The Cincinnati Reds have used the nine-game losing streak of the Houston Astros as a springboard to tie them for fourth place in the National League's God-awful Central Division. The Reds have won seven of their last 10 to distance themselves from the cellar, which is being occupied by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ramon Hernandez went 2-for-5 in his first appearance in the lineup since sidelined in mid-July with a knee injury. The Reds have been in fifth place or the cellar since the All-Star break. If they could win the final 11 games of the season, the Reds could snap an eight-year losing streak. They are currently 70-81. Injuries have plagued Cincinnati the entire year, leaving fans and sportswriters to ponder what could have been. As has been the case for the last half of the season, at lea ...
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Article written by Cliff Eastham