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Reds fire manager Dusty Baker after playoff loss

JOE KAY, AP Baseball Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have fired manager Dusty Baker, who led them to their best stretch of success since the Big Red Machine but couldn’t get them past the first round of the playoffs.

The move came three days after the Reds lost the wild-card playoff in Pittsburgh 6-2 on Tuesday night, ending the season with their sixth straight loss.

Baker had one year left on his contract.

He took over a rebuilding team in 2008 and led it to three 90-win seasons and playoff appearances in the last four years, their best run since Sparky Anderson managed the Big Red Machine to two World Series titles in the 1970s.

Cincinnati couldn’t get past the opening round of the playoffs, however, building pressure for change.

 

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