9:49 PM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Reds 4, Cubs 1

CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds: How it happened: Cincinnati scratched across a run in the fifth to jump out to a 1-0 lead. Catcher Devin Mesoraco led off the inning with a single, stole second, advanced to third on Alfredo Simon's swinging bunt and scored when speedster Billy Hamilton blooped a double in between Junior Lake and Ryan Sweeney in shallow left-center field. The Reds added two unearned runs in the sixth when Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick scored when Emilio Bonifacio failed to turn a double play and his throw got past Anthony Rizzo.

Series preview: Cubs vs. Reds

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season as they begin a stretch of 13 straight days of games. The series: •Friday, 1:20 p.m. CT: Jeff Samardzija vs. Reds' Alfredo Simon •Saturday, 1:20 p.m. CT: Carlos Villanueva vs. Reds' Tony Cingrani •Sunday, 1:20 p.m. CT: Edwin Jackson vs. Reds' Homer Bailey Samardzija winless: Despite a 1.29 ERA, Friday’s starter hasn’t won a game. The Cubs finally scored some runs for Samardzija during his last start, but the bullpen blew the game before the Cubs pulled it out in the 11th inning.
Columbus Dispatch 15 hours ago

Reds on deck

Opponent: at Chicago Cubs
Columbus Dispatch 16 hours ago

Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Braxton Miller’s spring consists of watching, talking

For Braxton Miller, Ohio State spring football practice meant a lot of standing, watching and talking as he recovered from arthroscopic shoulder surgery, but activity for the senior quarterback should pick up in coming weeks.
Columbus Dispatch 16 hours ago

Pro football: Ex-Bengal Chad Johnson signs with CFL’s Alouettes

Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson signed a two-year deal yesterday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The six-time Pro Bowler impressed Montreal officials at a minicamp in Vero Beach, Fla. He last appeared in an NFL game during the 2011 season with the New England Patriots, after spending 10 of his 11 seasons with the Bengals.
Columbus Dispatch 16 hours ago

MLB: Mesoraco gets off to hot start with Reds

CINCINNATI — It seems that so far this year, the only team with any clue as how to get Devin Mesoraco out has been the Tennessee Smokies.
Columbus Dispatch Apr 17, 2014

Reds 4, Pirates 0: Cueto takes control, strikes out 12

CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto’s stuff ranges from good to dominant depending on the day. What never varies is Cueto’s desire to compete, to win every pitch.
Columbus Dispatch Apr 16, 2014

Reds on deck

Opponent: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates break tie to beat Reds, 8-7, in suspended game

Pirates break tie to beat Reds, 8-7, in suspended game

CINCINNATI — The Pirates broke a tie in the seventh inning and defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 8-7, Tuesday evening at Great American Ball Park in the conclusion of a game that was suspended Monday due to rain.
Columbus Dispatch Apr 15, 2014

Reds on deck

Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Columbus Dispatch Apr 15, 2014

Reds notebook: 10 homers hit before rain interrupts game

CINCINNATI — Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back home runs twice, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension with the score tied at 7 last night.
Chicago Tribune Apr 14, 2014

Pirates, Reds hit 10 HRs before game suspended

CINCINNATI -- The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 home runs during a wild six innings on Monday night before steady rain resulted in a suspension with the score tied 7-7 at wet, windy Great American Ball Park.

Pirates, Reds hit 10 HRs before game suspended

CINCINNATI -- The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 home runs during a wild six innings on Monday night before steady rain resulted in a suspension with the score tied 7-7 at wet, windy Great American Ball Park.
Pirates, Reds provide thunder with 10 HRs in game suspended by rain

Pirates, Reds provide thunder with 10 HRs in game suspended by rain

CINCINNATI — Amid the downpour, the Pirates and Cincinnati Reds thundered on.
Browns sign former Bengals fullback Chris Pressley

Browns sign former Bengals fullback Chris Pressley

The Browns have signed Chris Pressley, a traditional fullback they hope will pave the way for running back Ben Tate, an NFL source told the Beacon Journal this morning, speaking on condition of anonymity because the move had yet to be announced. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The 5-foot-11, 260-pound Pressley spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals’ No. 1 fullback. However, he suffered a season-ending knee injury Dec. 13, 2012, against the Philadelphia Eagles and did not appear in a game last season. Pressley, 27, began this past season on the...

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