The Cincinnati Reds (50-57) fell to the Atlanta Braves (65-45), in a rain-shortened game, by a score of 4-1.
At the moment the game was called, it was in the top of the seventh inning, with Phillip Ervin at the plate. There were no outs, no one on base, and the count was 0-and-1.
It is comin' down in the ATL. We're in a delay.
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Not long before the rain delay began, former-Red Adam Duvall hit a solo home run to push the Braves lead to three. They got their first three runs on a three-run homer by Freddie Freeman, in the first inning.
The Reds lone run came when Ervin scored on a single by Jose Peraza, in the top of the second.
Anthony DeSclafani (6-6, 4.07 ERA) started for the Redlegs and pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs on the Freeman homer, but did manage to fan five Braves. Wandy Peralta was brought in to pitch the sixth and allowed the homer to Duvall. His ERA now sits at 5.12. David Hernandez, in his first action since being brought off the IL, got Ronald Acuna, Jr, to line out to centerfield.
Cincinnati had managed just four hits off Atlanta starter Max Fried (12-4, 4.07), who was still pitching at the time the delay began. Three of the four hits were singles, with the other being a double from Joey Votto, his 22nd on the year.
Aristedes Aquino got his first Major League start, but did not record a hit in a pair of at-bats.
Game two is set for Friday at 7:20 p.m. The Reds will pit Alex Wood (0-0, 3.86) against the Braves’ Kevin Gausman (3-6, 5.97). The season series is now tied at two, apiece, between these two sides.