Joey Votto

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Adrian Gonzalez #23,  Enrique Hernandez #14, and Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pretend to take a selfie at home plate as they celebrate Gonzalez's three-run home run against pitcher John Lamb #47 of the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium August 14, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gonzalez’ 3-Run Blast Lifts Dodgers Over Reds

Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to highlight a four-run fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 Friday night.


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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.


Los Angeles Dodgers v Cincinnati Reds

Johnny Cueto Dominates, Blanks Dodgers 5-0

Johnny Cueto matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in six innings, and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce — the missing core of Cincinnati’s batting order much of the season — each drove in runs Wednesday night, leading the Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.


PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 1, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 8-2.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: First Base

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at first base for your fantasy baseball draft.


CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 4: Chris Heisey #28 of the Cincinnati Reds watches his two-run homer in the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Great American Ball Park on April 4, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 5-4. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reds Hit 3 Homers For 5-4 Win Over Angels

Joey Votto? One single in 10 at-bats. Jay Bruce? One double in 13 at-bats with seven strikeouts. Cincinnati’s top run producers barely got the bat on the ball, yet the Reds managed to win the major leagues’ first interleague series to open a season. Credit those other guys who don’t normally do the heavy lifting.


Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with Shin-Soo Choo #17 after Choo scored the winning run in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Great American Ball Park on April 3, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 5-4. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Angels’ Hitters Struggle, Reds Rally For 5-4 Win

Two games in, and the Angels haven’t gotten much from the formidable middle of their order.


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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Could Become Face Of Franchise

Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.


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Dodgers Return Home With Loss To Reds

Bronson Arroyo outpitched Hiroki Kuroda for the second time in 11 days and singled home the go-ahead run for the Cincinnati Reds, who got homers from Joey Votto and Chris Heisey in a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.