Worth noting

• The Reds' 5-4 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday night was their 31st defeat by a one-run margin, the most in the Major Leagues this season and the team's largest total since losing 33 one-run games in 2011. Cincinnati was handed more than 33 one-run defeats only twice -- when the club record of 41 happened in 1916 and 1946.

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