The Reds scored three runs in the first inning, and it was more that enough for Sonny Gray and the Reds bullpen. Gray pitched six shutout innings, striking out a season high nine batters. The Reds bullpen did their job like they have done all season and held on to a 3-0 victory.
The Cincinnati Reds pitching staff has taken a huge leap forward this season, and one major change is the way they're using the four-seam fastball.
The Cincinnati Reds blew a late lead against the San Francisco Giants, seeing the chance at a sweep slip through their fingers.
Votto and Puig both got the Reds off to a big start in the first inning. Anthony DeSclafani could not hold the early lead and struggled through four innings. Eugenio Suarez hit a game tying home run in the fifth inning, and Derek Dietrich had a bloop RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Reds the lead for good.
Recap of the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds. Reds win 3-0 behind two home runs and strong pitching from Tanner Roark.
Despite a torrential downpour, the Reds braved a three-hour long rain delay and took the series from the Atlanta Braves behind Luis Castillo.