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McCoy: Reds complete sweep of Pirates, move into second in NL Central

For the Cincinnati Reds, it was hold-their-breath all night Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And when they were finally able to exhale they owned a 1-0 victory as The Big Red Express continues to stay on track. → Read More

Ask Hal: How much does unusual season have to do with Reds' struggles?

Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy knows a thing or two about our nation’s pastime. Tap into that knowledge by sending an email to halmccoy1@hotmail.com. → Read More

McCoy: Offense, bullpen key as Reds take series from Cardinals

On a day when the starting pitchers on both sides were on Struggle Street, the Cincinnati Reds took advantage and the St. Louis Cardinals didn’t. → Read More

McCoy: Cubs rally from early deficit, hang ‘disappointing’ loss on Reds

They waited an hour and 15 minutes through a rain delay before Thursday night’s game in the soggy confines of Wrigley Field began. → Read More

McCoy: Reds blanked by first-place Cubs

“We know we’re better than this. We Just can’t prove it.” — Tony Gwynn. → Read More

Ask Hal: Is Reds manager David Bell on the hot seat?

Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy knows a thing or two about our nation’s pastime. Tap into that knowledge by sending an email to halmccoy1@hotmail.com. → Read More

McCoy: Devastating walk-off loss leaves Reds’ playoff hopes slipping away

The Cincinnati Reds continue to sometimes thrive and sometimes survive on the long ball. It’s home run or nothing. → Read More

McCoy: Remembering ‘Tom Terrific’ and his impeccable baseball legacy

Tom Seaver was one of a kind. And his managers always wished they had five just like him, a rotation of Seaver, Seaver, Seaver, Seaver and Seaver. → Read More

McCoy: Resurgent Votto clutch for Cincinnati

The resurgence of Joey Votto reached a crescendo Wednesday night in Great American Ball Park. → Read More

McCoy: Gray, Reds pummelled by Cardinals

This probably was the night they can hang a wreath on the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse door. And put a vase of sympathy flowers with it. → Read More

McCoy: Reds make strong statement with moves at trade deadline

The Cincinnati Reds made a strong and stern statement just minutes before Monday’s 4 o’clock trade deadline: They are in it to win it, despite their 15-and-19 record with only 26 games remaining in this shortened baseball season. → Read More

McCoy: Offense comes alive to power Reds to doubleheader sweep

Sonny Gray did what Sonny Gray does in Game One of the first doubleheader ever played in Milwaukee’s Miller Park on Thursday. → Read More

McCoy: Frustration mounts as struggling Reds drop fourth straight

For those who believe they’ve seen everything in baseball, well, you haven’t been watching the Cincinnati Reds this season. → Read More

McCoy: Brewers get to Bauer, Reds’ offensive woes continue

If there was one thing the Cincinnati Reds were completely confident about, it was that Trevor Bauer would be their stopper Monday night in Miller Park. → Read More

McCoy: Reds offense listless as Cardinals take four-game series

The St. Louis Cardinals spent Sunday afternoon in Busch Stadium challenging their city’s littering laws. → Read More

McCoy: Iglesias can’t close the deal as Reds suffer walk-off loss to Cardinals

Once again the Cincinnati Reds snatched defeat from the jaws of victory Thursday night via a meltdown by closer Raisel Iglesias. → Read More

McCoy: Bauer’s one-hit gem preserves doubleheader split for Reds

They can take away Trevor Bauer’s shoes, but they can’t take away his fastball and breaking pitches. → Read More

McCoy: Reds overcome ‘sloppy’ play to beat Royals

Cincinnati Reds top Kansas City Royals in extra innings → Read More

McCoy: Bullpen woes continue as Reds fall to Brewers

Gray threw 92 pitches through five innings and had a 2-1 lead. Bell permitted him to try to stay the course. Gray gave up three hits and a run in the sixth before he was pulled with the game tied at 2. Then came Michael Lorenzen and the rest of the ‘Firestarters.’ Lorenzen (16.88 ERA) and Cody Reed (10.80 ERA) were downright awful during what turned into a six-run inning. Lorenzen has given up… → Read More

McCoy: Reds scoreless streak reaches 23 innings in embarassing loss to Indians

The last time the Reds scored a run was Tuesday night, three games ago, on a fourth-inning home run by Eugenio Suarez off Shane Bieber, but the Reds lost that one, too. “No question we have to score runs and play better ... and we will,” said manager David Bell. “It is not easy when things are not going your way. And that’s the time to remain tough and determined and it pays off.” Asked if a… → Read More