Jeimer Candelario’s triple helps Tigers take series from Reds
Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run triple to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park. The Tigers (65-73) took two of three from the Reds (73-65), who are fighting for a playoff spot. The Tigers picked up an insurance run in the eighth, again started by Baddoo, who drew a lead-off walk. Things got interesting in the eighth inning, which started with a 13-pitch battle between Tigers reliever Jose Cisnero and Max Schrock. But he came back to get huge strikeouts of Nick Castellanos and Joey Votto to end the Reds’ last big threat.mlive.com
LEADING OFF: Reds wait for virus test results before return
(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday:WAIT AND SEEThe Cincinnati Reds will wait for their latest COVID-19 test results to see when they can resume the season. Cincinnati had home games against Pittsburgh postponed Saturday and Sunday after a player tested positive. Cincinnati is the third team to have games postponed because one of its players tested positive for COVID-19, joining the Marlins and the Cardinals. Chapman tested positive for the coronavirus during preseason workouts and hasnt pitched yet this season. AILINGBlue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette is on the injured list, interrupting his big-hitting season.
LEADING OFF: Pirates-Reds renew bitter rivalry, Judge ailing
Cincinnati Reds teammates celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday:KEEP COOLThe Reds and Pirates renew what erupted into one of baseballs most bitter rivalries last season, with one major change at the top. Long-simmering tensions between the Ohio River rivals over batters getting plunked escalated into a benches-clearing brawl at Great American Ball Park last summer 31 and resulted in Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, Reds manager David Bell and six players suspended. Its uncertain whether the oft-injured slugger will be back Friday night for the start of a weekend series against Boston. Judge was leading the majors with nine home runs and tied at the top with 20 RBIs before he sat out.
Rizzo homers again, Cubs beat virus-unsettled Reds 8-7
Down 8-1 in the seventh inning, the Reds cut it to 8-5 on Joey Vottos two-run single. Miley hit Kris Bryant with his second pitch, walked Rizzo, and gave up Wilson Contreras' double. Rizzo hit a solo homer in the sixth off Tejay Antone. Jesse Winker got the Reds' first hit an inning later, an RBI single off Rowan Wick. TRAINER'S ROOMCubs: Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras and Albert Almora Jr. were hit by pitches Rizzo twice but stayed in the game.
Cabrera, Jones, and Romine take it deep for the 6-4 Tigers victory in Cincinnati
DETROIT After a troubling opening day Friday, the Tigers offensive switch turned on Saturday. Cron getting the first run with an RBI double allowing the Tigers to get on the board first. With a game that couldve gone either way it was the top of the 9th that showed great adjustment for JaCoby Jones. Romine being able to lead off with a single it seemed the Tigers initial game plan was to play small ball and play it safe with a bunt. Jones sends it over the left field fence for a two-run home run to give the Tigers a 6-4 lead in the top of the 9th.
Tigers C.J. Cron continues to impress in 3-2 win against Cincinnati Reds
In this third round against the Reds, it was an impressive display of clutch hitting and impressive itching. Once again, the Tigers were able to strike first courtesy of a solo shot over the right center fence by Niko Goodrum. Spencer Turnbull was the starting pitcher for the Tigers and pitched five innings only allowing one earned run and got eight strikeouts. Cron would send a two-run home run over Nick Castellanos in right field putting the Tigers ahead 3-1. The Tigers would win the contest 3-2 and get the better hand of the series over the Reds winning 2 out of the 3 games.
Baseball returns and Tigers fall 7-1 to Cincinnati
The young team was ready to face off against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park. With no fans in attendance, it seems to be a different atmosphere both players and fans arent used to yet. For the Tigers it was a game of early trouble. Cron would pull a shot for a solo home run, this would be the only run the Tigers would be able to get. From then it became a Reds dominant game with a solo home run from Joey Votto and Mike Moustakas.
Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors
Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The National Weather Service said it was part of "a dangerous heat wave" gripping much of the country. From the Northeast through the Midwest, no player, manager or umpire was spared as temperatures soared near triple digits in big league broilers. The thermometer read 94 in New York, too, the hottest for a Yankees game this season. All over, portal bench coolers helped teams in hot spots, while umpires ducked off the field between innings to stay fresh.chicagotribune.com