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CHICAGO -- The Cincinnati Reds are banking on big things from Cody Reed and theyre willing to wait out a rough start to his career.Reed struggled through four innings and the Reds lost for the 11th time in 13 games, falling 10-4 to the Chicago Cubs on Monday.The Reds fired pitching coach Mark Riggins in an effort to shake up a staff with the majors worst ERA, then continued their slide.Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez hit back-to-back home runs for Cincinnati in the seventh inning. But the Reds committed two errors and Reed (0-3) struggled again on the mound.The left-hander gave up eight runs -- four earned -- and five hits in four innings after getting pounded at home by the Cubs last week. He also walked three and hit two batters with pitches as his ERA remained 9.00 after four career starts.I dont think its mechanical, Reed said. I just think its probably between the ears a little bit. Im frustrated with myself, but you cant stay frustrated. Youve got to put stuff like this behind you. Ive had four bad starts and I just have to think the fifth will be better.Cubs slugger Kris Bryant hit his NL-best 24th home run before leaving with a bruised leg. Willson Contreras and Addison Russell also went deep for Chicago.Playing the NL Centrals last-place team was just what the major league-leading Cubs needed after getting outscored 32-11 in a four-game sweep by the Mets in New York.The power of 24 hours, manager Joe Maddon said. We had a tough stay in New York City.It looked a whole lot easier against a Reds team that could challenge the franchise record of 101 losses.Bryant hit a two-run shot in the second inning and scored three times before exiting with a bruised lower left leg in the fifth. He was hurt making a catch in left field when center fielder Albert Almora Jr. ran into him.Matt Szczur batted for Bryant in the bottom of the fifth. Bryant would have stayed in had the game been closer and should be fine for Tuesday, Maddon said.Almora said he didnt hear Bryant calling for the ball and took responsibility for the collision.I came in after the game and I tried to find him, Almora said. Hes doing all right. I gave him like 15,000 hugs.Contreras capped a three-run second with a solo drive off Reed that made it 6-0. Russell drove in three runs and scored two.Kyle Hendricks (7-6) gave up an unearned run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Cubs started a four-game homestand on a winning note after going 4-7 on their longest trip of the season.GOING DEEPThe Cubs, who swept three games in Cincinnati last week, scored three runs in each of the first two innings.Bryants towering drive to center in the second left him two homers shy of his total last season on the way to winning the NL Rookie of the Year award. He connected after going deep six times during the 11-game trip.Contreras homer to left was his fifth since being called up from Triple-A on June 17.IN ORDERChicago OF Jason Heyward responded with a solid day at the plate after being dropped from second to sixth in the batting order. He had a two-run double and finished with two hits.TRAINERS ROOMReds: Manager Bryan Price said he hopes to have RHP Jumbo Diaz (sore right ankle) available on Tuesday. The swellings out and its still tender to the touch, Price said before the game. I dont really need him today.Cubs: OF Dexter Fowler (strained right hamstring) said he is feeling better but is not sure if he will return before the All-Star break. He was eligible to come off the disabled list Monday. Maddon did not rule out the possibility that Fowlers first game back could be the All-Star Game.UP NEXTRHP John Lackey (7-4, 3.27 ERA) looks to get back to winning for Chicago, while Reds LHP Brandon Finnegan (3-7, 4.48) tries to bounce back from the shortest start of his career. Lackey is 0-2 in his past four starts, though he pitched into the seventh in a no-decision against the Mets last week. Finnegan gave up eight runs in 2 1/3 innings against Washington. Adidas Nmd r1 Primeknit Shoes . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Adidas Nmd R1 Primeknit .ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. . 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TORONTO -- In back-to-back postseasons, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion hit the two biggest home runs Blue Jays fans had seen in a generation.But after making baseball history in Toronto, both might be about to become history in Toronto.One year after a six-game AL Championship Series loss to eventual champion Kansas City, the Blue Jays fell to World Series-bound Cleveland in five-games Wednesday. Now a winter of change is expected. Bautista and Encarnacion highlight a list of nine Toronto free agents, including six on this years playoff roster.Largely unheralded when each arrived by trade -- Bautista from Pittsburgh in 2008 and Encarnacion from Cincinnati in 2009 -- the Dominican sluggers developed into All-Stars. The team evolved, too, from an also-ran playing before sparse crowds to a contender that led the American League in attendance this season, reinvigorating a national audience across Canada.After Toronto ended a 22-year playoff drought with an AL East title last year, Bautista blasted the Blue Jays into the ALCS with a three-run homer to win Game 5 against Texas, punctuating his shot with a memorable bat flip.This year it was Encarnacions turn, with a three-run drive in the 11th inning to beat Baltimore in the wild card game.The two homers are Torontos most indelible moments since Joe Carters World Series walk-off gave the Blue Jays a second straight title in 1993.They really helped put this team back on the map again, what theyve accomplished, manager John Gibbons said. Both of them made their name here in Toronto. But baseball is still a business. Its a game we play, but its still a big business and guys earn the right to try free agency.In a September radio interview, Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro said probably the most likely scenario was that Torontos free agents would be allowed to hit the open market. Outfielder Michael Saunders, right-hander R.A. Dickey, left-hander Brett Cecil and right-hander Joaquin Benoit are among the remainder of that group.A sold-out crowd of 48,000 roared as Bautista and Encarnacion batted in the ninnth inning Wednesday.ddddddddddddAfterward, Encarnacion acknowledged mixed emotions about his future.Im really sad because I dont know whats going to happen next, Encarnacion said through an interpreterr. But overall I feel really proud for the fans and what this organization has done for me.Bautista (265) and Encarnacion (239) rank second and third behind Carlos Delgado (336) on the Blue Jays career home run list.Encarnacion signed a three-year, $29 million deal in in 2013 and is coming off a team option at $10 million. After matching a career-best with 42 homers and career-high 127 RBI, he could command a nine-figure contract.Encarnacion stopped to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans still chanting his name as he left the stadium more than two hours after Game 5. Citing an affection for the city, he called Toronto his first choice in free agency.Bautista signed a $65 million, five-year deal in 2011 and the team picked up a $14 million option this season. The six-time All-Star arrived at spring training openly demanding a big raise, but may not earn what he once hoped. Limited to 116 games by injuries, he finished with 22 homers, his lowest total since 2009, and 69 RBI.In a somber clubhouse Wednesday, Bautista said he wasnt in the proper state of mind to consider whether he and longtime friend Encarnacion had played in Toronto together for the final time.I know its a possibility but well see what happens, Bautista said.Even if their free agents find new homes, the Blue Jays still have several key players under contract next season, including 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and catcher Russell Martin. Toronto also controls closer Roberto Osuna, AL ERA leader Aaron Sanchez and four other starters from the rotation that posted a league-low 3.64 ERA.Shapiro has said Gibbons will return for in 2017, the final year of his contract. The rest of Torontos coaching staff is also expected to stay. 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