CLEVELAND (AP) — The Reds got off to a scorching start at the plate before experiencing a scare in the field.
Manager David Bell was grateful his team survived it.
Cincinnati Reds (29-36, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (34-32, second in the NL Central)
Cardinals take on the Reds in division matchup
Cincinnati Reds (28-32, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (30-29, third in the NL Central)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The scheduled game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals was postponed because of rain Wednesday night.
It will be made up Aug. 31 as part of a day-night...
Cincinnati Reds (28-32, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (30-29, third in the NL Central)
Reds host the Pirates in division matchup
Pittsburgh Pirates (26-27, third in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (26-29, fifth in the NL Central)
Pirates to take on Reds on the road
Pittsburgh Pirates (25-25, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (24-28, fifth in the NL Central)
Chicago opens 3-game series at home against Reds
Cincinnati Reds (22-27, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (29-19, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (2-2, 4.60...
Los Angeles to visit Cincinnati Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers (29-16, first in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (20-24, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Rich Hill (0-1, 4.20...
Cincinnati Reds (17-22, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (16-22, fifth in the NL West)
San Francisco Giants (15-19, fifth in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (14-20, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati Reds to visit the New York Mets
Cincinnati Reds (12-17, fifth in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (15-14, second in the NL East)
St. Louis hosts Cincinnati in division matchup
Cincinnati Reds (11-14, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (15-10, first in the NL Central)
Reds ride 5 homers to 12-1 win over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — This time, Anthony DeSclafani turned in the gem for the Cincinnati Reds.
DeSclafani tossed six scoreless innings, and Cincinnati bashed five homers in a 12-1 victory over...
Cardinals put 5-game win streak on the line against Reds
Cincinnati Reds (10-14, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (15-9, first in the NL Central)
Padres look to end 4-game slide
Cincinnati Reds (6-12, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (11-9, second in the NL West)
San Diego; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (0-1,...
Reds look to continue 4-game win streak
St. Louis Cardinals (8-6, second in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (5-8, fourth in the NL Central)
Monterrey; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (1-1,...
Slumping Reds look to end 7-game slide
Cincinnati Reds (1-7, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-3, second in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (0-0,...
Milwaukee to visit Cincinnati Tuesday
Milwaukee Brewers (4-1, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-2, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (1-0,...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Luis Castillo has been picked to start on opening day for the Cincinnati Reds.
Rookie manager David Bell made the announcement Tuesday, saying Castillo will get the...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — David Bell used a relief pitcher in center field and a catcher at shortstop, showing a willingness to try unusual strategies in his first spring training as Cincinnati Reds...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani was pegged as the No. 1 starter in Cincinnati's rotation until injuries affected each of his last three seasons. He is hoping a new spring training...
Reds agree with newly acquired Puig on $9.7 million contract
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with Yasiel Puig, agreeing with the newly acquired outfielder on a $9.7 million contract for 2019.
The Reds also reached deals Friday with right-handers Tanner Roark ($10 million), Anthony DeSclafani ($2,125,000) and Michael Lorenzen ($1.95 million), second baseman Scooter Gennett ($9,775,000) and shortstop Jose Peraza ($2,775,000).
LEADING OFF: Brewers chase Cubs, Reds try to blank Dodgers
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds’ 3-0 win
CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani was a baseball triple-threat against Arizona on Friday night.
DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and singled before scoring one of Cincinnati's two runs on Billy Hamilton's suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Diamondbacks 3-0.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Corey Dickerson led off the game by plunking the top of Cincinnati pitcher Anthony DeSclafani's left foot with a sharp grounder.
Then the Pittsburgh left fielder really did some damage.
Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani gave the Cincinnati Reds seven strong innings Monday night.
Raisel Iglesias made sure they hung on in a tense ninth for a 7-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.
DeSclafani (4-1) allowed one run and Scott Schebler was 4 for 5 with a homer for Cincinnati, which took the opener of the team's annual battle for the Ohio Cup and sent the AL Central leaders to their third straight loss.
Cincinnati took a 7-1 lead into the ninth, but needed its closer to seal the win.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Another day, another Cincinnati grand slam.
Jose Peraza kept up the parade of slams, sending Matt Harvey and the Reds over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Once pitcher Mike Lorenzen homered, the Cincinnati Reds got rolling again.
Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit shot to begin Cincinnati's comeback, Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a big seventh, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday for their seventh straight win.
Lorenzen's homer was the third of his career and second in two games by a Reds pitcher. Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam on Saturday, the first by a Reds pitcher since 1959.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds slammed the Chicago Cubs — again.
Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory.
It was Cincinnati's third slam in five days and major league-leading seventh of the season, two short of the record set in 2002. Jesse Winker hit one in the series opener against Chicago on Thursday night.
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
QUEEN CITY CRUSH
The Cardinals will try for their 14th consecutive win against the Reds, including their 12th straight in Cincinnati. It's St. Louis' second-longest streak of domination in a rivalry that dates to the 1800s — the Cards won 18 straight in 1930-31. Carlos Martinez (3-2, 1.82) will make his second start for St. Louis since returning from a strained muscle in his right side. He'll face Reds righty Anthony DeSclafani (0-1, 7.20).
CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez gave the Rockies a lead big enough that their struggling bullpen could hold on.
