Reds 3 Mets 2, 10 innings
Outcomes: Reds win, Pirates win, Nats lose, Cards win
Reds clinch playoff spot....1st back-to-back playoff appearances since 1975-76.
Pirates clinch playoff spot for 1st time since 1992.
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 23: Devin Mesoraco #39 is congratulated by Jay Bruce #32 and Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds after scoring the winning run during the 10th inning against the New York Mets at Great American Ball Park on September 23, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated New York 3-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Cards 92-65 ---- (Clinched playoff spot)
Pirates 90-67 2 (Clinched playoff spot)
Reds 90-67 2 (Clinched playoff spot)
Nationals 84-73 Eliminated from contention
Current playoff outlook
Games remaining: Reds 5, Cards 5, Pirates 5
Season series: Pirates/Reds 8-8, with 3 games remaining.
Head to head record would decide home field in event of a tie for Wild Card.
Reds: H Mets 2, H Pirates 3
Pirates: @Cubs 2, A Reds 3
Cards: H Nationals 2, H Cubs 3
*It was not pretty, but it was a win.
*15 runners LOB, 3 for 13 w/RISP.
*90th win of year (90-67).
*First back to back 90+ wins season since 1978-79.
*Shin-Soo Choo delivered game winning single, over the head of drawn in outfield (3rd hit of night) in bottom 11th to score Devin Mesoraco with game winning.
*Mesoraco had singled and Robinson then singled, sending Mez to 3rd.
*Frustrating B9th: Choo double, swiped 3rd with no outs: Phillips popped up, Votto IBB, Ludwick popped up, Bruce IBB, Frazier flied out.
*After stranding 10 baserunners Monday, Ryan Ludwick has now driven in just 10 of 109 baserunners this year.
*Reds scored 2 in second: Choo singled in Frazier, Votto walked in Hanigan with bases loaded.
*Votto 5 walks.
*Johnny Cueto: 7 IN, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 99 pitches/60 strikes...nice.
*Cueto 2 starts off DL: 12 IN, 8 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 10 K.
*Aaron Harang: 6 IN, 5 H, 6 BB....only 2 runs?
*4 Reds relievers delivered 3 shutout innings.
*Sean Marshall got a HUGE DP to get out of Sam LeCure's 2 on, 1-out jam in 8th.
*Aroldis Chapman scoreless 9th, 3 Ks.
*Manny Parra picked up the win.
*Billy The Kid PR in 8th and swiped 13th base in 13 tries.
*Hanigan 2 hits
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 23: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the first inning of the game against the New York Mets at Great American Ball Park on September 23, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Bruce-Phillips quite a combo
Bruce and Phillips make up the eighth combo of a right fielder and a second baseman to each have at least 102 RBIs.
Sheldon: Cingrani's back feels good after bullpen session
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