Reds fire manager Narron after 31-and-51 start

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The struggling Cincinnati Reds fired manager
Jerry Narron after a 31-and-51 start that was the worst record in
the major leagues.
The Reds became the second team to change managers today.
Earlier in the day, Seattle's Mike Hargrove resigned.
Narron was the second big league manager to be fired this
season. Baltimore's Sam Perlozzo was fired on June 18th.
The Reds say advance scout Pete Mackanin will take over on an
interim basis. The 55-year-old Mackanin managed the Reds' Triple-A
team in Nashville from 1990-through 1992. He was the Pirates'
interim manager for the final 26 games of the 2005 season after
Lloyd McClendon was fired.
The Reds have an off day Monday before they start a homestand
against the San Francisco Giants.

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