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

    (Adds later games) July 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Indians 8, Rays 1 Carlos Carrasco lost his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians settled for an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Carrasco, a 28-year-old right-hander from Venezuela, struck out 13 batters and faced the minimum entering the ninth inning.

  • Has Johnny Cueto made his final home start in a Cincinnati Reds uniform? (Big League Stew)

    Aside from October, July might just be baseball's most dramatic and unpredictable month. Of course, that's mainly because the non-waiver trade deadline always falls on its final day, and now that we've officially crossed the threshold from June, the craziness is bound to begin very soon. One pitcher whose future is almost certain to be impacted in the next 30 days is Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto. The 2014 All-Star and Cy Young Award runner-up is having another season that will put him in the conversation for both honors. In 15 starts this season, Cueto is 5-5 with a 2.84 ERA over 104 2/3 innings. Last season, he was 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA over a league-leading 243 2/3 innings. The only difference this season is he's doing it for a Reds team on the outside of the postseason picture looking in, and with a contract that's set to make him a free agent come season's end. Basically, he fits every criteria there is for a player who is certain to be traded, the only questions now are when and where. If the when falls any time between now and July 17, which marks the beginning of Cincinnati's first home series following the All-Star break, that means Cueto's latest gem on Wednesday will mark his final start at Great American Ball Park while wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform.

  • Next up? Miguel Sano reportedly gets called up to the Twins (Big League Stew)

  • Cueto goes 8 innings, Reds beat Twins 2-1 to take series (The Associated Press)

    Johnny Cueto got a standing ovation from the crowd of 26,459 as he walked off the field after pitching the eighth inning, giving him what could be a final send-off. The right-hander made his best start yet since returning from a sore elbow, allowing four hits in eight innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday to take their interleague series. The Reds haven't been able to get a deal with Cueto (5-5), who is in the final year of his contract and well could be traded in July with the Reds out of contention.

  • Time to Buy a Rabbit (Rotoworld)

    Brad Johnson covers the latest in the world of closers and base thieves.

News from Reds.com

  • Hamilton's speed a game-changer in tight win

    Billy Hamilton didn't steal any bases on Wednesday, but the threat of it helped provide the decisive run in a series-clinching 2-1 win over the Twins at Great American Ball Park.

  • Cueto brilliant amid trade speculation

    The Reds have not given overt signals that ace Johnny Cueto is going to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. But the fans certainly seem to appreciate that Cueto could be on borrowed time in Cincinnati.

  • Reds agree to $1 million deal with int'l OF Olivo

    Dominican Republic teenager Cristian Olivo has improved dramatically since the beginning of the year, and now he's one step closer to starting the path towards his big league dream. The Reds have agreed to a $1 million signing bonus for Olivo, ranked No. 23 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, according to industry sources.

  • Monarchs, Mo'ne honored in Cincinnati

    The Anderson Monarchs, a Little League team from Philadelphia, continued their 23-day, 21-city tour on Wednesday with a stop in the Queen City. The Monarchs, who feature Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis, were honored on the field before the rubber game between the Reds and Twins.

  • Iglesias on pace to return after All-Star break

    The Reds got positive reports from Raisel Iglesias' first rehab start on Tuesday night, but they don't expect him to be activated until after the All-Star break. The club originally hoped he would be back a little sooner, but the timetable has Iglesias set for two more starts with Triple-A Louisville.