MLB FRIDAY PREVIEWS
July 13, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Heated rivals fighting for second place in the NL Central meet Friday when St. Louis opens a weekend series in Cincinnati. The Reds (47-38) and Cardinals (46-40), who are chasing the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates (48-37), have a history of bad blood that resurfaced heading into the All-Star Game.
Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker suggested former St. Louis skipper Tony La Russa did not pick two Reds for the NL roster because they were involved in a brawl with the Cardinals two years ago. While Reds All-Star Joey Votto said “we have to learn to turn the page,” this feud that could boil over at any moment. The Cardinals have won four of five, while the Reds have won three straight. Cincinnati is opening a 10-game homestand.
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