Giants have lead on Reds in the middle of NLDS Game 4

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There’s a bullpen game underway in Cincinnati.

Giants starter Barry Zito lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks.

Reds starter Mike Leake was lifted in the fifth after yielding three earned runs on six hits and two walks.

Tim Lincecum is in — and on a sort of roll — for the Giants and Sam LeCure came on in relief of Leake.

San Francisco has a 5-2 lead at a sunny Great American Ball Park as this NLDS Game 4 moves along to the top of the sixth inning. The Reds lead the five-game series 2-1 after sweeping the first two games and then losing in Game 3 on Tuesday evening.

Mark Lowe wants to attempt a comeback

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Reliever Mark Lowe wants to make a comeback, Jerry Crasnick reports. The 35-year-old veteran is working out in Portland, Oregon and would take an opportunity to pitch overseas as well as a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Lowe signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers back in January, but was cut in the middle of March and didn’t end up signing with another team. He last pitched in the majors in 2016 with the Tigers. Across parts of 11 seasons, Lowe has a career 4.22 ERA with 352 strikeouts and 163 walks in 385 2/3 innings. Lowe spent 2017 at Triple-A for the Mariners and White Sox, compiling a devilish 6.66 ERA in aggregate across 48 2/3 innings.