Reds Destroy Giants

The Cincinnati Reds easily beat the San Francisco Giants 9 to 0. The Reds have a 2-0 series lead. Reds LF Ryan Ludwick started the scoring with a home run. Then, the Reds put on a hitting clinic as every staring Red had a hit and Bronson Arroyo pitched 7 scoreless innings allowing one hit. Cincinnati can clinch with a win Tuesday at Great American Ballpark. Game 3 begins at 5:30 p.m, tomorrow on TBS.

(Eric Risberg/ Associated Press ) - Cincinnati Reds’ Ryan Ludwick hits a solo home run in the second inning during Game 2 of the National League division baseball series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Other Scores:

Nationals 3 Cardinals 2  Series 1-0

Yankees 7 Orioles 2 Series 1-0

Tigers 5 A’s 4 Series 2-0

 

Magic Number Now 5

The Cincinnati Reds massacred the Miami Marlins 5-4 in 11 innings. Meanwhile, the Cardinals lost Sunday, meaning the Reds Magic Number is down to 5. Magic Number= Reds Wins+Cardinals Losses=5.

By winning Sunday, the Reds avoided the sweep. It also was a winning day for Cincinnati as the Bengals and the Reds won on the same day.

NL Central Standings as of 9/16

Cincinnati 88 59 .599
St. Louis 77 70 .524 11.0
Milwaukee 74 72 .507 13.5
Pittsburgh 73 72 .503 14.0
Chi Cubs 58 88 .397 29.5
Houston 48 99 .327 40.0