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• In the last 12 games, Reds pitchers are 8-4 with a 2.75 ERA (108 IP, 33 ER). The Reds' starters are 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA and their relievers are 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA. The staff's ERA of 3.53 for April was the lowest team mark for the months of March and April since 2002, when they went 16-9 and delivered a 3.43 ERA.

• Reds celebrating birthdays Friday are right-hander Sam LeCure (28) and infielder Miguel Cairo (38). Cairo made his first rehab appearance Thursday at Class A Dayton, he started as a designated hitter and went 0-for-4. Cairo has been on the disabled list since April 17 with a strained left hamstring.

• In the last 12 games, Reds pitchers are 8-4 with a 2.75 ERA (108 IP, 33 ER). The Reds' starters are 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA and their relievers are 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA. The staff's ERA of 3.53 for April was the lowest team mark for the months of March and April since 2002, when they went 16-9 and delivered a 3.43 ERA.

• Reds celebrating birthdays Friday are right-hander Sam LeCure (28) and infielder Miguel Cairo (38). Cairo made his first rehab appearance Thursday at Class A Dayton, he started as a designated hitter and went 0-for-4. Cairo has been on the disabled list since April 17 with a strained left hamstring.

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