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Team W-L L10 STRK
90-69 6-4 W2
82-77 4-6 L3
81-78 4-6 L1
75-84 6-4 W1
69-90 3-7 L2

Top Reds News

  • Reds' Andrew Abbott: Struggles early in loss

    Abbott (8-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on eight hits over 2.1 innings against Cleveland. He struck out one and did not walk a batter.

    Abbot ran into trouble early on after surrendering a leadoff double to Ramon Laureano to open the second. The lefty allowed five consecutive hits to start the frame and then gave up hits to two of the first three batters he faced in the third before being relieved by Daniel Duarte. Abbot has now failed to make it through five innings in four consecutive starts while his one strikeout Wednesday marked a season low. He's also lost his last three decisions and now holds a 6.10 ERA in September.

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  • Reds' Elly De La Cruz: Logs two steals in loss

    De La Cruz went 1-for-3 with a walk and two steals in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Guardians.

    De La Cruz, whose second-half slump prompted a drop in the order, has used his legs to make up for the shortcomings of his bat. Aside from the two home runs he hit Tuesday, the rookie has reached base safely six times and stolen six bases over the last five games. The two thefts leave him with 35 over 95 games.

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  • Reds' Jonathan India: Doubles, scores twice in loss

    India went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Cleveland.

    India doubled and scored in the sixth inning, then doubled in a run and scored in the eighth, as the Reds' attempted comeback fell short. It was a stinging loss for Cincinnati, which missed a chance to gain ground on the Cubs for the final wild-card spot. India has batted .173 over 14 games since coming off the injured list, but he's shown recent life, going 5-for-14 with five walks, three doubles and four runs scored over the last four contests.

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  • Reds' Joey Votto: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Votto is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians.

    It's the first time since Sept. 6 that Votto is not in the starting lineup versus a right-hander. Christian Encarnacion-Strand is covering first base for the Reds, and Jake Fraley will be in the designated-hitter spot.

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  • Reds' Will Benson: Swipes two bags Tuesday

    Benson went 0-for-3 with two stolen bases in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians.

    While his activity on the basepaths didn't lead to any runs for the Reds, Benson still managed to contribute some fantasy value. The 25-year-old outfielder is stumbling to the finish line on the regular season, batting .160 (4-for-25) over 11 games since his last multi-hit performance, but he's still had something of a breakout in 2023 with 11 homers, 17 steals and an .847 OPS in 316 plate appearances, primarily in a strong-side platoon role.

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  • Reds' Elly De La Cruz: Powers comeback win Tuesday

    De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians.

    Hunter Greene dug an early hole in what was nearly a must-win game for Cincinnati, but De La Cruz led a five-homer barrage by the Reds offense to mount a comeback, launching a solo shot off Lucas Giolito in the fourth inning before crushing a Xzavion Curry curveball to right field in the ninth for two insurance runs. It's the first multi-homer game of De La Cruz's brief career, and the long balls snapped a 28-game power drought. The 21-year-old is slashing just .192/.306/.288 in September thanks in large part to a 31.4 percent strikeout rate, but he still has 13 home runs and 33 steals in his first 94 big-league games.

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  • Reds' Hunter Greene: Hammered by Guardians

    Greene escaped with a no-decision Tuesday in the Reds' 11-7 win over the Guardians, surrendering seven runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over three-plus innings. He struck out three.

    After a scoreless first frame, the wheels came off for Greene as he served up a three-run blast to Bo Naylor in the second inning before Kole Calhoun and Andres Gimenez took him deep in the third. After the right-hander put the first two batters he faced in the fourth inning aboard, he left the mound having tossed 70 pitches (47 strikes), but Cincinnati got Greene off the hook for his seventh loss of the season by taking the lead in the top of the fifth. The awful outing snapped a string of three impressive starts for the 24-year-old, who now has a 4.57 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 32:7 K:BB through 21.2 innings in September. If he stays on turn, Greene lines up to start the Reds' final game of the regular season Oct. 1 in St. Louis, with a potential wild-card spot on the line -- the team heads into play Wednesday 1.5 games back of the Cubs for the final playoff berth in the NL.

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  • Reds' Sam Moll: Earns win

    Moll (2-3) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over two scoreless innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Tuesday.

    Moll and others in the bullpen combined for six scoreless innings, giving the offense a chance to overcome a disastrous outing from starter Hunter Greene. Moll has not allowed a run over his last 19 appearances (18 innings) and sports a shiny 0.76 ERA across 23.2 innings since being acquired by the Reds at the trade deadline.

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  • Reds' TJ Friedl: Having monster finish

    Friedl went 1-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians.

    Friedl homered for a fourth consecutive game and extended his hit streak to seven contests, during which he's 10-for-25 with seven walks, five extra-base hits, eight RBI, two steals and six runs scored. The outfielder, who had slumped after the All-Star break, has bounced back in September just as he reached a career high in plate appearances. Friedl's slashing .348/.471/.768 in 23 games this month.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Homers keep coming

    Encarnacion-Strand went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 win over Cleveland.

    Encarnacion-Strand smacked a two-run home run as part of the Reds' three-run third inning, which helped the team survive an early onslaught by the Guardians. The rookie is making a case as the team's best hitter down the stretch. The home run was Encarnacion-Strand's sixth in the last eight games, during which he's slashing .367/.406/.967 with 12 RBI. For the season, he has 12 homers over 59 games.

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  • Reds' Luke Maile: Contributes to comeback win

    Maile went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians.

    Maile and the rest of the lineup overcame a short three-inning outing from starter Hunter Greene. The journeyman catcher belted a solo homer in the third third inning, then lashed a two-out, two-run single in the fifth that plated the game-winning run. Maile has six home runs, 25 RBI and a .723 OPS over 75 games.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Shut down with oblique injury

    McLain aggravated his right oblique Sunday and has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    McLain was on the cusp of returning to the Reds following a nearly four-week absence for a right oblique strain, but the injury reappeared as he was playing in a minor-league rehab game this weekend with Triple-A Louisville. A fresh round of imaging scans taken Monday revealed it to be a Grade 2 strain, so he can be ruled out for any potential postseason run as well. The 24-year-old infielder finishes his breakout rookie campaign with a .290/.357/.507 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, 14 steals and 65 runs scored across 89 major-league games.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Not activated Tuesday

    McLain (oblique) will not be activated from the injured list ahead of Tuesday's game at Cleveland, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    McLain apparently needs at least one more day to recover from the right oblique strain that sent him to the IL in late August. The 24-year-old infielder spent the weekend on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville and went 1-for-6 with a single, a walk and three strikeouts. He played shortstop for Louisville on Saturday and then moved to second base Sunday.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Fraley is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Guardians.

    Spencer Steer, TJ Friedl and Will Benson will start across the outfield for the visiting Reds as Joey Votto fills the DH role. Fraley has slashed just .233/.327/.326 in 49 plate appearances since returning Sept. 1 from a stress fracture in his left fourth toe. The injury is expected to eventually require a surgical repair.

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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Takes seat Tuesday

    Stephenson is out of the lineup Tuesday at Cleveland.

    Luke Maile will start at catcher and bat ninth for the Reds as they take on the Guardians and right-hander Lucas Giolito. Stephenson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's series finale versus the Pirates and carries a disappointing .698 OPS through 504 plate appearances this season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .247


Player Injury
M. McLain SS Matt McLain SS Oblique
G. Ashcraft SP Graham Ashcraft SP Toe
N. Lodolo SP Nick Lodolo SP Lower Leg
H. Bader CF Harrison Bader CF Groin
C. Casali C Curt Casali C Foot

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