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Leake leads way on hill, with bat as Reds rout Phils

Leake leads way on hill, with bat as Reds rout Phils

MLB.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
Mike Leake went seven shutout innings and added three hits as the Reds routed the Phillies, 11-2, on Wednesday to cap a sweep at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Reds need 9 minutes to take suspended tilt

    Reds need 9 minutes to take suspended tilt

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 17, 2013
    Jay Bruce singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of ninth inning on Wednesday, sending the to a strange 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a game suspended overnight because of rain.
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  • Jonathan Papelbon Is Afraid Obama "Wants To Take Our Guns …

    Jonathan Papelbon Is Afraid Obama "Wants To Take Our Guns From Us"

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Boston Marathon bombings have had a particular resonance for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who spent seven seasons with the Red Sox and says he once lived above the spot where one of the bombs detonated. Papelbon is rightly concerned about secu…
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  • The skinny on Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle

    The skinny on Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle

    philly.com Apr 17, 2013
    Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle has changed his body and is off to a good start in Double A.
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  • Game of zeroes suspended in ninth after Bailey's gem

    Game of zeroes suspended in ninth after Bailey's gem

    MLB.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Reds and Phillies dueled in a scoreless deadlock into the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday, but the conclusion will have to wait until Wednesday, when play resumes at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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  • Phils-Reds suspended due to rain; resume Wed.

    Phils-Reds suspended due to rain; resume Wed.

    CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    CINCINNATI (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds managed only two singles apiece on Tuesday night, staying scoreless until their game was suspended because of heavy rain in the middle of the ninth inning.
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  • Video - Reds Crush Phillies 11-2 00:30

    Reds Crush Phillies 11-2

    Apr 17
    Reds complete sweep of Phillies.
  • Video - Reds Edge Phillies 1-0 00:31

    Reds Edge Phillies 1-0

    Apr 17
    Reds top Phillies in bottom of the ninth to win resumed game.

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    Apr 17
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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 6.0

    Apr 17
    Have to admit, I always kind of dread when the second-to-last mock of NFL draft season rolls around. Because the only mock that truly matters is the last one you do, and for me that's not forthcoming until next Thursday morning, the day of the draft. Bu…
  • Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…

    Apr 17
    After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.