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Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez, left, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run with teammate Mike Moustakas, right, in the sixth inning during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Eugenio Suárez homers, surging Reds beat Brewers 6-3

Sep. 21, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds aren't wilting in their first exposure to September playoff pressure in many years. Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run homer, Luis Castillo won his fourth straight start, and streaking Cincinnati moved above .500 for the first time since opening day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber smiles walking to the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LEADING OFF: Yankees' Cole, Reds' Gray take the mound

Sep. 21, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HE'S BACK Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. He...

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez, left, congratulates Joey Votto, who hit a solo home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reds, Brewers and Cardinals charging hard in NL Central

Sep. 21, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

All the Cincinnati Reds needed was one extended winning streak to turn a disappointing season into a possible playoff berth. Cincinnati had high hopes after spending big in the offseason, but the Reds showed little sign of improvement until they ran off six straight victories recently. Now they're at .500 and in...

San Diego Padres shortstop Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

Sep. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field...

Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino reacts after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reds cash in on White Sox control woes for 7-3 victory

Sep. 20, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a two-run single as Cincinnati scored five times in the fourth inning on just one hit, and the Reds took advantage of wild Chicago White Sox pitching for a 7-3 win Sunday. Aristides Aquino hit a two-run homer as the surging Reds stayed in contention for a playoff spot,...

Chicago White Sox's Yasmani Grandal reacts after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Tim Anderson homers twice, White Sox overpower Reds 5-0

Sep. 19, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two of Chicago's five solo homers, and the White Sox — already guaranteed a playoff spot — took another step toward the AL Central title by overpowering the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Saturday night. Chicago has won eight of its last 10 games, securing at least...

Cincinnati tight end Josh Whyle, left, grabs a pass over Austin Peay defensive back Kam Ruffin during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati beat Austin Peay 55-20. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

No. 13 Cincinnati rolls past Austin Peay 55-20 in opener

Sep. 19, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 13 Cincinnati had to wait a while to kick off its season. Once it got started, the Bearcats found their stride in a hurry. Gerrid Doaks scored four touchdowns, including a career-high three rushing TDs, and Cincinnati beat Austin Peay 55-20 on Saturday in the Bearcats' season opener....

FILE- In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, shakes hands with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta.  The= Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Carroll and Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Top-flight Seahawks await Cam Newton, Patriots in Week 2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams were more impressive than Seattle as the NFL season began. Baltimore, Kansas City and Green Bay — all...

Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos, left, and Tucker Barnhart celebrates Barnhart's solo home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Winker homers, Reds beat White Sox 7-1 for 6th in a row

Sep. 18, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds hitter in the deepest slump kept their winning streak going. Jesse Winker hit a three-run homer — one of four off White Sox starter Jonathan Stiever — and Cincinnati extended its surge into playoff contention with a 7-1 win Friday night for its season-high sixth...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after running back Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. The Browns won 35-30. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns showcase offense's huge potential in bounce-back win

Sep. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The chant seemed to come out of nowhere and quickly grew louder during a replay review to see if the Browns had indeed scored on a gorgeous, play-action touchdown pass. “O-B-J, O-B-J,” yelled many of the 6,000 fans, acknowledging Odell Beckham Jr.'s 43-yard scoring reception...