Fireworks. That’s what any logical thinking person might have anticipated Friday at Great American Ball Park when the Marlins showed up to face the Reds. The two teams with the most porous starting pitching staffs in the N.L. Two teams each boasting THREE sluggers with at least 20 home runs. A bandbox of a ballpark. The ingredients were all there. In the end, the only fireworks were the real ones, and even those weren’t detonated due to a midnight curfew law. The Marlins closed out their 3-1 win over Cincinnati at 11:54 p.m. For just the fourth time this season at Great American, both teams failed to homer. “My focus is to keep the ball down because in this park the ball flies, so you’ve got
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates continued their pushes for wildcards in MLB with important wins. As the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are running away with their respective divisions, the second-placed teams
Vince Carter is on hand as the Daytona Tortugas, minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, honor Craig Sager, and he tosses a strike to open the game.