The Reds have won 93g for the 11th time and for the first time since 1999 (96-67)…won 94g 9 times…at 93-61 are a season-high 32g over .500 for the third time (91-59, 92-60), their best since they were a season-high 32g over at 95-63 on 9/28/99…haven’t been more than 32g over .500 since the 1976 World Series champions finished 42g over at 102-60…Cin’s season-high 11.5-game lead through games of 9/12 was the team’s biggest since a cushion of 12.0g on 9/15/95…haven’t led the division by more than 12.0g since a lead of 13.0g on 9/14/95…their biggest lead during the 1995 division championship season was 14.5g twice, on 8/28 and 8/29.


From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight the Reds will join Rumpke Recycling & Cincinnati Bell Directory in honoring three local schools that participated in a recent “recycle challenge” to collect and recycle the most yellow pages phone books (“most” measured in terms of gross weight).  Twenty-two local schools participated in the initiative and the top three will be honored tonight and presented with donations to their school:  (3) receiving a $250 check is Covedale Schools of Cincinnati Public Schools (2) receiving a check for $500 is Roger Bacon High School and (1) receiving a check for $1,000 after collecting 6,364 lbs. of old yellow pages for recycling is Hinsdale Elementary in Edgewood, Kentucky.

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