Reds 5, Angels 3
Solid starting pitching. Good defense. A little timely hitting. Manufactured runs. And strong relief pitching. This is how the Reds expected to win all year.
It hasn't happened much until lately. David Ross squeezed in the third run and Ken Griffey Jr. got in the fourth with a sac fly Tuesday.
"We made everything count," Jerry Narron said.
They had to -- they struck out 16 times in eight innings. But let's not dwell on the negative. The Reds have won four of five and are 8 1/2 back in the NL Central.
Ross had the line of the night about the squeeze: "It was hardest ball I've hit all week."
Gags come easier when you win.
The trade for Chris Denorfia was completed. The Reds get 24-year-old left-hander Ben Jukich from the A's. He was 3-4 with 5.40 ERA at Single-A Stockton. They also got Marcus McBeth in the deal.