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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
58-41 5-5 W2
51-48 4-6 L1
50-50 6-4 W1
49-51 5-5 W1
38-61 5-5 L1

Top Reds News

  • Reds' Lucas Sims: First rehab outing coming Tuesday

    Sims (elbow) will make his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Sims is ready to begin the final phase of his recovery process from the right elbow sprain that has kept him on the shelf for the past month. He'll likely need to make at least two appearances at Louisville before rejoining the Reds, but once activated, Sims should factor into the late-inning mix for the big club. Before the injury cropped up, Sims registered seven saves in nine chances on the season, but he'll likely be behind Heath Hembree in the bullpen pecking order upon returning.

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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Reaches base five times

    Stephenson went 3-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 10-6 loss to St. Louis.

    The catcher has recorded multiple hits in four of his last six starts, although the other two games in that sample were 0-fers. All three of Stephenson's hits Sunday were singles. The 24-year-old is slashing .288/.378/.419 with five home runs, 27 RBI and 39 runs scored across 251 plate appearances. He remains the favorite for playing time behind the dish versus left-handed pitching, but he has drawn starts four times versus right-handers in the last eight games.

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  • Reds' Joey Votto: Goes yard again Sunday

    Votto went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two walks in Sunday's 10-6 loss to St. Louis.

    The first baseman is running hot with three homers, eight RBI and five runs scored in his last six games. Votto's recent hot streak has him slashing .267/.363/.490 on the year. He's added 14 long balls, 48 RBI, 32 runs scored and a stolen base through 289 plate appearances while remaining a fixture in the heart of Cincinnati's order.

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  • Reds' Sonny Gray: Lit up in loss

    Gray (2-6) allowed eight runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three in 3.1 innings, taking the loss versus St. Louis on Sunday.

    The right-hander yielded three home runs in the contest, and he was relieved by Edgar Garcia after Dylan Carlson's two-run blast in the fourth inning. Both of Gray's starts since the All-Star break have been poor, although Sunday's effort ended a streak of four outings without allowing a homer. The 31-year-old has a 4.50 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 89:28 K:BB through 70 innings this season. He lines up for a road start versus the Mets during next weekend's series.

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  • Reds' Aristides Aquino: Primary Castellanos replacement

    Aquino will start in right field and bat sixth Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Aquino will start for the fourth time in five games and seems to have emerged as the primary replacement in the outfield for Nick Castellanos (wrist), who was moved to the injured list Friday. Though he's posted a .931 OPS since returning from the injured list in mid-June, Aquino will likely need to maintain his hot hitting at the plate in order to hold off Shogo Akiyama for a regular role in the outfield until Castellanos returns.

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  • Reds' Mike Freeman: Draws start at hot corner

    Freeman will start at third base and bat eighth Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Freeman will pick up his second start of the second half after previously filling in for Kyle Farmer at shortstop in a July 18 loss to the Brewers. The veteran utility man is slashing .200/.286/.200 across 56 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Picks up second start of series

    Stephenson will start at catcher and bat third Sunday against the Cardinals.

    He'll crack the lineup for the second time in the series after going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Friday's 6-5 win. Most of Stephenson's starts in recent weeks have come against left-handed pitching, but he'll take aim at a right-hander (Johan Oviedo) while top backstop Tucker Barnhart sits for the day game after a night game.

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  • Reds' Tucker Barnhart: Resting Sunday

    Barnhart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Barnhart will get a breather for the second time in the series, allowing Tyler Stephenson to pick up a turn behind the plate. Cincinnati should continue to hand Barnhart the bulk of the starts against right-handed pitching for the foreseeable future, though he could fall into more of a timeshare at the position with Stephenson if the 51-47 Reds start to fade in the National League playoff picture.

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  • Reds' Eugenio Suarez: Takes seat Sunday

    Suarez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    He'll sit for the first time in the second half after falling into a 3-for-27 funk at the plate over his last seven starts. The slump has dropped Suarez's season-long slash line to .172/.257/.361, with the lowly batting average placing him last in the majors among all qualified hitters. Mike Freeman will fill in for Suarez at the hot corner.

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  • Reds' Joey Votto: Slams 13th homer

    Votto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday in a 5-3 win over St. Louis.

    The veteran first baseman padded a one-run Reds lead with a solo shot to left field in the fifth inning. The long ball was Votto's 13th of the season and accounted for his 45th RBI. He has been on fire at the plate of late, going 9-for-19 with a pair of homers and five RBI over his past five games.

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  • Reds' Jesse Winker: Falls triple shy of cycle

    Winker went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBI in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Cardinals.

    Winker played a part in all but one of the Reds' runs in the contest. He doubled home a pair of runners in the second inning and crushed a two-run homer to right field in the seventh. Winker has enjoyed two three-hit games in his past five contests and is slashing .297/.374/.531 with 20 homers and 56 RBI in his breakout campaign.

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  • Reds' Heath Hembree: Secures another save

    Hembree picked up the save Saturday against the Cardinals, retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning.

    The right-hander needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order and earn his eighth save of the campaign. Seven of the eight pitches went for strikes, though none were of the swinging variety. Hembree has blown only one save on the season and has allowed only two earned runs across his past 13 appearances spanning 12.2 innings.

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  • Reds' Luis Castillo: Continues dominant run

    Castillo (4-10) earned the win over St. Louis on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out nine across seven innings.

    Castillo fell behind by a run in the second inning, but that ended up being the only score the Cardinals could muster against the right-hander in the contest. Castillo registered an impressive 23 swings-and-misses in the outing and finished with his highest strikeout total since May 18. He has allowed one or zero runs in six of his past eight outings, bringing his ERA down from 6.47 to 4.20 over that stretch. His next start is expected to take place in Chicago against the Cubs on Thursday.

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  • Reds' Max Schrock: Recalled by Reds

    Schrock was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

    Schrock was sent to the minors after he was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in early July, and he's hit .240 with two homers, two doubles, seven RBI and five runs in 14 games since returning to full health. He should serve mainly as a depth option in the Reds' infield while right-hander R.J. Alaniz (calf) was placed on the 10-day injured list to make room on the active roster.

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  • Reds' R.J. Alaniz: Placed on injured list

    Alaniz was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain Saturday.

    Alaniz was removed from Friday's game against the Cardinals in the top of the seventh inning after he threw just 12 pitches, and he's apparently dealing with a calf injury that warrants a trip to the injured list. It's not yet clear when the right-hander will be able to return, but infielder Max Schrock was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to replace Alaniz on the roster.

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  • Reds' Jeff Hoffman: Moving to bullpen

    Hoffman will shift to a bullpen role going forward, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    Hoffman returned from a shoulder injury to start Wednesday's game against the Mets, but he gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings. The right-hander struggled with command during his start and only threw 44 of his 82 pitches for strikes. Vladimir Gutierrez will take his place in the rotation starting Tuesday against the Cubs.

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  • Reds' Vladimir Gutierrez: Starting Tuesday

    Gutierrez will start Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    Gutierrez has made 10 starts for the Reds to begin the season, and he was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday. Although the right-hander gave up six runs in four innings during his last start, he'll rejoin Cincinnati's rotation Tuesday, while Jeff Hoffman will shift to a bullpen role. Across Gutierrez's 10 starts this year, he's posted a 4.97 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 54.1 innings.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .248


Player Injury
N. Castellanos RF Nick Castellanos RF Wrist
M. Moustakas 3B Mike Moustakas 3B Heel
N. Senzel CF Nick Senzel CF Knee
T. Antone RP Tejay Antone RP Forearm
L. Sims RP Lucas Sims RP Elbow

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