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Don’t look now, but the Reds look good this season.

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The Cincinnati Reds are off to a hot start this season and fans are left wondering if maybe, just maybe, the Reds will be a contender this year.

Off to a 5-1 start, the Reds have an early lead atop the NL Central with a sweep of the Pirates and winners of 2 out of 3 over the Cardinals earlier. In the three-game series against the Pirates, the Reds outscored Pittsburgh 30-8.

Led by the hot bats of Nick Castellanos and Tyler Naquin (4 homeruns each) and Jonathan India (10 RBI), the Reds have scored the most runs of any team in Major League Baseball and are in the top half of the league in Team ERA.

Obviously the season is young and a lot of baseball is left to be played, but the early returns show there is reason for optimism among the Reds faithful that the team might be poised to make some noise in baseball this year.

The Reds travel to Arizona for a three-game series with the Diamondbacks this weekend, followed by a three-game series in San Francisco with the Giants.

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Headlines

Football Cats have to learn the book to see the field - Herald Leader

Liam Coen says his guys have a lot to learn.

Wade Twins to decide between Kentucky/Tennessee next Friday - KSR

This would be a huge get for the Cats.

Mike Edwards threw the first pitch before Reds victory - Cats Pause

Maybe it was a good luck charm for the Reds.

Jackson and Boston projected in first round of new mock draft - Yahoo

Jackson and Boston go off the board within just a few picks of each other.

Sean Miller out at Arizona - ESPN

Where does Arizona go from here?

Davion Mitchell says he hasn’t entered the NBA Draft - Bleacher Report

Maybe news got leaked a little early.

Sean Miller is out, but Bill Self is in Lawrence to stay - SI

Just fascinating really.