National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at San Diego|
(Thursday, July 5th)
Final Score: San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera smacked a game-winning single
in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres to their
season-high sixth straight win as they downed the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, in the
opener of a four-game set.
Logan Forsythe tied the game with a leadoff pinch-hit homer in the eighth, the
Padres' third straight contest with a pinch-hit blast.
Yasmani Grandal lasered a one-hop double off the wall in right off Logan
Ondrusek (3-2) to begin the ninth. After Yonder Alonso was intentionally
walked, Cameron Maybin loaded the bases following a bunt single, chasing
Ondrusek from the contest.
Cabrera then ripped the first pitch he saw off of Sam LeCure into left-center,
plating Grandal for the winning run.
"What you've seen the last few weeks, more timely hitting," San Diego manager
Bud Black said. "With a little bit more contributions from the lineup, it's
better baseball overall."
Chris Heisey's RBI triple in the second accounted for the lone run for
Cincinnati, which has dropped four of its last five games.
"That's another tough loss. We have to start winning those close ballgames,"
Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
Traded for each other as part of a five-player swap in December, Mat Latos and
Edinson Volquez were locked into a pitchers' duel over the first seven frames.
Coming off back-to-back complete games, Latos fired seven shutout innings,
fanning eight while scattering four hits and walking two. His counterpart,
Volquez, also lasted seven frames, striking out 10 while allowing five hits
and three walks.
Latos was traded to Cincinnati from San Diego for Volquez, Alonso, Grandal and
pitcher Brad Boxberger.
The 24-year-old Latos was attempting to become the first Red to win his eighth
straight decision since Danny Graves in 2000, but Forsythe put a damper on
those hopes when he stroked a leadoff shot to left off of Sean Marshall in the
With men on first and second in the opening inning, Volquez stepped off the
mound and raced toward first to try and get Brandon Phillips in a rundown.
Wilson Valdez raced toward home, but was thrown out.
Cincinnati was 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on
base while San Diego finished 2-for-6 while stranding nine...Latos was
attempting to become the first Cincinnati hurler to toss three straight
complete games since Jose Rijo did so in September of 1990...Black was ejected
from the game after arguing a call at first base in the seventh inning.
07/06 01:46:57 ET