Reds' road record on the upswing

Reds' road record on the upswing

NEW YORK -- Tuesday's 4-0 Reds win over the Mets had a little added importance to manager Dusty Baker. It helped Cincinnati reach .500 on the road, where the Reds are now 12-12 after starting the season 1-8.

The Reds' first three road series were against the Cardinals, Pirates and Nationals, three teams that are often tough at their home parks.

"We lost a couple of real tough games at Pittsburgh we probably should have won," Baker said. "Sometimes [it depends on] when you play them [than] on how you're doing or not doing.

"It's impossible to win big without winning on the road."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.