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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Mike Leake had one of those nights that happen to pitchers every so often. Bad timing for this one. And now, the Cincinnati Reds face long odds against a second straight NL Central title. Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer off Leake, whose long streak of scoreless innings got shattered early, and the New York Mets beat Cincinnati 4-2 on Tuesday night, a costly setback to the Reds hopes of another division title. The Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates clinched playoff spots on Monday night, but hoped to chase down the first-place St. Louis Cardinals with closing surges. Leakes one very bad inning made that much less likely for the Reds. Cincinnati fell a daunting three games behind St. Louis, which beat Washington 2-0 on Tuesday night. If they cant catch up, they are headed for the wild card playoff game next Tuesday. "Well forget about this one," manager Dusty Baker said. "Four games to go." Leake (14-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in only 1 2-3 innings, matching the shortest start of his career. Wilfredo Tovar ended his scoreless innings streak at 21 2-3 with an RBI single, and Murphys homer gave left-hander Jon Niese (8-8) the big lead. "That happens," Leake said. "There was one pitch that blew it open for them. They just got me." Niese kept lefties Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in check again, holding them to a combined 0 for 6 with four strikeouts. Niese allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. Vic Black faced three batters in the ninth, getting his first career save on his second try. Eric Young Jr. had a single and a double, scored a run and stole his 42nd base for the Mets, who have won eight of 12. It was a stunning outing for Leake, who has been the Reds most effective starter lately. The right-hander allowed a total of two runs while winning his last three starts and getting his career-high 14th win. Will the one bad start weigh in Cincinnatis decision about its post-season pitching staff? "We arent even thinking about that yet," Baker said. "Everybodys capable of a bad start. This is the first one in a long time for him. "He didnt have his good control. He threw some balls over the heart of the plate and up." Leake gave up two singles in the first inning before escaping. Mike Baxter led off the second with a double and scored on Tovars single. The right-hander got an assist when Bruce threw Tovar out at the plate as he tried to score from second base on Nieses single to right field, but it wasnt enough. Murphys three-run homer on the 10th pitch of his at-bat made it 4-0 with two outs. When David Wright followed with a single -- the Mets eighth hit -- Baker made the change. Leake didnt look at his start as a final chance to make a bid for the post-season pitching staff. He was left off last year, but replaced the injured Johnny Cueto during Cincinnatis first-round series loss to San Francisco. "Naw, I wasnt fighting for anything," Leake said. "Theyre going to decide whatever they decide. Its not a competition for anything." Niese also got off to a rough start, giving up singles to Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips on his first two pitches of the game. He got out of that threat with the help of centre fielder Juan Lagares, who nailed Choo at the plate as he tried to score on Ryan Ludwicks single. Todd Frazier doubled in the second and came around on two groundouts. Choo tripled -- Lagares charged the ball and missed it -- and scored when Votto grounded into a double play in the fifth, cutting it to 4-2. Votto is 2 for 15 in his career against Niese with seven strikeouts. Bruce is 2 for 13 with six strikeouts. NOTES: Murphys 13 homers are a career high. ... Young has 26 steals in the second half of the season, most in the majors. ... Leake also lasted 1 2-3 innings on July 30 last season against San Diego. ... Leakes scoreless streak was the longest by a Reds starter since Tom Browning threw 23 straight scoreless innings in 1990, when the Reds won the World Series. ... Baker said the Reds havent decided how RHP Johnny Cueto fits into their post-season rotation and whether rookie Billy Hamilton will be on the playoff roster. ... The series concludes with a day game on Wednesday. RHP Mat Latos (14-6) starts for Cincinnati against RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3). . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). [url=http://www.hockeycanucksonline.com/authentic-henrik-sedin-canucks-jersey-sa... Sedin Canucks Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. [url=http://www.hockeycanucksonline.com/authentic-brandon-sutter-canucks-jersey-... Sutter Jersey . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187.At least Carl Robinson can still smile. Just a month into his time as Vancouver Whitecaps head coach, the former Wales international has had more than his fair share of issues to deal with, but throughout a period he describes as "crazy," he has showcased the level-headed and honest approach he promised when he was appointed. Days after being handed the job, Robinson had to deal with his star striker Camilo walking out on the club in dramatic and unparalleled fashion. That eventually led to an in-person meeting with the Whitecaps leading scorer in Mexico and the resultant departure of the Brazilian. Then hours after his first MLS SuperDraft, Robinsons next task was to address the fact that one of his top ten picks is under contract with another club. "Thrown in at the deep end I think is a fair thing to say," said Robinson. "Its not troublesome. Its a learning curve. Its my first job, but all the preparation I have done over the last seven years to get my qualifications has stood me in good stead for this. I didnt realize it would come this early but Ive dealt with it professionally and honestly. Im sure Ill be a better person from it and a better head coach moving forward." Theres been plenty of finger pointing throughout the Camilo saga. Was he led astray by his agent? Could the club have done more? Should MLS have taken the case to FIFA? The fact is the Brazilian just didnt want to be in Vancouver. There was no loyalty. His past talk about loving the city, the club and the fans was proven to be nonsense. If he had any interest in playing for the Caps, Camilo would likely have been sitting down with the club this week to negotiate another new contract – his second renegotiation in three years – ahead of joining the team for preseason. Instead, he chose to pull on another teams jersey and force his way out of Vancouver. "I spoke to him 24 hours after getting the job, but I do believe by then his mind had been made up," said Robinson about a situatiion he has never previously encountered in 25 years of professional football.dddddddddddd "It got into a messy situation but we needed to work out a solution. Its a significant amount of money and it will help us rebuild this club over the next year. Im looking at good players and good players cost money." The problem is, Camilos actions actually worked. He got what he wanted, and now a dangerous precedent has been set within Major League Soccer for any other players wanting to do a Camilo. Theres little doubt it will happen, unless the situation is quickly addressed by MLS headquarters. The leagues relative silence through the whole issue was disappointing. Transparency, or lack of it, has been a key theme in recent times in MLS. Commissioner Don Garber talks of the need to improve the situation, but both the Camilo saga and the handling of the Andre Lewis situation has shown there is still much work to be done. As for the Whitecaps, they will open preseason training camp with many holes still to fill in their squad. Following Camilos departure they should now have the resources available to ensure they have the players in place in plenty of time ahead of the season opener against New York Red Bulls on March 8 (live on TSN). "Over the last few weeks weve had a lot to deal with, but weve been working hard in the background," said Robinson. "Ive identified new players and hopefully over the next few days and weeks there will be a lot of players coming in. "Weve got some fantastic young players in place as well as the senior players already here so there is a very strong nucleus at the club. Were excited for the season ahead and the pieces we can bring in. There will be a number of signings coming in." The re-signing of Captain Jay DeMerit was the first piece of positive news to come out of the Caps camp in 2014, but there needs to be much more to follow to ensure Robinson is given the tools he needs to succeed in his rookie year as a head coach. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '


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