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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…Share Tweet
Ryan Vogelsong, who at 35 had the best season of his career, will most likely start when the series shifts to Cincinnati on Tuesday.Share Tweet
Jayson Werth robs Cardinals with great catch at fence (Video)A half-inning before, Jayson Werth lost a Battle of the Megabeards, striking out with the bases loaded against Lance Lynn, a fellow fur face. But he would get a chance to redeem himself in Game 1 of the NLDS. With the Washington Nationals trailing the S…Share Tweet
Baker has high praise for dependable LeCureBefore 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.Share Tweet
Facing Chapman was 'fun' for PandaPablo 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.Share TweetScore and situation: The Washington Nationals stole Game 1 from the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals with a dramatic 3-2 win at Busch Stadium. Leading lads: Pinch-hitter Tyler Moore came through with a two-run single off Marc Rzepczynski in …Share TweetReds 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.Share Tweet
Twitter Lets Bud Selig Know That The Teams With Better Records Are Getting Screweddeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012SI'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 …Share Tweet
Cincinnati’s Cup: Team created trophy provides motivation for RedsKeeping 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…Share TweetThe Cardinals led for most of the game before Tyler Moore's two-run, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning gave the Nationals a lead they would not relinquish in winning 3-2 in Game 1.Share Tweet
Division Series Yak-Athon: Your MLB Playoffs Open Threaddeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012All 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?Share Tweet
Ryan Ludwick makes acrobatic catches in left fieldIt 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…Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Phillips leads Reds in Game 1In 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.Share Tweet
NLDS Game 1: Mat Latos rescues Reds in 5-2 win over GiantsScore 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…Share Tweet
Moore Hero For Nationals SundayOct 7Tyler Moore's pinch hit two-run single lifts Nationals to Game 1 win over Cardinals.
NLDS RecapOct 7Gio Gonzalez and Bronso Arroyo's performances on the mound key to the National League games Sunday.
Baseball Tonight SpotlightOct 7Reds take commanding 2-0 series lead behind seven scoreless innings from Bronson Arroyo.