National League Game Summary - Washington at Cincinnati|
(Friday, April 5th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 15, Washington 0
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each hit two
homers and the Cincinnati Reds smacked six home runs in a 15-0 rout of the
Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series.
Frazier went 4-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored for the Reds, who had
19 hits. Cozart knocked in five runs, Xavier Paul hit a grand slam and Shin-
Soo Choo added a solo homer.
Homer Bailey (1-0) gave up just two hits over six scoreless innings for
Cincinnati, which has won three in a row. The right-hander, who fanned six and
walked three, went 13-10 with a 3.68 ERA in 33 starts last season.
Dan Haren (0-1) got rocked in his Nationals debut, allowing six runs on nine
hits over four innings. The right-hander, who gave up four homers, went 12-13
with a 4.33 ERA in 30 starts with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last
Washington was hoping to build off a three-game sweep of the Marlins.
Cincinnati's home run parade got started in the second. Frazier and Cozart hit
back-to-back blasts with one out. Frazier's found the upper deck in left,
while Cozart's homer just cleared the wall in left.
Cozart added a three-run homer during Cincinnati's next at bat. Joey Votto and
Brandon Phillips started the frame with consecutive singles. Haren retired the
next two batters before Cozart smacked his offering over the wall in left,
making it 5-0.
Choo's solo blast to right-center field in the fourth made it 6-0.
Cozart continued his big night in the fifth. Zach Duke gave up a one-out
single to Frazier, who stole second and advanced to third on catcher Kurt
Suzuki's throwing error. Cozart followed with a sacrifice fly.
Bailey got out of minor jams in the third and fifth, with the Nationals
stranding men on first and second in each inning.
The Reds turned the game into a laugher with a seven-run seventh. After Jay
Bruce hit an RBI double, Frazier cleared the wall in right to make it 10-0.
Cincinnati loaded the bases with two outs later in the inning. Paul stepped to
the plate as a pinch-hitter and launched a grand slam -- the first of his
Frazier added an RBI single in the eighth to account for the final margin.
Washington won five of seven games against the Reds in 2012, including two of
three in Cincinnati ... Haren signed a one-year deal with the Nationals in the
offseason for $13 million ... Duke gave up six runs -- five earned -- on six
hits over 2 2/3 innings.
04/05 22:56:59 ET