Michael Lorenzen (Photo: Doug Gray)

Cincinnati Reds drop Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1, pull within half-game of playoff berth

Nice to be scoreboard-watching in mid-September, isn't it? The Cincinnati Reds continue to inspire hope in their faithful fans at Redleg Nation and beyond, tonight winning their fourth straight and fifth of their past six tonight with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are a number of games still underway which will all have an effect on the playoff seeding race.
Mike Moustakas

Cincinnati Reds’ best lineup lowers the boom on Chicago Cubs pitching in 12-7 win

Now that's more like it. Starting what is clearly their best lineup for the first time since Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds scored a convincing 12-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs to break a four-game losing streak. Mike Moustakas, Nick Senzel and Tucker Barnhart returned to the lineup from absences of varying reasons and powered the Reds to a 9-0 lead after six innings.