CINCINNATI (AP) -Reds center fielder Ryan Freel was taken off the field on a stretcher after colliding with a teammate and tests came back normal Monday during Cincinnati's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kyle Lohse (2-6) threw a six-hit shutout, which snapped the team's six-game skid as well as Lohse's personal six-game losing streak.
Freel left the game in the third inning after running into right fielder Norris Hopper while catching a fly ball on the warning track. Freel was spun around and landed near the base of the wall. The game was delayed 13 minutes while he was examined before he was strapped onto a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.
The Reds announced in the fourth inning that Freel, known for his all-out play, had feeling in all of his extremities and was coherent. He was diagnosed with a contusion to the head and neck, and will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
David Ross hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Edwin Encarnacion added two RBIs for Cincinnati.
Pittsburgh right-hander Ian Snell (4-4) allowed five hits and three runs with two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings.
MORE

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail A's try to thwart Mariners' playoff push The Mariners are among the hottest teams in baseball. Yet do they have enough time to creep into the playoffs?
Thumbnail Reds continue to harm Cards' playoff chances   After another flop at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals need a flamethrowing 22-year-old to keep them afloat in the National...
Thumbnail Giants aim to obliterate Rockies again San Francisco erupted for 19 hits in last night’s victory over Colorado. Will the West Coast crowd witness further offensive heroics...
Thumbnail Cards seek to build momentum against Reds Jhonny Peralta’s had a tough time since returning from the disabled list on June 7. Perhaps, though, he’s rediscovering that familiar power stroke when it matters...
Thumbnail Yanks keeping slim hopes alive vs. Red Sox Clay Buchholz proved his playoff bona fides in 2013. In order for the Red Sox to inflict some real damage this October, the righty may have to be equally...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages