Worth noting

• Baker entered play Friday needing six more victories to reach 1,600 for his career. That would move him past Tommy Lasorda and into 18th place all-time.

• The Reds have had some real road problems so far this season. Cincinnati is 12-4 at home, the most wins by any team at home, but the Reds came into Friday's game just 1-6 on the road.

• The power keeps on coming for the Reds' lineup. Joey Votto's homer was the only hit the Reds got in the 8-1 loss on Thursday, but that meant Cincinnati had hit roundtrippers in six straight games.

• Baker said no new news on Johnny Cueto (DL, lat muscle) except that he's working really hard to get back and better.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.