Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer and threw out a runner at the plate, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat Bartolo Colon and the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday.
Giving the ball to Bartolo Colon could at least help the AL West leaders limit the Cincinnati Reds’ opportunities.
Considering their success against the NL this season, back-to-back interleague games could be what the A’s need to get on track, while the Reds look to end their struggles versus the AL.
The New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds are among the latest teams to check in on the San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence, but there doesn’t appear to be a match with those teams at this point.
The Cincinnati Reds certainly felt at home at AT&T Park in the opener of this four-game series.
Now, it’ll be official.
Tim Lincecum has tweaked his delivery, altered his workload between starts, changed his diet, and even his hair, trying just about anything in recent years to rediscover his old Cy Young form.
The Cincinnati Reds will wear home uniforms and bat last, if needed, in the first game of a July 23 doubleheader at San Francisco.
Cincinnati’s right-hander celebrated his no-no against the San Francisco Giants by calling his family while listening to music Wednesday. Homer Bailey also spent time answering more than 200 text messages from former teammates and current and former major-leaguers.
After Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter and the majors’ first this season, Tony Cingrani will try to be the next to stymie the scuffling San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
Devin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.