Cincinnati Reds (55-77)

Tue. 9/1 Wed. 9/2 Fri. 9/4 Sat. 9/5 Sat. 9/5
@ ChC
L 4-5
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@ ChC
W 7-4
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vs. Mil
vs. Mil
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT
vs. Mil
3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT

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(AP) -- Because the award hasn't been given to a player on a last-place team in 28 years, Joey Votto might not be given enough serious consideration to win the NL MVP.

Nevertheless, Votto looks to continue arguably MLB's best second-half performance Saturday when the Cincinnati Reds try to deny the visiting Milwaukee Brewers a fifth straight win in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Votto, a four-time All-Star, probably won't be the first player from a bottom-feeding club to win the NL MVP since Chicago's Andre Dawson in 1987. Washington's Bryce Harper and Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt are among the top candidates.

AVG: J. Votto.316
HR: T. Frazier30
RBI: T. Frazier77
SB: B. Hamilton54
W: A. DeSclafani7
ERA: A. DeSclafani3.87
Saves: A. Chapman27
K: A. DeSclafani121
NL Central
St. Louis 8647.647-
Pittsburgh 7953.5986.5
Chi Cubs 7657.57110
Milwaukee 5875.43628
Cincinnati 5577.41730.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (22)
Runs: 529 (24)
Hits: 1135 (17)
Home Runs: 141 (9)
Stolen Bases: 120 (1)
OBP: .314 (17)
SLG: .399 (16)
Total Bases: 1815 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.17 (22)
Runs Allowed: 589 (21)
Saves: 28 (27)
Strikeouts: 991 (17)
OpBA: .252 (16)
OBP: .323 (23)
SLG: .409 (18)
Run Support: 4.01 (24)
Date Player Transactions
9/4 M. Parra Removed From 15-Day DL (Biceps tendinitis, left shoulder)
9/1 D. Axelrod Outrighted to Minors
9/1 R. Cabrera Purchased From Minors
9/1 C. Contreras Called Up from Minors
8/31 B. Boesch Placed on 15-Day DL (Right ankle contusion)
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Date Player Status
8/23 B. Boesch Right ankle contusion (on 15-day DL)
8/19 B. Hamilton Jammed right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
8/19 M. Parra Biceps tendinitis, left shoulder (on 15-day DL)
7/27 N. Adcock Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
7/20 M. Parra off 15-day DL
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