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    February 15, 2019 1:43 AM GMT

    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Things had gotten so bad for Cincinnatis offence that the Reds couldnt even remember the last time anything amounted to a rally. Mark Andrews Ravens Jersey . Finally, they got a reference point. Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs Monday night, leading the Reds out of their offensive slump to an 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a game shortened to six innings because of rain. Frazier had an RBI single and a three-run homer off left-hander Mike Kickham (0-3), who has been hit hard in each of his three major league starts. Derrick Robinson drove in a pair of runs with a single, and Zack Cozart added a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring double as the Reds piled up their most runs since a 12-2 win at Wrigley Field on June 11. "We havent had a big inning in a while," Frazier said. "We were talking with (manager Dusty Baker) about that the other day. We had a little meeting. We were like, When was the last time we had a big inning? To have one was pretty nice." Bronson Arroyo (7-6) gave up a pair of hits in six innings, including Brandon Belts homer. He got credit for his 14th complete game and his first of the season. "Ill take it," Arroyo said. "It might be the only complete game I get all year. On the back of my baseball card 20 years from now, nobody will know the difference." Rain halted the game after the sixth. The umpires waited 1 hour, 28 minutes through a steady downpour before calling it. By then, water was cascading down the dugout steps and flooding the tunnels as well as the field. "You want to play but with what were looking at -- its coming down harder, its flooding in there -- at some point weve got to draw the line," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You want to play the game, but its pretty bad out there. The fields in bad shape." It was the first game shortened by rain at Great American Ball Park since Cincinnatis 4-2 win over the Cubs in five innings on Sept. 22, 2006. The Reds had a game suspended overnight because of rain earlier this season. The Giants returned to the place where they pulled off one of baseballs biggest playoff comebacks. After falling behind Cincinnati 0-2 in their NL division series last season, they won three straight at Great American to advance and eventually win the World Series. Bochy got a good feeling as he walked into the ballpark on Monday, remembering those moments. His club hasnt had many good ones lately, going 10-17 in June, its worst month since July 2008. That included a six-game losing streak that was San Franciscos longest in three years. July hasnt started any better for the defending champions, who have lost nine of their last 11 games. Theyve scored two runs or less in eight of those 11. The Reds, too, were struggling to score runs and win games. They went 2-6 on a trip out West, getting shut out twice while falling 5 1/2 games out in the NL Central, their biggest deficit in two years. No such problems this time. "You just dont know why," Baker said. "We were more aggressive. We didnt get deep into the count. We were attacking pitches early early. Everybody got into the act. We got a couple of cheap hits. We got a couple of line drives. Then we got the big three-run homer." The Reds scored four times in the second inning off Kickham, more runs than they managed in four of their last five games. The 24-year-old pitcher has gotten a rough introduction to the majors, making his first three starts on the road and losing all of them. Hes given up 21 hits and 16 earned runs in 10 1-3 innings. Jake Dunning had just started warming in the Giants bullpen when Frazier hit a three-run homer in the third on Kickhams 56th pitch. It was the fourth homer Kickham has given up in his three starts. That was the first time the Reds had scored more than five runs at Great American since an 8-2 win over Cleveland on May 28. NOTES: Kickham doubled in the second inning for his first major league hit. ... Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong played catch before the game. He broke bones in his hand on a swing May 20 and needed surgery. Hes still several weeks away from returning. ... Belts homer was his ninth, tying his career high from his rookie season of 2011. ... Buster Posey was back behind the plate after playing two games at 1B to rest his tight legs. He left with rain falling in the sixth. ... Arroyo was coming off his worst start, a season-high seven runs in a season-low four innings of a 7-3 loss in Oakland. Anthony Averett Ravens Jersey . GQ Lundqvist quite well.Three rounds, and nearly two months later, will the Kings have the strength to reach the summit of the Empire State to claim the cup?Truer words have never been spoken. Lamar Jackson Ravens Jersey . -- Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford made it through a third straight practice without any setbacks and expects to play in Oaklands regular-season finale against San Diego.TORONTO - While England seems destined for "massive change" in the wake of its failed World Cup campaign, Jermain Defoe says he can still contribute goals to the national cause. "Ill never turn my back on my country," the Toronto FC striker told reporters after training Wednesday. "Like I mentioned before I still feel like Ive got a lot to offer. If I didnt feel that way, Id say theres no point because youre not doing anyone any favours if youre sort of like being selfish (and) you havent got much to offer. "But I still feel strong, I feel sharp. So hopefully at some point Ill get called up (again). How I feel at the minute, Im still ready to play and score goals for my country." The 31-year-old Defoe, who has 19 goals in 55 appearances for his country, was named to Englands 30-man World Cup roster but did not make the final 23. At the time, he said he was devastated by the snub. England (0-2-1) finished last in Group D behind Costa Rica, Uruguay and Italy, managing to score just two goals. "Spain are out, Italy are out," Defoe said. "Some big nations are out but obviously it would have been nice to see (England) progress to the later stage of the tournament. But it wasnt meant to be. A lot of young players, they still have opportunities again to play in tournaments and Im sure theyll do well. But this year it wasnt meant to be. It was a tough group." England captain Steven Gerrard and vice-captain Frank Lampard have said they will take some time to ponder their international future. Veteran fullback Ashley Cole opted to retire prior to the tournament. Veteran midfielder Michael Carrick was also left out of the England squad. "I think its a change," Defoe said, "because obviously theres so many young players coming through — good young players. Obviously theyre inexperienced but theyll get experience with games and I suppose thats what the manager wanted to do when he left me out, Michael Carrick, Ashley Cole, hhe wanted to go with the younger players. John Brown Jersey. . "Hopefully theyll do well but its going to be a massive change ... but well see what happens." Meanwhile, Defoe said he did not take offence at former manager Harry Redknapp saying some of his England players at Spurs had tried to shirk national team duty. Current England manager Roy Hodgson and Gerrard both said Defoe should not be tarred with that brush. "Its difficult for me (to react) because Im not one those players," said Defoe. "Ive never missed a squad and obviously I dont know who those players are. At the end of the day, when youre playing for your country, its the greatest honour ... I always turned out for my country, even if I was half fit." Gerrard urged Redknapp to name names but the veteran manager, who now runs Queens Park Rangers, said it would not be fair to the players in question. Defoe was one of a dozen England players at Tottenham during Redknapps tenure. Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen, a former New Zealand international who played under Redknapp, said he thought the comments might have been taken somewhat out of context. Nelsen, who captained the All Whites, said he would be outraged if anyone suggested he didnt love playing for his country. But he said theres give and take when it comes to club versus country, acknowledging he had asked not to be picked for some friendlies when they were largely commercial ventures on the other side of the globe and they bumped heads with major club clashes. While he had hoped to be playing in Brazil, Defoe welcomed the MLS break during the group stage of the World Cup. Toronto gave its players eight days off following the 1-0 win over San Jose on June 7. Still he admitted to having "itchy feet," wanting to get back to playing. Toronto (6-4-1) returns to action Friday in New York against the Red Bulls (4-5-6). Nelsens only injury concerns are winger Daniel Lovitz (concussion) and Brazilian striker Gilberto (hip flexor). Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '