The Cincinnati Reds needed a win to pick up a series win over the Giants in San Francisco and they took care of business. The Reds scored seven runs in the 3rd inning and added three more in the 5th behind Tyler Mahle’s quality start, taking down the Giants by a score of10-3.
|Cincinnati Reds (25-47)||10||15||1|
|San Francisco Giants (39-33)||3||5||1|
|W: Mahle (3-6) L: DeSclafani (0-2)|
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It took a few innings for the Cincinnati Reds offense to get going, but once they did it was an all out assault. Nick Senzel led off the 3rd inning with a single, but Aramis Garcia and Max Schrock recorded outs, setting up a situation that looked much like the first two innings – a chance for no runs for the Reds. Except it wasn’t like the first two innings…. Brandon Drury tripled to put Cincinnati up 1-0 and things just built from there. Tommy Pham singled, Joey Votto doubled, Donovan Solano walked, Matt Reynolds doubled, Albert Almora Jr. singled, a pitching change occurred that ran Anthony DeSclafani from the game, Nick Senzel then singled for the second time in the inning, and Aramis Garcia singled to make it a 7-run inning. The inning only ended when Aramis Garcia was caught stealing second base.
Two innings later the offense got back to it. Nick Senzel singled with two men on and thanks to a throwing error by Brandon Belt both runners scored to make it 9-1. Senzel would score on the next play when Aramis Garcia singled to extend the Reds lead to 10-1. That was all they would get on the day, but it was all that they would need and more.
In today’s game preview we said that Tyler Mahle had turned things around in his last five starts as he posted a 2.14 ERA in that stretch. He kept that going on the afternoon as his offense gave him all kinds of room to work with. When he exited the game it was 10-2, but he was responsible for two runners. Luis Cessa came on to relieve him but an infield single brought in a run to make it 10-3. Mahle’s final line would be: 6.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts.
Reiver Sanmartin came out for the 8th inning and worked around a leadoff walk to hold the score at 10-3 and send the game to the 9th inning. Art Warren took over for Sanmartin to start the 9th inning and he retired the Giants in order to preserve the win.
Notes Worth Noting
David Bell was ejected from the game in the middle of the 9th inning after arguing with the umpire after Matt Reynolds was called out on strikes.
Reds haven't scored 10+ runs in a game with all of the runs coming with 2 outs since 7/24/2002 vs Pittsburgh. https://t.co/hKoGcf5NuD
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) June 26, 2022
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