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  • Bruce hits 3-run homer in Reds' win over Brewers (The Associated Press)

    Jay Bruce snapped a spring slump with a three-run homer among his two hits and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Tuesday. Michael Lorenzen helped his cause in a bid for the Reds' final rotation spot by allowing four hits and one run over four innings against the Brewers' opening-day lineup. Reds closer Aroldis Chapman left the game after pitching to one batter in the fifth inning for precautionary reasons. I don't think there is anything to worry about.'' Ryan Braun had an RBI single in the first inning for the Brewers.

  • McClendon ejected during Mariners' 8-6 loss to Indians (The Associated Press)

    Felix Hernandez left in the second inning of his final tuneup before Seattle's opener. McClendon was ejected in the fourth inning of Cleveland's 8-6 win over Seattle on Tuesday. Brandon Moss' two-run homer in the first gave the Indians a 4-3 lead against King Felix, who allowed seven runs, five hits and two walks in 1 2-3 innings. Michael Bourn had an RBI double in the third, Michael Brantley was hit by a pitch, and Carlos Santana's two-run double finished Hernandez, who starts Monday's opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

  • The Great Canadian Ratings Report: Younger viewers in short supply (Eh Game)

  • Reds open nursing suite to help breast-feeding moms at the ballpark (Big League Stew)

  • Padres hit 3 homers off DeSclafani, beat Reds 6-3 (The Associated Press)

    Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani - a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation - and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday. ''We saw some good swings from the middle of our order,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. The Reds got DeSclafani from Miami in an offseason trade for Mat Latos and are counting on him to fill one of three openings in the rotation. They also traded Alfredo Simon to the Tigers, and Homer Bailey is expected to start the season on the disabled list while recovering from forearm surgery.

News from Reds.com

  • Bruce's long blast leads Reds' rally over Crew

    Jay Bruce hit a towering three-run home run in the fourth inning, and the Reds added five more runs in the sixth against the Brewers when the National League Central rivals met for the final time this spring on Tuesday at Maryvale Baseball Park in a 10-4 Reds win.

  • Chapman fine after early exit vs. Brewers

    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman left Tuesday's game after recording only one out against the Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park, but the left-hander is fine.

  • Reds open station for nursing moms at GABP

    The Reds announced Monday a new stadium space where mothers can breast- or bottle-feed their children, as well as change diapers.

  • Ailing catcher Mesoraco nearing return for Reds

    Devin Mesoraco was out of the lineup again Tuesday after suffering a cramp in his left quadriceps over the weekend, but manager Bryan Price tentatively has the Reds catcher penciled into Wednesday's lineup against the D-backs.

  • A force when healthy, Votto feeling strong

    In the days leading up to Opening Day, MLB.com is examining various aspects of each team's roster. Today, the time has come to focus on a key player for the upcoming season. For the Reds, that's first baseman Joey Votto.