Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Watch this date 1990: Wire-to-wire begins for the Reds

April 9, 1990

Reds 8 Astros 4 (11 innings)

Mariano Duncan homered to start the scoring for the Reds.

Barry Larkin's based-loaded triple proved to be the game-winner in the 11th.

The Nasty Boys show early signs of dominance to come. They combined for six innings of shutout baseball with 10 K's.

Due to a 32-day lockout that wipe out much of spring training, the season got started late and with the Reds on the road.

The Reds were coming off the chaos and disappointment of a 1989 season (75-87) that included MLB's suspension of Pete Rose.

Lou Piniella's team bolted from the gate with nine straight wins to begin the season.

The Reds started 9-0, 18-5 and 30-12. They were basically a .500 team the rest of the way (61-59). They were 41-42 in the second half of the season.

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