cubs edged the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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CINCINNATI — One bad fastball turned into Bronson Arroyo’s undoing.

Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Arroyo, and the Chicago Cubs finally ended years of futility against the right-hander [...]

Cabrera homers in 10th, lifts Indians over Royals

Associated Press

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera watches his ball after hitting a game winning solo home run in the tenth inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Cleveland. The Indians won 4-3 in 10 innings.

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CLEVELAND — Asdrubal Cabrera pointed to his wife in the stands [...]

Dunn breaks out of slump, Nats rout Cardinals 14-5

Associated Press

Adam Dunn broke out of a prolonged slump with a homer and five RBI, helping the Washington Nationals to a 14-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

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WASHINGTON — Nationals manager Jim Riggleman had a hunch and it paid off. So did Adam Dunn’s video session, which discovered an easily [...]

Reds move RHP Edinson Volquez to bullpen

Associated Press

Edinson Volquez was bumped Saturday from his scheduled start Sunday, and it appears likely that Aaron Harang indeed will start Tuesday for the Reds.

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CINCINNATI—Edinson Volquez has lost his spot in the Cincinnati Reds’ rotation.

The right-hander was moved into the bullpen Saturday, giving him a chance to try to fix problems in his [...]

TO has 43-yard catch, Bengals beat Eagles 22-9

Associated Press

Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens reels in a 43-yard pass against Eagles cornerback Joselio Hanson in the 2nd quarter.

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CINCINNATI — Terrell Owens put some bite back into the Bengals‘ offense.

Owens caught a 43-yard pass along the sideline, setting up the only touchdown by Cincinnati‘s starting offense Friday night in a 22-9 preseason [...]

Reds snap 12-game Dodger Stadium skid, 3-1

Associated Press

Homer Bailey pitched seven solid innings, Brandon Phillips had three hits and three RBI, and the Reds beat the Dodgers 3-1 Friday night.

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LOS ANGELES — The Cincinnati Reds kept rolling along during Johnny Cueto‘s seven-game suspension thanks to a pair of outstanding starts by Homer Bailey.

The right-hander pitched seven solid innings Friday [...]

Galarraga, Detroit dominates Indians 6-0

Associated Press

Detroit Tigers starter Armando Galarraga pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 in Detroit.

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DETROIT — Armando Galarraga doesn’t know why the Cleveland Indians can’t hit him.

The Indians can’t figure out how anyone else can.

Galarraga, facing the Indians for the first [...]

Hafner’s slam helps Indians beat Mariners 9-1

Associated Press

Indians Travis Hafner hits a grand slam off Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez in the seventh inning.

AL Central Standing

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CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner preferred facing hard-throwing Felix Hernandez to a rehab assignment in the minors. Maybe not a smart move, but gutsy.

Hernandez (8-10) walked Shin-Soo Choo to get to Hafner with the [...]

Bailey solid, Reds sweep Marlins 2-0

Associated Press

Homer Bailey replaced the suspended Johnny Cueto and threw six shutout innings, leading the Reds to a shutout victory and a three-game sweep of the Marlins.

NL Central Standings

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CINCINNATI — The best way to get over a depressing sweep? Pull off one of your own.

Miguel Cairo hit a two-run homer and Homer [...]

Bengals unsure how long RB Leonard is out

Associated Press

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. —The Cincinnati Bengals aren’t sure how long running back Brian Leonard will miss because of an injured left foot.

Brian Leonard’s foot injury might not be so bad.

Leonard hurt the foot during a 16-7 loss to Dallas in the Hall of Fame game on Saturday. Leonard, the Bengals’ top pass-catching threat [...]