With a chance to secure their second consecutive American League Central title, the Minnesota Twins will turn to veteran left-hander Rich Hill in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Reds in Minneapolis. The Twins (36-23) need either a win over the Reds (30-29) or a loss by the Chicago White Sox (35-24) to the Chicago Cubs to claim the top spot in the AL Central. Should they lose and the White Sox win, Chicago would claim the crown by virtue of a better intra-division record tiebreaker.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:59 am
After playing must-win games pretty much every day for two weeks, the stakes weren’t nearly as high for the Reds on Saturday. That was fortunate for the Reds because they did not play the kind of baseball that fueled the run to the playoff berth they clinched Friday. The Reds fell to the Minnesota Twins, 7-3, at Target Field.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 8:12 am
While the Chicago Cubs did not win, they still had plenty to celebrate thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers’ victory over the St Louis Cardinals.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 6:58 am
Luis Arraez doubles to deep center field. Eddie Rosario grounds out to shallow infield, Eugenio Suarez to Joey Votto. Luis Arraez to third.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 6:27 am
If the Cardinals lose Sunday and the Giants win, the Cardinals will play a make-up doubleheader in Detroit on Monday. Here are the games that will affect the Reds’ seeding Sunday: • No. seed – If Miami wins OR St. Louis wins, the Reds will be eliminated from the fifth seed, no matter their result Sunday.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:42 am
Luis Arraez went 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs as the Minnesota Twins secured home field advantage for the Wild Card Series with a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night in Minneapolis. Max Kepler had two doubles and scored three times, Eddie Rosario also doubled and drove in two runs for Minnesota (36-23), which improved to a major league best 24-6 at home while bashing eight doubles, one off the team’s single-game record.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:11 am
The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The Minnesota Twins hit every double that has ever been hit. The Cincinnati Reds did not. Rest assured, the Cincinnati Reds are still going to the playoffs, though.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:19 am
Dusty Baker will make history next week when he leads his Houston Astros into the postseason against a still-to-be-determined opponent. Baker, 71, will be leading his fifth team in the playoffs, breaking a tie with Billy Martin and Davey Johnson at four teams. In his 23rd season as a manager, Baker has a 1892-1665 career record entering the final weekend of the regular season.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 5:53 pm
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t going to be easy on his son Adam when the two were with the Bengals.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:32 pm
Dave Shovein recaps the Marlins and Reds returning to the postseason, Dinelson Lamet’s injury and five walk-off winners in Saturday’s Daily Dose (Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 26, 2020, 9:15 am
Mets ace Jacob deGrom is trying to win his third-straight Cy Young, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since Randy Johnson won his third-straight in 2001 (followed by his fourth-straight in 2002). Here’s where things stand with deGrom and his closest competitors for the award…
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:24 am
The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti-gay slur on air last month. Brennaman used the slur moments after the feed from the Fox Sports Ohio telecast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City on Aug. 19. ”The Reds respect Thom Brennaman’s decision to step away from the broadcast booth and applaud his heartfelt efforts of reconciliation with the LGBTQ+ community,” Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in a statement.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 11:45 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Friday, September 25. (Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC)
Posted: September 25, 2020, 3:16 pm
The absence of fans didn’t stop Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto from receiving an ovation after hitting a homer to put his team ahead for good. When they haven’t been keeping Great America Ball Park in tip-top shape, the groundskeepers have loudly cheered for the Reds from the stands. Teams throughout the major leagues have found different ways to maintain intensity without the benefit of fans in the ballpark.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 5:43 pm