I consider the past Cin@Oak series to be payback for the drubbing the Reds gave the A’s back in 1990: 40 runs in three games.

I was TiVo’ing last night’s game—it was on ESPN2—but then I checked the score, saw “4-0 Oak” in the fourth, and figured it was up for another rout. I was right: Oakland 17, Cincinnati 8.