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  • Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)

    (Adds later games) April 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games: - - Blue Jays 5, Indians 0 Left-hander Mark Buehrle pitched four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings and catcher Dioner Navarro had two hits and three runs batted in to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to victory over the Cleveland Indians. In the first inning right fielder Jose Bautista singled to right, giving Toronto a 1-0 lead and then was driven home by Navarro to make it 2-0. The Blue Jays extended their lead to 3-0 in the second inning while the Indians threatened to score in each of the first two innings, but Buehrle pitched out of trouble both times, then settled in to dominate the Cleveland lineup over his last five innings.

  • Reds-Cubs Preview (The Associated Press)

    If Homer Bailey continues his poor start to the season Sunday at Wrigley Field, the Cincinnati Reds will be hard-pressed to win again when he starts against the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander has failed to last past the fifth inning in three 2014 outings, but the Reds have won nine straight when he starts versus the Cubs. The Reds (7-10) are 0-3 this year when Bailey starts, but he is 6-0 with a 3.39 ERA in his last nine outings against Chicago and 4-0 with a 2.62 ERA in his past five at Wrigley Field. The Cubs (5-11) may want to load their lineup with left-handed hitters, who are batting .538 off Bailey.

  • Long ball wakes up Cubs' offense (The SportsXchange)

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria liked the intensity he saw in his team on Saturday. After scoring only one run in their previous three games, the Cubs' offense woke up. Mike Olt, Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit home runs for the Cubs, who matched their season-high total for runs in an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs snapped a five-game losing streak while the Reds saw their three-game winning streak end.

  • Cubs hit 3 HRs, break loose to beat Reds 8-4 (The Associated Press)

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Rick Renteria prefers positive reinforcement, usually taking the approach of building up his players.

  • Cubs 8, Reds 4 (The SportsXchange)

    CHICAGO -- After scoring only one run in their previous three games, the Chicago Cubs' offense woke up Saturday.

News from Reds.com

  • Cingrani not his sharpest, 'pen sputters vs. Cubs

    Tony Cingrani struggled in the early going against the Cubs' offense, giving up three runs, but it was the bullpen that ultimately let the Reds down. The Cubs hit two of their three homers and scored five of their eight runs off Reds relievers to power their way to an 8-4 victory before 32,966 on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

  • Reds call on Bailey to cool down Cubs' bats

    On Sunday, the Cubs will send Carlos Villanueva to the mound at Wrigley Field as they eye their first series win. The Reds will counter with Homer Bailey, looking for a turnaround after a handful of rough outings.

  • Marshall activated, Partch optioned to Triple-A

    The Reds reinstated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list and optioned righty Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville, the team announced Saturday morning.

  • Price: Hamilton building 'foundation of confidence'

    Billy Hamilton's Major League debut was an absolute splash, but he started off this season at a slower pace. It's a small sample size, to be sure, but as manager Bryan Price said, each game is all about building a "foundation of confidence" for Hamilton.

  • Phillips in lineup; Ludwick out with bruised toe

    Brandon Phillips was back in the starting lineup Saturday and hitting third after being removed in the third inning of Friday's game due to back spasms; however, Ryan Ludwick, who fouled a ball off his foot in the first, rested with a bruised left big toe.