Iannetta hit a two-run homer off Anthony DeSclafani in his return to the mound, and Gonzalez added an impressive three-run sho t Tuesday night, powering the Colorado Rockies to a 9-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds placed Raisel Iglesias on the 3-day paternity list, leaving Cincinnati without its closer to start the season against the Washington Nationals.
Their opener scheduled for Thursday was pushed back a day because of rain.
Homer Bailey will start Reds’ season opener vs Nationals
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Homer Bailey wasn't even thinking about opening day. After years of setbacks with his elbow, the Cincinnati Reds' highest-paid starter just wanted to get through spring training without an issue.
Bailey accomplished his goal, and manager Bryan Price announced that the right-hander will make his first opening day start at home next Thursday against the Washington Nationals. He's getting the chance in part because Anthony DeSclafani is sidelined with another injury.
Reds rotation in focus as they try to end 90-loss streak
CINCINNATI (AP) — The disappointment showed in manager Bryan Price's expression and his words. The Cincinnati Reds had just lost their top starter during spring training for the third year in a row, and that was only the half of it.
Not only was Anthony DeSclafani headed to the disabled list with another oblique injury, left-hander Brandon Finnegan had to stop throwing because of a sore forearm.
Reds’ Anthony DeSclafani has another strained oblique
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani has a strained left oblique, the third year in a row that the Cincinnati Reds starter has been hurt during spring training.
Manager Bryan Price said DeScalfani felt discomfort during his last spring appearance and an exam found the problem. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined. The Reds open the season in a little over two weeks.
Reds open camp with only 1 open spot in the rotation
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Reds opened camp on Wednesday with one unclaimed spot in the rotation, a major improvement over last year. The question is whether their three veteran starters can make it to opening day without any setbacks.
Reds 2018: Can the rotation make it through spring healthy?
CINCINNATI (AP) — Can Cincinnati's rotation make it through spring training intact for once?
The Reds' starting pitchers haven't done well in Arizona lately. Last year, Homer Bailey needed elbow surgery before camp even opened, and it just got worse as it went along. Anthony DeSclafani developed a sore pitching elbow and never threw an inning.
Reds reach $4.6 million deal with Hamilton for 2018
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a one-year, $4.6 million contract with Billy Hamilton, avoiding arbitration with the speedy outfielder.
The Reds also avoided arbitration with two other players, reaching an $860,000 deal with right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a $1,312,500 deal with right-hander Michael Lorenzen. Infielders Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez remain eligible for arbitration.
Brandon Finnegan becomes 4th Reds starting pitcher on DL
CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Brandon Finnegan became the fourth Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher to go on the disabled list and is expected to miss at least a month because of a strained left shoulder.
Finnegan lasted just one inning of the Reds' 7-5 win over the Brewers on Saturday and joined right-hander Rookie Davis on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. Right-handers Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani are on the 60-day disabled list.
Reds’ starter Finnegan leaves after 1 inning with strain
CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan left after only one inning on Saturday because of a strained muscle in the back of his left side.
Finnegan walked three, threw a wild pitch and allowed a pair of runs by the Brewers. He threw only 10 strikes out of 24 pitches and was replaced by Robert Stephenson in the second inning.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds claimed utility player Tyler Goeddel off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville.
Goeddel, 24, batted .192 in 92 games for the Phillies last season with four homers and 16 RBIs.
CINCINNATI - Jeremy Hellickson was still getting accustomed to the name on his jersey when he started the season opener for the Phillies in Cincinnati last year. The right-hander did very well in the high-profile start, and he'll get to make another one today at Great American Ball Park. His counterpart? Someone still getting accustomed to the name on his jersey. Scott Feldman will open for the Reds less than three months after he signed with them in a move to fill one of several openings in...
Reds send their newest starter vs Phillies in opener
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson was still getting accustomed to the name on his jersey when he started the season opener for the Phillies in Cincinnati last year. The right-hander did very well in the high-profile start, and he'll get to make another one on Monday at Great American Ball Park.
His counterpart? Someone still getting accustomed to the name on his jersey.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have reassigned pitcher Bronson Arroyo to Triple-A Louisville, but he could be back in the majors next weekend if he has no setbacks during his workouts.
Arroyo is trying to come back from Tommy John surgery more than two years ago. He signed a minor league deal with Cincinnati and could be added to the roster next weekend in St. Louis.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Cincinnati Reds chose newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies. It's the third opening day start for the 33-year-old right-hander. He opened at Texas in 2010 and Houston in 2014. Injuries have depleted the Reds' rotation for the second straight spring training. Homer Bailey had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow and is expected to miss the first two months of the season. Anthony DeSclafani, who was in line to start the...
Reds pick newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds chose newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies.
It'll be the third opening day start for the 33-year-old Feldman. The right-hander also opened seasons for Texas in 2010 and Houston in 2014.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani is expected to begin the season on the disabled list because of a sprained right elbow.
Reds general manager Dick Williams said Monday that DeSclafani will be shut down for up to a month. An MRI done in Cincinnati revealed a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament.
The Reds had planned for DeSclafani to be in their rotation, along with Scott Feldman and Brandon Finnegan. They open the season April 3 at home against Philadelphia.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Top Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani could miss the start of the season for a second straight year because of a sore pitching elbow.
The right-hander has been sidelined during spring training because of the injury. He was expected to make his first appearance on Monday, but he was sore after throwing a bullpen session. DeSclafani was sent back to Cincinnati on Sunday for an MRI and further examination.