Cincinnati Reds defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4

Cincinnati — Marco Estrada apparently pitches well when he's tired.

Working on very little sleep, Estrada was very impressive during his Milwaukee Brewers' debut Tuesday, allowing just one run over four innings of relief in what became a crushing, 5-4 loss to Cincinnati.

Estrada was in line for his first big-league victory until closer Trevor Hoffman allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth without recording an out.

The 26-year-old right-hander learned he was...

Cincinnati — Ken Macha undoubtedly has decided he must try somebody else to protect leads in the ninth inning.

But it wouldn't hurt if Trevor Hoffman walked into the office of the Milwaukee Brewers manager Wednesday and volunteered to fall on his sword.

With Hall of Fame-caliber players who appear to be at the end of the line - think Brett Favre blowing game after game with slews of interceptions - it always helps when all parties agree a change must be made. Otherwi...