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Ben Zobrist homered twice and drove in three runs, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Friday night.
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said baseball is "going to have to take a hard look at these end-of-game situations" a day after his team lost on a controversial last play.
Lineup: Reds (67-92) vs. Cubs (101-57)
- 1. Jose Peraza, SS (R)
- 2. Hernan Iribarren, CF (L)
- 3. Joey Votto, 1B (L)
- 4. Adam Duvall, LF (R)
- 5. Eugenio Suarez, 3B (R)
- 6. Ivan De Jesus, 2B (R)
- 7. Tucker Barnhart, C (S)
- 8. Tony Renda, RF (R)
- 9. Josh Smith, RHP
Bryan Price will return as the Cincinnati Reds manager next season.
The controversial ending to the Cardinals' key September win? That would never happen in football -- where replay is a science.
Reds GM Dick Williams talks to Buster Olney about the tough season the team endured, building the club's pitching staff, Joey Votto's future with the club and more.
Cast your vote on who you think the Cincinnati Reds' MVP has been this season.
The Reds' challenge of Yadier Molina's ninth-inning double was deemed too late by crew chief Bill Miller, allowing the Cardinals to prevail 4-3 in a pivotal National League game Thursday night.
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Here's what Yadier Molina said about the crazy final play of Thursday night's 4-3 Cardinals win.
Yadier Molina hit a disputed double that drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.
David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger
Crazy ending in St. Louis. With Matt Carpenter on first base, Yadier Molina hits what appeared to be a ground-rule double, but Carpenter beats the throw home. By the time Reds manager Bryan Price decides to protest -- was he asleep? -- the umpires have left the field and the game is over. Terrible, terrible job there by Price.
Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto left Thursday night's game at St. Louis in the eighth inning after suffering a cut on his chin while sliding into second base.
Adam Duvall's two-run single was all Cincinnati needed as the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Pete Rose, in his appeal, says it wasn't Bart Giamatti's intention to keep him out of the Hall of Fame when he was banned from baseball.
Playing with a heavy heart, Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals finished with five home runs Tuesday night in a 12-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Which Reds have mastered spin rate?
Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Dan Straily is among pitchers with the least spin on changeups, allowing the offering to get more drop. Why spin rate matters (Insider)
Reds enjoy a big night at the plate
Steve Selsky (5-for-5), Brandon Phillips (4-for-5) and Adam Duvall (4-for-6) all had huge games for the Reds on Monday. It was only the second time in the last 25 years that three Reds players had at least four hits each in one game, per the Elias Sports Bureau. Phillips, Scott Rolen and Joey Votto did it against the Brewers in 2010.
Reds hand Cardinals historic loss
Monday's 15-2 loss is the Cards' largest margin of defeat against the Reds since they lost by 14 runs in a game in August of 1960 (Cincinnati won 18-4), per ESPN Stats & Info.
Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of the Cincinnati's four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night.
On Base Percentage.31624th
Earned Run Average4.9027th
Reds vs Cubs
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