April 3, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - Manager Mike Scioscia had the matchup he wanted. Reliever Scott Downs made the pitch he wanted. First baseman Albert Pujols got the ground ball he wanted. For so much that seemed to go right for the Angels on the decisive play of Wednesday night's game, so much went wrong, the net effect a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Cincinnati Reds in Great American Ball Park. With Shin-Soo Choo - who was hit by a Downs pitch to start the ninth - on second, one out and first base open, Scioscia had Downs, the veteran left-hander, pitch to one of baseball's most prolific sluggers, left-handed-hitting Joey Votto, the 2010 National League most valuable player.
April 24, 2009 |
at St. Louis 12, New York 8: Albert Pujols homered twice as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep. The Mets lost their fourth in a row. Cincinnati 7, at Chicago 1: Joey Votto homered, doubled twice and singled for the Reds. Dodgers 2, at Houston 0: Chad Billingsley pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning.
April 6, 2013
"Four years from now, if I'm able to sit up and take nourishment, I would. " - Joe Torre, 72, jokingly, on whether he would be interested in an encore as Team USA manager when the World Baseball Classic returns in 2017. "What do you think you could get for me? Pujols? Maybe three years from now, or when he's retired?" - Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, on his predecessor, John Farrell, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox for utility infielder Mike Aviles. "Maybe every win isn't important.
August 26, 2009 |
San Diego 2, at Atlanta 1 (12 innings): David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley. at Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer off closer Brad Lidge. at St. Louis 1, Houston 0: Adam Wainwright became the league's first 15-game winner. Cincinnati 8, at Milwaukee 6 (13 innings): Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Reds the win. at San Francisco 5, Arizona 4: Travis Ishikawa hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning.
September 23, 2009 |
at Arizona 10, San Francisco 8: The Diamondbacks totaled nine runs in the second and third innings. Arizona's Mark Reynolds struck out three times to break his major league record for strikeouts in a season with 206. He had 204 last season. Philadelphia 9-0, at Florida 3-3: Anibal Sanchez (3-7) gave up two hits in eight innings for the Marlins in the second game and Joe Blanton (11-7) gave up two hits in seven shutout innings for the Phillies in the first game. St. Louis 11, at Houston 2: Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run and the Cardinals reduced their magic number to win the NL Central to two. Chicago 7, at Milwaukee 2: The Cubs' Derrek Lee hit his 35th home run. Atlanta 3, at New York 1: Jair Jurrjens (13-10)
July 2, 2013 |
Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter, the first of the regular season, in the Reds' victory over the San Francisco Giants, 3-0, on Tuesday. Bailey, whose no-hitter last season on Sept. 28 was the last to occur, struck out nine and walked one batter with 109 pitches. Bailey (5-6) is the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter. Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer also accomplished the feat for Cincinnati, according to the Associated Press.