Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year’s experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
Ryan Ludwick hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Although the Cincinnati Reds are running away with the NL Central, there are some growing concerns for Dusty Baker’s club. Their offense is suddenly sputtering, and ace Johnny Cueto seems like he’s hit a wall.
Tim Stauffer pitched six innings and four relievers completed a six-hitter to help the San Diego Padres beat the travel-weary Florida Marlins 4-0 on Tuesday night.