• Reds pitchers set a franchise record on Sunday when they reached 1,249 strikeouts for the season, surpassing the mark set last season (1,248). Six Cincinnati pitchers have recorded 100 or more punchouts this season, marking the first time any team in Major League history has accomplished that feat in back-to-back years.
"I love the strikeout, but it does take more pitches out of you," Baker said. "The pitches per inning tend to be higher when you're striking out people, but I'll take it."
• Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is excited for the postseason.
"I've been very proud of the team," Phillips said. "I didn't really think we would get where we are right now, to be honest with you, with the injuries we've been having. [Left fielder Ryan Ludwick] being out, [Cueto] being out, [Marshall], [reliever Jonathan Broxton], all those guys. I'm very proud of the way we've been playing, but no excuses now. We have a job to do."
Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.