The Cincinnati Reds traded second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Braves for a pair of pitching prospects. The Reds will pay most of Phillip’s $14 million salary this season. Cincinnati got left-hander Andrew McKirahan, who’s recovering from Tommy John surgery, and right-hander Carlos Portuondo.
St. Louis beat Cincinnati 4-3. The Cardinals are one game behind San Francisco for the second NL wild card spot. Both teams have three games left.
Adam Duval hit a two-run single to lead the Reds past the Cardinals 2-1.
Aledmys Diaz hit a grand slam to help power the Cardinals past the Reds 12-5. St. Louis is a game behind the Giants for the second NL wild card.
Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of Cincinnati’s four homers in the Reds’ 15-2 rout of the Cardinals.
John Lackey pitched seven solid innings and Miguel Montero drove in three runs as the Cubs completed a sweep of the Reds, 9-2.
Jason Hayward hit a two-run homer in the eighth as the Cubs topped the Reds 5-2. Chicago’s magic number for clinching home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs is five.
Scott Schebler hit a two-run single to lead the Reds past the Brewers 3-0.
The Cincinnati Reds scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and they didn’t look back. The Reds beat the struggling Pirates 8-0. The Pirates are now 6 games back of the NL Wild Card The Bucco’s are in Philadelphia tonight to take on the Phillies. 7-9 Garrett Cole faces off against 10-9 Jeremy Hellickson. Pregame tonight at 6:40.
Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double as the Pirates extended the Reds’ losing streak to five with a 4-1 victory. Milwaukee beat St. Louis, so the Bucs are 4 games out of the wild card. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati again tonight at PNC Park.