Finnegan, Reds too much for Padres

Eugenio Suarez tied his career-high with four RBIs and Brandon Finnegan allowed four hits over six scoreless innings Friday as the Reds defeated the Padres. Matt Kemp had two hits and a walk for the Padres, who saw their streak of 25 games with a home run end.

Bruce wants conclusion to trade speculation

This is "hugwatch" No. 3 for Jay Bruce. The Reds right fielder went through the ringer before last year's Trade Deadline and was nearly moved. He was almost traded before Spring Training in February. Now it's happening all over again as the final weekend before Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver Trade Deadline. On Friday, Bruce was expecting to be moved. He is resigned to move on, and is ready to get it over with.

Puig pinch-hits after missing five games

Yasiel Puig's status remains murky after another missed start Friday, more than a week since he last appeared in a game for the Dodgers. The outfielder has been out since leaving a game on July 21 with hamstring tightness, effectively leaving Los Angeles with a short roster for eight days.

Walk-off in the park: Mauer, Twins win in 12

Ricky Nolasco of the Twins and Jose Quintana of the White Sox started a pitcher's duel that lasted deep into the Minnesota night that ended when pinch-hitter Joe Mauer drew a bases-loaded walk in the 12th inning to give the Twins a 2-1 walk-off victory over the White Sox on Friday night at Target Field.