|CINCINNATI ( BAILEY )|
BOSTON ( DOUBRONT )
|923||CINCINNATI||+110||Ov 9,-125||+110||Ov 8.5,-115|
|924||BOSTON||-120||Un 9,+105||-120||Un 8.5,-105|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-3||-0.2||3-3||5.2||0.261||0.335||3.5||0.228||0.291|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||0||3-4||3.6||0.258||0.327||3.1||0.219||0.277|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-13||-9||7-13||3.6||0.235||0.306||4.3||0.273||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.8||2-4||4.1||0.249||0.348||3.7||0.209||0.278|
|4/22/2014||CUETO(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)||4-1||W||-110||7 ov||U||10||7||1||3||5||0|
|4/23/2014||SIMON(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||5-2||W||115||7.5 un||U||6||7||1||6||10||3|
|4/24/2014||CINGRANI(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||CUMPTON(R)||2-1||W||100||7 un||U||5||6||0||7||8||0|
|4/25/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)||4-5||L||120||7 ev||O||11||7||0||10||4||0|
|4/26/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ ATLANTA||HALE(R)||1-4||L||115||7.5 un||U||2||3||0||8||4||0|
|4/27/2014||CUETO(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||0-1||L||-105||6.5 ov||U||5||6||0||7||9||0|
|4/29/2014||SIMON(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-2||W||-130||7.5 un||U||11||11||0||8||8||0|
|4/30/2014||CINGRANI(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||4-9||L||-180||7.5 un||O||7||5||2||13||11||0|
|5/6/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)|| |
|5/7/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ BOSTON||PEAVY(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||SAN DIEGO|| || |
|4/22/2014||LESTER(L)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||3-9||L||-115||7.5 ov||O||9||5||2||15||9||0|
|4/23/2014||LACKEY(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)||5-1||W||-110||9 un||U||10||9||0||8||7||3|
|4/24/2014||DOUBRONT(L)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||5-14||L||-120||8.5 ev||O||4||8||5||14||15||1|
|4/25/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||8-1||W||100||9.5 un||U||16||12||0||6||6||1|
|4/26/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ TORONTO||MORROW(R)||7-6||W||100||9 un||O||5||4||0||13||11||0|
|4/27/2014||LESTER(L)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)||1-7||L||-110||8.5 un||U||6||6||1||9||2||0|
|4/29/2014||LACKEY(R)||TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||7-4||W||-165||8.5 un||O||13||10||1||8||6||0|
|5/1/2014||PEAVY(R)||TAMPA BAY||RAMOS(L)||1-2||L||-155||9 ev||U||6||11||0||4||6||1|
|5/1/2014||DOUBRONT(L)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||5-6||L||-110||9 ov||O||6||10||1||10||5||0|
|5/9/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||LESTER(L)||@ TEXAS||PEREZ(L)|| |
|5/11/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ TEXAS||ROSS(L)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ MINNESOTA|| || |
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - Last season was one to remember for fans of the Red Sox - and one to forget for the players.|
Soon after Boston's third World Series championship in 10 years, that bearded bunch decided to put it behind them and focus on what they must do to keep winning.
''It was a dream come true last year,'' pitcher Jake Peavy said. ''It's a new year. I think that's been a slogan of ours on the text messages that we've been exchanging with the guys, `Hey turn the page, it's a new year, it's 2014.' We haven't done anything and, obviously, some teams in our division got awfully better.''
The Red Sox won't be sneaking up on them, not after rebounding from a 69-93, last-place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, a 28-win improvement.
''You've got the bull's-eye on your back,'' second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. ''You want to get everybody's best, so I think it's going to be a fun challenge for everybody.''
John Farrell's disciplined, businesslike approach worked in his first year as Boston's manager. That, and the influx of players to improve the toxic clubhouse chemistry, made the one season under the animated Bobby Valentine seem like a distant memory.
Those players, including Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, return. The Red Sox lost center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees then signed Grady Sizemore as a possible replacement. Sizemore missed the last two seasons with knee and back injuries that required surgery but has had a healthy, productive spring training.
''In this group, no one's going to let anybody sit back and relax,'' Pedroia said. ''We're always going to push each other and make sure that we're respecting the game and playing the game the right way. If we do that, we should be all right.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Red Sox Preview* ======================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Cincinnati (15-16) at Boston (15-17), 7:10 p.m. EDT
The Cincinnati Reds are hoping to keep building after putting a few wins together. Doing so could prove difficult without their slugging right fielder.
After losing Jay Bruce to injury, the Reds open a two-game road set against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
While Bruce was scratched from Sunday's lineup with what was believed to be a sore left knee, further tests revealed a partially torn meniscus. The two-time All-Star, hitting .216 with three homers, had surgery Monday and is expected to miss up to a month.
With Bruce on the sidelines, Chris Heisey could see more playing time. He drew a two-out walk and scored from first on Todd Frazier's double as the Reds beat Milwaukee 4-3 in 10 innings Sunday.
"I'm not known for my eagle eye at the plate. The key is not to get caught up in the moment and swing at bad pitches," Heisey said. "Any time the ball is down the line or in the gap, I'm thinking of scoring."
The Reds (15-16) have won four of six after getting swept at Atlanta.
"We need to send a message that we're in this thing and we have to prove it to ourselves," manager Bryan Price said. "Being around .500 isn't what we're all about."
Cincinnati now turns its attention to Boston as these teams meet for just the third time since 1975, when the Reds beat the Red Sox in the World Series. Boston swept the Reds at home in 2005 before winning two of three in Cincinnati in 2008.
"They are the defending world champions, which is a big enough problem to overcome by itself," Price told MLB's official website. "They are off to the same kind of start we've gotten off to. ... I love that stadium, the vibe there."
The Red Sox (15-17) earned back-to-back wins over Oakland before falling 3-2 in 10 innings in Sunday's finale. A.J. Pierzynski tied the score with a solo homer in the seventh inning, but Boston went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.
"I'll take two out of three the rest of the year," outfielder Shane Victorino said. "We've just got to execute. That's it. Collectively, we haven't been able to do it. Sometimes that's part of the game."
Boston will try to bounce back against Reds starter Homer Bailey (2-2, 5.50 ERA), who is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in his last three outings. The right-hander allowed three runs and eight hits over a season-high innings to beat Milwaukee 8-3 on Thursday.
"They've picked me up all year so far. I'm just glad I was able to do something for them," said Bailey, who leads the NL with an average of 8.91 runs of support.
While Bailey is starting to find his form, he is 2-6 with a 6.26 ERA in 10 interleague outings since 2010. His only appearance against the Red Sox came as a rookie in 2008, when he yielded five runs over 2 1-3 innings in a 9-0 loss.
Boston counters with Felix Doubront (1-3, 5.70), who is winless over a five-start stretch since beating Baltimore 4-3 in his season debut April 3. He yielded four runs over six innings in the second game of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay on Thursday but didn't factor in the decision of a 6-5 loss.
Unlike Bailey, Doubront has thrived in interleague play. The left-hander has compiled a 2.25 ERA while receiving an average of 12.54 runs of support during a four-start winning streak against the NL.
It's unclear if Doubront will have to face Reds speedster Billy Hamilton, who is dealing with sprained knuckles. Hamilton sat out Friday and Saturday before pinch running Sunday.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2014 5:16:05 AM EST|