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HERE are notes, stats, photos and video from the Reds 3-2 win over the Cubs Tuesday night.

+/- .500
Reds are 9-5 vs teams with losing record....outscoring them 63-41
Reds are 3-9 vs teams with winning record...outscored 32-41.

Got to move BP 
Brandon Phillips can't continue in the 3rd spot of the batting order.
In 16 games since the move:
.227 BA, .235 OBP, .258 SLG, .493 OPS, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 14 K in 68 plate appearances.

What to do with the batting order?
1. Hamilton
2. Votto
3. Bruce
4. Ludwick
5. Frazier
6. Phillips
7. Pena
8. Cozart
9. SP

My quest for calm and common sense from fans gains national traction and appreciation:

Down on the Farm
Skip Schumaker 0-1, K, ejection in bottom 2nd

Rain, rain, go away
I want TWIB notes on the scoreboard at GABP during rain delays!
Pick a blast from the past!

Hum along with the This Week in Baseball theme!

On this date 1988: Rose and Palone
MLB almost banned Marty and Joe

On this date: April 30, 1969
Cincinnati Reds versus Houston Astros
Crosley Field/Cincinnati, OH
"Maloney No-Hits Astros, Reds Win 10-0" boxscore
From Steven Sharp: The Reds returned home to open a six-game home stand, after losing their previous five games to close out a road trip.  Jim Maloney, who had posted the win in the game that preceded the five-game Reds losing streak, was on the mound again this evening.  The Astros came to Cincinnati having lost 14 of their last 15 games, and sat at just 4-19 at that point in the 1969 season.  The Astros were still winless in road games (0-12) in 1969.  For the two teams, this evening would belong entirely to the Reds.  
The Reds erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, capped off by a three-run triple by rightfielder Bobby Tolan.  In the bottom of the eighth inning, Jim Maloney doubled home the ninth run for the Reds and eventually came around to score the tenth run.  In scoring the tenth run, Maloney suffered a pulled groin muscle; despite the pain, Maloney remained in the game and returned to the mound in the top of the ninth inning.  
Leading 10-0, one real doubt remained.  Maloney had pitched shutout ball through 8.0 innings and had yet to yield any hits (just four walks).  In the top of the ninth inning, Maloney got second baseman Joe Morgan to fly out to centerfielder Pete Rose for the first out and induced a groundout to second base by leftfielder Jesús Alou for the second out.  With two outs, centerfielder Jimmy Wynn drew a walk.  Maloney then struck out third baseman Doug Rader for his thirteenth strikeout, the final out, and the no-hitter.  Catcher Johnny Bench helped earlier in the game defensively by picking off Wynn at first base in the top of fourth inning.  In the top of sixth inning, rookie shortstop Darrel Chaney made a spectacular one-handed, over-the-shoulder, tumbling catch of a looping pop fly to short left field off the bat of former Reds catcher Johnny Edwards.  Edwards coincidentally caught ten innings of both games in which Maloney had taken no-hitters to extra innings for the Reds in the 1965 season.  Only one of those 1965 games for Maloney is still considered an "official" no-hitter.  The 10-0 win on this night was Maloney's second career "official" MLB no-hitter.  In the case of catcher Johnny Bench, it was the only official MLB no-hitter that he ever caught.  





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Cloning a series win
ORLANDO, Florida - A late goal for Wade Megan turned out to be the game-winner despite a frantic finish as the Cincinnati Cyclones (4-2) eliminated the Orlando Solar Bears (2-4) by winning on Tuesday night 2-1 at Amway Center. The Cyclones took the series 4-2 and advance to play the Fort Wayne Komets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Cyclones will return to U.S. Bank Arena to meet the Fort Wayne Komets on Friday, May 2 at 7:30pm in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. An official promotional schedule will be announced at a later date. Single game playoff tickets and ticket packages are on sale NOW! Call 513.421.PUCK to reserve your seats! Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the season on Facebook and Twitter (@CincyCyclones).



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