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Roster Report · Rotation on verge of being at full strength · Notes, Quotes

--1B Joey Votto extended his on-base streak to all 29 games with a double and a single. Votto went into the night tied with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun for the longest such streak in the majors.

--3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday. That's unlikely to happen. Rolen said he is feeling better. The tightness in his neck and shoulder area has eased, and he is also getting acupuncture treatments to get further relief. "The point is I'm down right now," Rolen said. "Let's get our hands around it instead of taking the next step and wishing we didn't. I'm already down on the DL. Let's get some acupuncture and do everything we can to get it to a spot where we can take the next and keep going."

--3B Juan Francisco (calf) took batting practice and ran on the field. If he shows no ill effects Wednesday, he'll likely start a rehab assignment in the next couple of days.

--2B Brandon Phillips made a spectacular play, even by his Gold Glove standards. He fielded the ball barehanded and flipped behind his back to first baseman Joey Votto to get speedy Jason Bourgeois.

--LHP Dontrelle Willis took his first loss for Triple-A Louisville. He went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out 10.

24 -- Runs allowed by Reds starters in their last 20 1/3 innings, since their last quality start.

"Where I come from, it's OK to get down. The secret is not to stay down." -- Reds manager Dusty Baker

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGBrandon Phillips , 2B.272
HREugenio Suarez , 3B5
RBIJay Bruce , RF18
OBPJoey Votto , 1B.327
SLGJay Bruce , RF.500
REugenio Suarez , 3B15
SBBilly Hamilton , CF5
WBlake Wood , RP3
ERARaisel Iglesias , SP3.49
WHIPBrandon Finnegan , SP1.29
KRaisel Iglesias , SP29
SVJ.J. Hoover , RP1

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