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Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dead at 76

Associated Press

Reds fans were taken aback when Sparky Anderson showed up for his first day as a big league manager, an unknown taking over baseball’s first professional team. Most had never heard of him.

By the time he was done, he was an icon. The sentence-twisting manager with the white hair and schoolboy nickname would win [...]

Bruce hits 2 HRs, Reds beat Diamondbacks 7-2

Associated Press

Jay Bruce returned from a two-week layoff and homered in each of his first two at-bats Monday night. Bruce missed the last two weeks because of a strained abdomen.

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CINCINNATI — No one can call the Cincinnati Reds losers anymore.

Jay Bruce returned from a two-week layoff and homered in each of his first [...]

Reds acquire Bloomquist from Royals

Associated Press

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CINCINNATI — With only three weeks left in the regular season, the Reds added some bench depth by acquiring utility player Willie Bloomquist from the Royals for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Bloomquist was scratched from the Kansas City lineup Monday afternoon about a half-hour before a game against the A’s. [...]

Votto’s HR sends Reds over Pirates 5-4 in 10

Associated Press

Joey Votto led off the bottom of the 10th inning with his 33rd homer, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates

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CINCINNATI—Even Joey Votto had to stop and watch this one.

Votto led off the bottom of the 10th inning with his 33rd homer, sending the Cincinnati Reds to [...]

Carmona, Indians blank Twins 2-0

Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona changed his grip — and finally his luck.

Using a wicked changeup to go with his sinful sinker, Carmona pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout in more than two years, slowing Minnesota’s September surge and leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the AL Central-leading Twins on Friday [...]

Reds break slump, beat Pirates 4-3 in 12

Associated Press

Homer Bailey throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

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CINCINNATI — A broken-bat grounder. A low throw. A dropped ball. A lot of things went right to help the Cincinnati Reds break out of their deepest slump of the season.

They’ll take it all.

Francisco [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-93) at Cincinnati Reds (80-61) Preview

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7:10 PM ET, September 11, 2010 Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Edinson Volquez is getting another chance to find a place in the Cincinnati Reds’ rotation.

Recalled from the minors, Volquez looks to help the NL Central-leading Reds to a second straight victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday [...]

Rockies beat Reds for 5th straight win

Associated Press

Cueto and the Reds lost to Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday night before a crowd of 29,164 at Coors Field.

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DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez is hearing something other than the crack of his bat at home plate in Coors Field.

Colorado Rockies fans have started paying homage to the outfielder, chanting “M-V-P” in recognition of [...]

Cardinals beat Reds 4-2, take 2 of 3

Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals handled the Cincinnati Reds again. Small consolation for a team that’s seven games back in the NL Central because they can’t beat anybody else in the division.

Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to back Chris Carpenter’s latest dominant effort against Cincinnati in a 4-2 victory [...]

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 [...]