Weekend Wrap-Up: Monday, July 8th

The Cincinnati Reds were swept at home in a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. On Friday, the Reds lost 4-3 with Spencer Steer homering for the team. Saturday’s game ended in a 5-3 loss, with Steer homering again. On Sunday, the Reds fell 5-1, with Noelvi Marte driving in the lone run for Cincinnati. The Reds (42-48, 4th NL Central) will now host the Colorado Rockies (32-58, 5th NL West) in a four-game series at Great American Ball Park, with games scheduled for Monday through Wednesday night at 7:10 PM and Thursday at 1:10 PM. Live coverage will be available on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.

MLB All-Star Game:

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz has been named a reserve for the National League in the July 16th MLB All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas. The 22-year-old De La Cruz leads MLB with 41 stolen bases and currently has 15 homers, 32 RBI, 16 doubles, and six triples. This is De La Cruz’s first All-Star Game selection. He will be joined by his manager, David Bell, who will be a coach for the NL under manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Alex Bowman won the NASCAR Cup Series race in Chicago on Sunday. It was Bowman’s eighth career victory and his first since March 2022.