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The Columbus to Cleveland shuttle continues for Huff and Todd

 

The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Jess Todd from Triple-A Columbus. The move was made before Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

David Huff is back pitching in Columbus (file)

The Indians have optioned lefty David Huff back to the Clippers.

This is Todd’s second stint with Cleveland in 2010. He made five appearances from July 19-29, allowing five runs in six innings. He went 4-2 with four saves and a 3.48 ERA in 40 games for Columbus.

Huff has made 15 starts for the Indians, going 2-11 with a 6.21 ERA.

compiled from Cleveland Indians news

Game 1 to St. Louis as Mike Leake gets rocked in fourth inning

Skip Schumaker belted his first grand slam during St. Louis’ biggest inning of the year Monday night that gave Chris Carpenter his ninth straight win over the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3.

The Cardinals are 1 game behind the Reds in second place in the NL Central Division.

Skip Schumaker St. Louis (MLB)

St. Louis sent 12 batters to the plate for seven runs in the fourth inning, giving rookie Mike Leake (7-4)  a nightmare as he suffered one of his worst pitching performances of the season. Schumaker’s grand slam, made it 6-o. He has only 19 major league homers.

Chris Carpenter (13-3) has beaten the Reds in every start since 2006. He allowed five hits and a pair of runs in the seventh inning.

A crowd of 36,353 was all fired up for one of the biggest series in Great American Ball Park’s eight-year history. The Cincinnati Reds haven’t been in first place this late in a season since 1999 when they were still playing in Cinergy Field. They haven’t been to the playoffs since 1995; haven’t won a world championship since 1990 and haven’t had a winning season since 2000. So in this 2010 season, the Reds are trying end at least two of those streaks, getting to the playoffs and having a winning record.

compiled from staff, Cincinnati Reds news

Reds trade Dickerson to Milwaukee for ex-Cardinal Jim Edmonds

The NL Central Division leading Cincinnati Reds added Jim Edmonds from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for talented but often-injured outfielder Chris Dickerson on Monday. The moves strengthens the bench and outfield for the stretch run.

The deal gives the Reds another proven, veteran outfielder to go with Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix as the battle St. Louis for a playoff spot. Cincinnati has not been to the playoffs since 1995. The Reds lead the Cardinals by one game with two games left in their showdown currently going on in Cincinnati.

Edmonds was in the starting lineup in center field, batting fifth against Chris Carpenter on Monday night, going 0-4 in a 7-3 Reds loss. Edmonds played for the Cardinals from 2000-2007. He has also played for Anaheim and the Cubs.

The 40-year-old will play at least twice a week for the Reds, according to manager Dusty Baker.

Jim Edmonds now a Red (MiLB)

To get Edmonds on the roster, the Reds optioned lefty Travis Wood to Triple-A Louisville. The rookie is having a nice season but he was going to miss his next turn in the rotation next week because of two off days for the Reds. He will make a start in the minors and the team will bring him back.

Edmonds was batting .286 with eight homers and 20 RBI’s in 73 games for Milwaukee.

compiled from Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers and MLB news

Reds sweep Cubs with 11-4 win; two game lead on invading St. Louis

Staff writer Dan Hock also contributed to this story

The Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs Sunday in Wrigley Field by scoring early on their way to an 11-4 drubbing before a crowd of 39,016.

The sweep by the Reds was their first since June 21-23, against the Oakland Athletics.

The Reds, now 64-48 are a season-high 16 games over .500. The team is hot. They’ve won 11 of their past 13 series. The have a current winning streak of four heading into Big Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati.

Jay Bruce led Reds with three hits (MLB)

The Reds are really good. They won yesterday while resting both Scott Rolen and Brandon Phillips.

Jay Bruce went 3 for 4 with two RBI’s; Joey Votto went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer his 28th of the season.

Travis Wood pitched well until getting tired in the seventh inning. He went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits. He walked two, struck out three. Wood didn’t allow any hits until the sixth.

GAME NOTES

* The Reds and Cubs will finish their divisional rivalry with a three-game series in Cincinnati August 27th-29th.

* The Reds will win the season series from the Cubs for the first time since 2005. The Reds lead the Cubs 10 wins to 3 with three games left.

* Mike Leake and Travis Wood of the Reds each made their major league debut this year against the Chicago Cubs. Leake pitched a no-decision game in his first ML start on April 9th and Wood started back in early July at Chicago and was involved in a no decision start in a game the Reds won 3-2 in 10 innings.

* Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman is a third generation major leaguer. His grand father was Joe Coleman, Sr. and his father was major league pitcher Joe Coleman, Jr.

Joe Sr, pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics before World War II called him to service.

Joe Jr, pitched for the Washington Senators, Detroit, Chicago Cubs, Oakland, Toronto, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

Rays almost get no-hit again; Blue Jays Morrow K’s 17 allows 1 hit

Brandon Morrow of the Toronto Blue Jays almost tossed a no-hitter. But he settled for his first shutout, first complete game and struck out a career-high 17 batters in a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Morrow allowed a single by Evan Longoria with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon and settled for a 1-hitter.

Brandon Morrow Toronto (MLB)

Vernon Wells drove in the only run of the game before having to leave because of a dislocated toe suffered when he made a leaping catch against wall in the sixth inning to keep Morrow’s no-hit bid allive at that point.

compiled from Toronto Blue Jays and MLB news

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