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Indians 5, Reds 2

Indians 5, Reds 2: Justin Masterson became the fourth pitcher to reach eight victories this season, and Jason Giambi smacked a three-run homer as host Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak. Giambi finished 2-for-4 and cranked his 433rd career homer to right on a 2-1 pitch with two outs in the sixth off Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo (5-5). Masterson (8-3) scattered four hits and worked around four walks in six innings, allowing one run while striking out seven.

Cincinnati Reds - PlayerWatch

LHP Tony Cingrani is being sent to Arizona where he can continue a throwing program to stretch out his back. The Reds still hope Cingrani can contribute out of the bullpen in the playoffs. Cingrani, who left his Sept. 10 start with a recurrence of the lower back spasms that put him on the disabled list from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5, went 7-4, 2.92 in 23 appearances.

Cincinnati Reds - PlayerWatch

LHP Tony Cingrani is being sent to Arizona where he can continue a throwing program to stretch out his back. The Reds still hope Cingrani can contribute out of the bullpen in the playoffs. Cingrani, who left his Sept. 10 start with a recurrence of the lower back spasms that put him on the disabled list from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5, went 7-4, 2.92 in 23 appearances.

Cincinnati Reds - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH The Reds had a chance to secure home field for the Wild Card game, but they failed miserably. They lost the first two games of the season-ending series with Pittsburgh, so they'll go to Pittsburgh to play the Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH The Cardinals finished the regular season with a six-game winning streak and stole the best record away from the Atlanta Braves in the National League. And now they'll resume competition in the playoffs against one of two teams it seems they've been playing for the last month.

Mets 1, Reds 0

(Updated: UPDATING: Adjusting Cincinnati's place in the standings (third graph)) Mets 1, Reds 0: Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and Eric Young Jr. singled in the lone run as New York defeated host Cincinnati for the second straight day.

Cincinnati Reds - PlayerWatch

RHP Mike Leake is 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA in five career starts, including a complete game against the Mets. In his only start against them this year, Leake pitched seven scoreless innings allowing three hits in a 4-0 Reds win at Citi Field. Leake is looking to extend his 20 1/3-inning scoreless streak, the second-longest active streak in the major leagues.

Cincinnati Reds - PlayerWatch

RHP Mike Leake is 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA in five career starts, including a complete game against the Mets. In his only start against them this year, Leake pitched seven scoreless innings allowing three hits in a 4-0 Reds win at Citi Field. Leake is looking to extend his 20 1/3-inning scoreless streak, the second-longest active streak in the major leagues.

Reds 3, Mets 2 (10)

Reds 3, Mets 2 (10): Shin-Soo Choo delivered a walk-off single in the 10th with his third hit as host Cincinnati inched closer to wrapping up a postseason berth. Choo hammered a long drive to left-center off Sean Henn that barely missed being a home run to plate Devin Mesoraco with the winning run as the Reds won for the sixth time in seven games to remain tied with Pittsburgh in the race for the top National League wild card. Cincinnati also lowered its magic number to one for clinching a playoff slot.

Burnett sets record, leads Pirates past Reds

Burnett sets record, leads Pirates past Reds PITTSBURGH - A.J. Burnett steadied the Pittsburgh Pirates after their most difficult loss of the season and also made some history Saturday night. Burnett pitched seven strong innings as the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 at PNC Park for just their second win in the last six games.
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