ST. LOUIS (AP) — After sputtering for most of May, the St. Louis Cardinals are running past opponents.
Paul DeJong homered and St. Louis tied its season high with four stolen bases in a 3-1...
Arcia’s HR breaks slump, leads Brewers over Reds 4-3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Six games into the season, Orlando Arcia was still waiting for that first hit. The Brewers shortstop finally got it, connecting for the biggest one in Milwaukee's latest...
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...
Reds’ Lorenzen pitches an inning, moves to center field
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Michael Lorenzen has begun the Cincinnati Reds' mound-to-outfield experiment, pitching one inning and then moving to center field Monday in a game against the...
Reds begin quest to fill center field with Hamilton gone
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds begin their search for a center fielder this weekend when they open spring training play. They have some intriguing options to replace Billy Hamilton,...
Reds open camp with new manager, rotation and hope
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A new manager and coaching staff. Three new starting pitchers. The Reds begin their season with a whole new look and hopes that their run of last-place finishes could be coming to an end.
There's a very different vibe as Cincinnati opens camp with its first workout by pitchers and catchers on Wednesday. Offseason trades remade the rotation and the everyday lineup, sparking hope after four straight 90-loss seasons.
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).
Reds end 7-game losing streak vs Pirates with 3-0 victory
CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Lorenzen's longest outing in three years reminded him why he enjoys starting so much.
The right-hander singled home a run and got his first victory as a starter since 2015, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Saturday that ended their seven-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pittsburgh has dominated the Ohio River rivalry, going 13-5 this season. The seven-game winning streak was the Pirates' longest against the Reds since 1991.
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Brewers pitchers went over the strengths and weaknesses of Cincinnati's hitters to prepare for their series, they included reliever Michael Lorenzen in the mix.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scooter Gennett hitting a home run is nothing unusual for the Cincinnati Reds.
Michael Lorenzen recording a four-inning save certainly is.
Gennett homered, Jose Peraza had three hits and three RBIs, and Lorenzen cruised through the last four innings for his first save this year as the Reds beat rookie right-hander Walker Lockett and the San Diego Padres 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of last-place teams.
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds signed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to a one-year, $750,000 contract with $250,000 in incentives on Saturday.
To make room for the 32-year-old right-hander, the Reds sent right-handed relief pitcher Zack Weiss to Louisville and designated catcher Stuart Turner for assignment.
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.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Lorenzen is getting inconsistent results as he tries to win the fifth spot in the Cincinnati Reds' rotation after being used exclusively out of the bullpen the last two seasons.
The right-hander has made two solid appearances and one wild one during spring games, which hasn't helped his cause. He's got a few more chances to make his case for a move back to the rotation. The alternative is to open the season as a middle-inning reliever.
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.
Happ hits 3-run homer in 8th, Cubs beat Reds 5-4
CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ connected with a 98-mph fastball. And with one big swing, the Cubs were on their way.
Happ hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and Chicago won for the 14th time in 17 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday.
Romano pitches Reds to 2-1 victory over Nova, Pirates
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sal Romano had complete-game stuff. He settled for the best start of his rookie season.
Romano pitched a career-high eight shutout innings, Jesse Winker homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Saturday.
"It was fun playing behind Sal tonight," Winker said. "It was cool to be a part of the game."
Padres finish 3-game sweep of Reds, 4-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franchy Cordero and Hunter Renfroe, teammates in the Pacific Coast League last season, combined to drive in all of the San Diego Padres' runs in a 4-2, sweep-clinching victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
Renfroe hit his 14th home run, a two-run shot that tied the score 2-2 in the sixth inning, and Cordero hit a tie-breaking single in the seventh before Renfroe's RBI groundout finished the surge.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds took advantage of some sloppy play by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
The Pirates managed just three hits while being charged with two errors, both of which led to unearned runs in the Reds' 4-3 victory in 10 innings.
Tucker Barnhart walked with one out in the 10th. Arismendy Alcantara pinch-ran for him and went to second on Daniel Hudson's (0-1) errant pickoff attempt.
PITTSBURGH - The showdown between a pair of promising 23-year-olds with electric, if erratic, stuff never materialized. Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow couldn't find the strike zone on Monday night. Neither, really, could Cincinnati's Brandon Finnegan. Instead, Michael Lorenzen - not too far removed from being a prospect himself - came in settled things down for the surprising Reds. The starter turned semi-reluctant reliever took over for a shaky Finnegan in the third inning and escaped a...
Reds pounce on wild Glasnow in 7-1 win over Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The showdown between a pair of promising 23-year-olds with electric, if erratic, stuff never materialized. Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow couldn't find the strike zone on Monday night. Neither, really, could Cincinnati's Brandon Finnegan.
ST. LOUIS - Amir Garrett pitched two-hit ball for six innings to win his major league debut, a sharp start for the former St. John's basketball player as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Friday. Garrett struck out four, walked two and needed only 78 pitches to record 18 outs. The 6-foot-5 lefty played two seasons of hoops for St. John's while already a Reds minor leaguer. Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias combined for three innings of hitless relief. Iglesias went two...
CINCINNATI - The game was tied and the Reds' bench was getting depleted. Relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen was excited to get a bat and help out. Lorenzen connected for the first pinch-hit homer by a big league pitcher in eight years, putting Cincinnati ahead, and the Reds overcame a rough major league debut by Rookie Davis to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 Thursday. Adam Duvall added a two-run homer as the Reds rallied from an early three-run deficit to take the opening series, winning two...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The game was tied and the Reds' bench was getting depleted. Relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen was excited to get a bat and help out.
Lorenzen connected for the first pinch-hit homer by a big league pitcher in eight years, putting Cincinnati ahead, and the Reds overcame a rough major league debut by Rookie Davis to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 Thursday.
Schebler drives in 2 in Reds’ 3-0 win over Brewers
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly overpower the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. They didn't have to with the pitching they got.
Scott Schebler hit a two-run single in Cincinnati's three-run first inning and four pitchers teamed up on the Reds' eighth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee.
Mets get 13th straight win over Reds, 5-3 on Cespedes’ HR
CINCINNATI (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit the most damaging of New York's four homers, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, as the Mets rallied for their 13th straight victory over the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Reds pummel Norris, Dodgers in 9-2 win
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bud Norris' problems started even before his first pitch.
The Dodgers' right-hander needed some mound repairs while warming up to face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The work didn't help.
Joey Votto hit a three-run homer, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen also hit a three-run shot, and Cincinnati beat Los Angeles 9-2 to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Dodgers.
Reds reinstate pitcher Lorenzen from bereavement list
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds reinstated RHP Michael Lorenzen from the bereavement list and optioned OF Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville.
Lorenzen left the team on Tuesday for what manager Bryan Price described as a "family medical emergency."
Waldrop was 0-for-2 in his third stint with the Reds after being recalled on Tuesday.