The Cincinnati Reds (26-27) couldn’t get any offense on a night that saw the Chicago White Sox (34-18) hit five solo home runs in a 5-0 shutout. The win puts the series at 1-1 with a finale on Sunday set up to decide who takes the 3-game set.
|Chicago White Sox (34-18)
|Cincinnati Reds (26-27)
|W: Foster (5-0) L: Bauer (4-4)
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There wasn’t a whole lot for the Reds. Joey Votto went 2-3 with a walk. Nick Senzel and Mike Moustakas each went 1-4 with a double. Freddy Galvis came on as a pinch hitter and substitute and walked in each of his two play appearances. No runs. No win.
Trevor Bauer put together a quality start, allowing two solo home runs in 7.0 innings with a walk and five strikeouts. His ERA jumped to 1.80 on the season after the outing.
Robert Stephenson allowed three solo home runs in the 8th inning that put the game out reach for the Reds offense on the day. Nate Jones tossed a hitless 9th inning with a walk.
Notes Worth Noting
The Reds fell to 26-27 on the season. The Giants also lost, falling to 25-26. Milwaukee won, giving them a 25-26 record. The three teams are currently tied for the final wild card spot. The St. Louis Cardinals won, putting them in second place in the National League Central Division and one game ahead of both the Reds and Brewers.
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds
Sunday September 20th, 1:10pm ET
Dylan Cease (5-2, 3.20 ERA) vs Michael Lorenzen (2-1, 4.56 ERA)