Cincinnati Reds

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  • Reds-Indians Preview (The Associated Press)

    The Cincinnati Reds have been baseball's worst team with runners in scoring position, and they're trending in the wrong direction during their longest losing streak of the season. Cincinnati (18-22) has been outscored 40-13 while losing five straight, and Wednesday's 7-1 defeat at Kansas City dropped it a season-worst four games below .500. The Reds, batting a big league-worst .189 with runners in scoring position this year, are 10 for 73 (.137) in those situations during a 3-8 stretch.

  • MLB and Reds discussing Rose role at All-Star Game (The Associated Press)

    Pete Rose's role at the All-Star game in Cincinnati will be determined by Major League Baseball and the Reds after they determine what other obligations the banned career hits leader has. The network will broadcast the game, which is being played in Rose's hometown on July 14. ''We're in conversations with the Reds about the specifics of his involvement at the All-Star Game and it relates to Pete's employment, where he's committed, what he's going to be available for,'' baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

  • Jansen Returns (Rotoworld)

    Brad Johnson covers the latest in the world of closers and stolen bases.

  • Royals reliever Madson takes long road back to big leagues (The Associated Press)

    Once a dominant closer with the Philadelphia Phillies, a telltale twinge in the right elbow that resulted in Tommy John surgery had ushered Madson toward a premature retirement. After signing with the American League champion Kansas City Royals in the offseason, Madson arrived in spring training with no guarantees. Madson has appeared in 17 games and has a 1.83 ERA, the best of the 34-year-old reliever's 10-year career.

  • Macklemore, Snoop Dogg to play in celeb softball game (The Associated Press)

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Rappers Snoop Dogg and Macklemore and ''Hunger Games'' actor Josh Hutcherson will play in the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.

News from Reds.com

  • Top 10 keys to Reds' slow start

    If you thought I was above capitalizing on a moment like David Letterman's retirement from late-night television by writing a Reds-centric Top 10 List, well, you'd be wrong. While this Top 10 about the Reds' 18-22 record at the quarter mark of the season won't try to duplicate the humor brought over the past 33 years by Letterman -- an Indianapolis native who grew up a fan of the Reds -- it will take a quick look at what's going both right and wrong.

  • Price: Marquis' status 'reasonable question'

    Veteran Reds right-hander Jason Marquis was a feel-good story coming out of Spring Training, but those pleasant vibes have been waning in recent days.

  • Games in AL parks allow Mesoraco to DH

    For the Reds, the side benefit of having five consecutive Interleague road games against Kansas City and Cleveland is that Devin Mesoraco has some opportunities to tune his swing as a designated hitter.

  • Price confident in players' history with RISP

    The Reds arrived at the quarter pole in the 2015 season, and manager Bryan Price remains optimistic that the clutch-hitting numbers will drastically improve with roughly 75 percent of the games still to be played.

  • Leake, Carrasco set to commence Battle of Ohio

    Right-hander Mike Leake will strive for redemption on the mound Friday night for the Reds, while righty Carlos Carrasco will try for the same for the Indians when they face off in Cleveland.