The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges.
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Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in the fourth inning and Scott Kazmir struck out 12, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
Lineup: Reds (15-31) at Dodgers (24-23)
- 1. Zack Cozart, SS (R)
- 2. Billy Hamilton, CF (S)
- 3. Joey Votto, 1B (L)
- 4. Brandon Phillips, 2B (R)
- 5. Jay Bruce, RF (L)
- 6. Adam Duvall, LF (R)
- 7. Eugenio Suarez, 3B (R)
- 8. Tucker Barnhart, C (S)
- 9. Dan Straily, P (R) Daily notes
Joc Pederson doubled in the tying run and then scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday.
MLB time could come soon for Reed
With the Reds' rotation all over the place right now, it seems likely that LHP Cody Reed will get an opportunity soon. Especially considering he has been a dominant force in Triple-A. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)
Browning to rep Reds at draft
Former Reds pitcher Tom Browning will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Browning spent 11 of his 12 years in the majors with Cincinnati, winning 20 games as a rookie in 1985 and making the NL All-Star team in '91.
The Cincinnati Reds have a bargaining chip in Zack Cozart, but there might not be a viable market for the shortstop right now.
Clayton Kershaw tossed a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past Cincinnati 1-0 Monday night for their eighth straight win over the Reds.
Reds remain near bottom of rankings
Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any worse, the Reds lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. But a glimmer of good news is that Jay Bruce might be rebuilding his trade value with his recent play. Week 7 Power Rankings
Ross Ohlendorf, who was fined and suspended three games for throwing at Pittsburgh's David Freese May 11, won his appeal, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
Reds continue to struggle vs. AL teams
After losing four straight to Cleveland during the week, Cincinnati was swept by Seattle over the weekend. Seven straight losses to American League teams is one shy of the franchise-worst streak set in 2015 and 2001, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Sunday's longest home runs
Career-long home runs led the way on Sunday, as both Adam Duvall and Michael Conforto registered personal bests in distance with their respective homers.
The Royals need a left-handed bat and are interested in Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce, who would not require a long-term financial commitment.
Leonys Martin got four hits, Robinson Cano drove in two runs and the Seattle Mariners swept Cincinnati 5-4 Sunday, sending the Reds to their seventh straight loss.
Duvall drives long homer vs. Mariners
Adam Duvall blasted a 450-foot home run during the fourth inning on Sunday against the Mariners. The homer was the longest of Duvall's career.
The Cincinnati Reds promoted right-handed pitchers Dayan Diaz, A.J. Morris and Josh Smith from Triple-A Louisville before Sunday's game against Seattle.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Some prominent hitters are slumping badly in May. The list includes Josh Donaldson (a .194 BA this month), Joe Mauer (.190), Prince Fielder (.188), Carlos Gonzalez (.183), Joey Votto and Matt Kemp (.169), Mark Teixeira (.154) and Curtis Granderson (.143). And Giancarlo Stanton looks lost, with a .156 batting average and 28 strikeouts in 64 ABs this month. Paging Barry Bonds ...
Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run homer that landed high in the upper deck on Saturday, and Felix Hernandez allowed only four singles in six innings, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 win.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Franklin Gutierrez with a monster 473-foot blast off John Lamb 2-0 fastball that was down the pipe. Mariners take a 4-0 lead and they haven't even gotten to the Cincy bullpen yet.
Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each NL Central organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.
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