Final Score: San Diego 11, Cincinnati 5
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Making their returns to Cincinnati, Edinson
Volquez and Yonder Alonso did enough to help put an end to the Reds' MLB
season-high tying 10-game winning streak.
Alonso tallied four hits, three of which were doubles, an RBI and run scored
while Volquez wobbled through five innings as the San Diego Padres used a
five-run second and four-run third to down the Reds, 11-5, in the opener of a
Volquez and Alonso, along with catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Brad
Boxberger, were sent from Cincinnati to San Diego for pitcher Mat Latos as
part of a five-player swap in December.
Volquez (7-7) surrendered five runs on six hits and three walks in five
innings. Alonso, meanwhile, is 9-for-18 with a homer and six RBI over his last
San Diego moved to 15-10 in July.
Cincinnati was seeking its first 11-game winning streak in 55 years. The 1939
and 1957 Reds hold the club record with 12 straight victories.
The New York Yankees also won 10 consecutive games earlier this year from June
Mike Leake (4-7) started the game for Cincinnati and allowed five runs on five
hits and three walks in just 1 2/3 innings.
"It was just a situation where he kept missing...he walked quite a few
tonight," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of Leake.
In all, Reds pitching walked 11 batters in the contest.
The Reds struck first with three runs in the opening frame as Drew Stubbs
stroked an opposite-field solo shot and Ryan Ludwick belted a two-out, two-run
double into the gap in left-center.
But the Padres surged ahead after plating nine runs over the next two frames.
In the second, Everth Cabrera ripped an RBI single to left, Alexi Amarista
lined a sacrifice fly to right to plate a run, Will Venable had a run-scoring
base hit to right and Carlos Quentin's two-run single to center made it 5-3 in
favor of San Diego.
With the bases loaded and two away in the third, Venable cleared the bags when
he laced a triple into the gap in left-center. Venable then scored on a wild
pitch to make it 9-3.
Jay Bruce clubbed a towering solo blast in the home third, but Alonso got
the run back for San Diego in the fourth when he scorched an RBI double into
the gap in right-center, giving the Padres a 10-4 cushion.
Scott Rolen poked an RBI single into right in the fifth, but Quentin cracked a
leadoff blast in the eighth to make it 11-5.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was ejected in the third inning for arguing balls
and strikes...Cincinnati dropped to 11-3 over its last 14 games without Joey
Votto...Cincinnati was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position, while San
Diego finished 4-for-14...Venable recorded two hits, four RBI and two runs
scored...Bruce's homer was his 21st of the year...Grandal left the contest in
the second inning after straining his oblique on a swing.
07/30 23:28:09 ET
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