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Pete Rose: His favorite head-first slides

3:36 pm Jun. 17, 2017

CINCINNATI — They won’t give him a plaque in Cooperstown but in Cincinnati they’ve given Pete Rose everything but the Carew Tower and the Roebling Bridge.

They named a street next to Great American Ball Park for him, Pete Rose Way, they’ve retired his number 14, they’ve put him into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

And on a torchy Saturday afternoon they unveiled his statue on Crosley Terrace outside the ballpark

Reds: Home warriors, road wimps

5:20 pm Jun. 16, 2017

CINCINNATI — It is Mark Twain who is credited with saying, “There are lies, damn lies and statistics.”

There is, though, at least one glaring statistic, a harsh reality, as to why the Cincinnati Reds reside in the basement of the National League Central.

It is their record on the road and it is as ugly as a scrunched monkey face. They are 10-and-21 on the road. What makes it worse is

Bad news in San Diego, good news in Dayton

11:32 pm Jun. 14, 2017

DAYTON — As club owner Bob Castellini left the clubhouse and passed a media gathering near the door, he stopped and said, “It was a great day for the Cincinnati Reds.”

He, of course, was not referring to what happened earlier in the day in San Diego, where the Reds lost to the Padres, 4-2, to complete a 0-and-6 road trip.

Castellini was wearing a green cap with a ‘D’ in a

Padres, Richard silence Reds again, 6-2

1:03 am Jun. 14, 2017

Scott Feldman’s first seven pitches to the San Diego Padres Tuesday night were enough to challenge the patience of Job.

Seven pitches — two bloop singles, two seeing-eye ground ball singles dribbled through the infield and the Padres owned a 2-0 lead without once squaring up the baseball.

And Padres left hander Clayton Richard — that’s Clayton Richard, not Clayton Kershaw — guarded that lead like the Pinkertons, as the Padres stopped

Padres put it to Arroyo, Reds

12:48 am Jun. 13, 2017

This says it all about where the Cincinnati Reds are, or aren’t, these days.

It was the third inning Monday night of a game against a bunch of lowly no-named guys wearing San Diego Padres uniforms, a team that entered the game with 40 losses and 16 ½ games out of first place.

Catcher Austin Hedges lifted a popup right behind the pitcher’s mound. All four Reds infielders surrounded it. Any of

Reds blow four-run lead in 8th, lose 9-7

8:02 pm Jun. 11, 2017

If the Cincinnati Reds never again see Hollywood, Century City, Pasadena, the Walk of Fame, the La Brea tar pits and, especially, Chavez Ravine, it will be too soon.

It appeared they had finally shaken the Dodger Stadium anvil on their backs Sunday afternoon when they entered the eighth inning with a four-run lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Alas, no. The Dodgers scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth

Walk-off hit: Reds lost eighth straight in LA

2:02 am Jun. 11, 2017

Another game in Chavez Ravine, another defeat for the Cincinnati Reds. It’s becoming a perplexing habit.

The Reds gave their best effort Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored a bottom-of-the-ninth walk-off victory, 5-4.

Corey Saeger’s two-out drive into the left field corner scored Yasiel Puig from second base against relief pitcher Tony Cingrani and the Reds lost in Dodger Stadium for the eighth straight time.

THE REDS

Dodger pitching shuts down Reds, 7-2

1:23 am Jun. 10, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts appeared to do the Cincinnati Reds a huge favor Friday nigh when he populated his dugout with a slew of regular players.

On the bench at the start of the game were Adrian Gonzalez, Chase Utley, Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal.

NO DOUBT HE WAS trying to inject some offensive punch into a lineup that had scored two runs or less in six of its seven

Feldman, Votto help Reds sweep Cardinals

3:33 pm Jun. 8, 2017

Scott Feldman versus the St. Louis Cardinals is the Mismatch of the Year. When Feldman takes the mound, he takes the Cardinals bats with him.

For the second time this season Feldman fed the Cardinals nothing but zeros when he pitched seven shutout innings as the Cincinnati Reds completed a four-game sweep Thursday afternoon, 5-2.

On April 9, Feldman pitched six shutout innings in St. Louis when the Reds shut out the

Gennett: The aftermath is still shocking

5:02 pm Jun. 7, 2017

CINCINNATI — As baseball player/philosopher Tim Flannery once said to teammate Chris Welsh, “There are two kinds of baseball players — the ones who have been humbled and the ones who are about to be humbled.”

So was Scooter Gennett humbled when he walked into the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse Wednesday and checked the lineup card.

After hitting four home runs Tuesday night, batting fifth in the order, he was batting seventh Wednesday