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Arroyo makes first playoff win a masterpiece

Arroyo makes first playoff win a masterpiece

MLB.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
On Sunday night, Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was on the receiving end of all 91 pitches of Bronson Arroyo's finest October outing among a dozen he has pitched, this one a dominating seven-inning start that put the Reds on the road to a commanding 2-0 lead…
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  • Lincecum Will Not Start Game 3; He Will Probably Work Out of Bu…

    Lincecum Will Not Start Game 3; He Will Probably Work Out of Bullpen

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Ryan Vogelsong, who at 35 had the best season of his career, will most likely start when the series shifts to Cincinnati on Tuesday.
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  • Baker has high praise for dependable LeCure

    Baker has high praise for dependable LeCure

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Before Mat Latos came up big in emergency relief for the Reds in their 5-2 Game 1 win in the National League Division Series on Saturday night, reliever Sam LeCure also delivered in a time of crisis.
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  • Facing Chapman was 'fun' for Panda

    Facing Chapman was 'fun' for Panda

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Pablo Sandoval offered a one-word answer Sunday when he was asked what it was like to face Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
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  • Cueto back in Cincy, with status for series uncertain

    Cueto back in Cincy, with status for series uncertain

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto returned to Cincinnati on Sunday, one day after his start was cut short by back spasms eight pitches into facing the Giants during the opener of the National League Division Series.
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  • Twitter Lets Bud Selig Know That The Teams With Better Records …

    Twitter Lets Bud Selig Know That The Teams With Better Records Are Getting Screwed

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    SI's Jay Jaffe had it pretty much pegged in August: the MLB's Division Series format this year makes just about no sense, and as a result, we're seeing teams with superior records (and more exciting stories, like the upstart A's) wading into unfriendly …
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  • Cincinnati’s Cup: Team created trophy provides motivation for R…

    Cincinnati’s Cup: Team created trophy provides motivation for Reds

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Keeping focused and staying motivated for 162 games can be a very challenging task for even the best of major league teams. That wasn't a problem for the Cincinnati Reds during their division championship season in 2012, however, or at least it wasn't a…
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  • Division Series Yak-Athon: Your MLB Playoffs Open Thread

    Division Series Yak-Athon: Your MLB Playoffs Open Thread

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    All day October baseball! At 12:07, the A's-who took a punch from the Tigers in chilly Detroit last night-have a chance to even the series. At 3:07, the Nationals get their first look at the postseason since the franchise was-holy shit, since 1981?
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  • Ryan Ludwick makes acrobatic catches in left field

    Ryan Ludwick makes acrobatic catches in left field

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    It might not have been a textbook performance (particularly his twirling second catch), but outfielder Ryan Ludwick of the Cincinnati Reds put on an entertaining show in the sixth and seventh innings Saturday night. Ludwick, whose offensive revival this…
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  • MLB Notebook: Phillips leads Reds in Game 1

    MLB Notebook: Phillips leads Reds in Game 1

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    In the Reds' 5-2 win over the Giants on Saturday, Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips became the first leadoff hitter with three hits and three RBIs in a postseason Game 1.
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  • NLDS Game 1: Mat Latos rescues Reds in 5-2 win over Giants

    NLDS Game 1: Mat Latos rescues Reds in 5-2 win over Giants

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Score and situation: The Cincinnati Reds jumped out to a 1-0 series lead with a resilient 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Leading lads: With Johnny Cueto lost early to back spasms, scheduled Game 3 starter Mat Latos volunteer…
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  • Video - NLDS Recap 01:16

    NLDS Recap

    Oct 7
    Gio Gonzalez and Bronso Arroyo's performances on the mound key to the National League games Sunday.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Spotlight 01:42

    Baseball Tonight Spotlight

    Oct 7
    Reds take commanding 2-0 series lead behind seven scoreless innings from Bronson Arroyo.

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