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• Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart snapped a 0-for-13 skid with a third-inning RBI double on Wednesday.

• Asked how Reds hitters should handle themselves against Dickey, the rare knuckleball pitcher, Baker had simple advice.

"Look for a fastball," said Baker, who also advised hitters to move spots in the batter's box. "I was taught with knuckleballs that you have to crowd the plate. The last thing they want to do is hit you, because it doesn't hurt and they don't like baserunners."

• Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart snapped a 0-for-13 skid with a third-inning RBI double on Wednesday.

• Asked how Reds hitters should handle themselves against Dickey, the rare knuckleball pitcher, Baker had simple advice.

"Look for a fastball," said Baker, who also advised hitters to move spots in the batter's box. "I was taught with knuckleballs that you have to crowd the plate. The last thing they want to do is hit you, because it doesn't hurt and they don't like baserunners."

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