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Speier has seed preference as Reds go for No. 1

CINCINNATI -- The Reds entered Tuesday one game behind the Nationals for the best record in baseball and the top seed in the National League postseason bracket.

Cincinnati will go for the No. 1 seed, but acting manager Chris Speier had his preferences heading into the NL Division Series vs. a yet-to-be known opponent.

"You know what seed I'd like to have? Me, I'd like to be three," Speier said. "I'd like to know that they're coming to me, and I've got two games at home. But that's not the scenario or anything that this team is about in regards to winning or losing games. We're going to play every game, and we're going to try to win every game. We're playing teams that are hot, that we don't want to face, and we're going to try to do what we can to knock everybody we play out."

In this year's NLDS format, the team with the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds host the first two games, while the top two seeds are home for the potential final three games.

CINCINNATI -- The Reds entered Tuesday one game behind the Nationals for the best record in baseball and the top seed in the National League postseason bracket.

Cincinnati will go for the No. 1 seed, but acting manager Chris Speier had his preferences heading into the NL Division Series vs. a yet-to-be known opponent.

"You know what seed I'd like to have? Me, I'd like to be three," Speier said. "I'd like to know that they're coming to me, and I've got two games at home. But that's not the scenario or anything that this team is about in regards to winning or losing games. We're going to play every game, and we're going to try to win every game. We're playing teams that are hot, that we don't want to face, and we're going to try to do what we can to knock everybody we play out."

In this year's NLDS format, the team with the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds host the first two games, while the top two seeds are home for the potential final three games.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.