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MLB: San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 4

MLB: San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 4

CINCINNATI, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Buster Posey hit a grand slam homer during a six-run fifth Thursday, vaulting San Francisco into the NL Championship Series with a 6-4 win over Cincinnati.

MLB: San Fran. 2, Cincinnati 1 (10 inn.)

CINCINNATI, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen's 10th-inning error allowed the go-ahead run to score Tuesday and San Francisco avoided playoff elimination with a 2-1 win over Cincinnati.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Mat Latos hurled five strong innings and Cincinnati bested St. Louis 3-1 Tuesday, but the Cardinals still claimed a National League wild card berth.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 1

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen's one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth Saturday boosted the Pittsburgh Pirates over Cincinnati 2-1.

MLB: Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Homer Bailey threw the seventh no-hitter in the major leagues this year Friday in bringing Cincinnati a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1

CINCINNATI, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen's sacrifice fly broke a sixth-inning tie Wednesday and Cincinnati held on to defeat Pittsburgh 2-1.

MLB: Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 2

CINCINNATI, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI Saturday and the Cincinnati Reds powered past St. Louis 8-2.

MLB: Cincinnati 6, New York Mets 1

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce all hit home runs off R.A. Dickey Wednesday, bringing Cincinnati its fifth straight win -- 6-1 over the New York Mets.

MLB: Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4

CINCINNATI, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen tripled in the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run Saturday, providing the difference in Cincinnati's 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Cincinnati 7, San Diego 6

CINCINNATI, July 31 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips hit a solo home run in the seventh inning Tuesday put Cincinnati ahead and the Reds hung on for a 7-6 win over San Diego.

MLB: Cincinnati 9, Colorado 7

DENVER, July 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick belted two of Cincinnati's five home runs and the Reds racked up their ninth straight victory Saturday, outlasting Colorado 9-7.

MLB: Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 2

CINCINNATI, July 21 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick's two-run homer capped a decisive first inning Saturday and the Cincinnati Reds rode the early outburst to a 6-2 victory over Milwaukee.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, Milwaukee 1

CINCINNATI, July 20 (UPI) -- Solo homers from Zack Cozart, Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen Friday were enough to give the Cincinnati Reds a 3-1 victory over Milwaukee.

MLB: Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 2

CINCINNATI, July 15 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning Sunday carried the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win and a three-game sweep of St. Louis.

MLB: San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 3

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (UPI) -- Jay Bruce misplayed a fly ball in the ninth inning Sunday, allowing Buster Posey to score game-winning run in San Francisco's 4-3 triumph over Cincinnati.
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Injured St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen watches the scoreboard during a game against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. He is an eight-time Gold Glove winner and six-time All-Star.

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1993 amateur draft, Rolen reached the majors in 1996. In the next season, he was named National League Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Phillie since Dick Allen in 1964 to win the award. In 1998 he won his first of eight Gold Glove awards. Only Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson (16) and Mike Schmidt (10) have more at third base. Rolen was supposed to be one of the key pieces in the Phillies revival. However, claiming that management was not trying hard enough to win, Rolen demanded a trade. On July 29, 2002, Philadelphia traded Rolen and Doug Nickle to the St. Louis Cardinals for Plácido Polanco, Mike Timlin, and Bud Smith. Later that year, he received an eight-year deal worth $90 million.

Rolen's 2004 season was arguably one of his best to that point. For much of the season, he led the National League in RBIs, often ranked among the league leaders in most offensive statistics, and had the highest vote total of any player for the All-Star Game. Despite being injured for the last stretch of the season, he finished the year with a career-high .314 batting average, 34 home runs, and 124 RBIs. He finished fourth in the National League MVP voting. Rolen, along with Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds earned the nickname "MV3" for their phenomenal 2004 seasons. The 2004 Cardinals won the National League Central Division with 105 wins. Rolen's two-run home run in the 6th inning of game 7 of the NLCS won the National League pennant for St. Louis by defeating the Astros in 7 games. However, the Boston Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win the 2004 World Series.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Scott Rolen."
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