The Cincinnati Reds started the 11 game road trip out west with a win and ended it with a win as they were able to defeat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at PETCO Park in San Diego to end a five game losing streak.
In the top of second inning Brandon Phillips hit his 13th homerun of the season to deep center as he had three hits today to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.
Reds starter Homer Bailey was on the mound looking for his first win since throwing a no hitter on July 2nd against the San Francisco Giants. He was on his game this afternoon shutting out the Padres through the first eight innings of the game.
The offense gave Bailey some breathing room in the top of the seventh inning. Zack Cozart lead off with a single to left then with one out Bailey sacrifice Cozart to second. Derrick Robinson came up hit a liner to the third baseman Chase Headley threw a bad ball to first as he was charge with a error as Robinson was safe and Cozart moved to third. Chris Heisey bloop a single to left scoring Cozart to make it 2-0. They weren’t Joey Votto up doubled to deep right scoring Robinson and Heisey to make it 4-0 all the runs scored with two outs.
Bailey came back for the ninth looking for the complete game shutout he got Everett Cabrera to ground to first Votto booted it for his 12th error of the season. He got Chris Denorfia to fly out. Chase Headley up doubled to center ending the shutout bid for Bailey as Cabrera scored to make it 4-1 Reds. Dusty came to get Bailey in favor of closer Aroldis Chapman. Final line from Bailey great outing 8 1/3 innings pitched, six hits allowed, one run, no earned runs, no walks and seven strikeouts. He goes to 6-10 overall in the season and snapping his personal four start losing skid.
Chapman got Yonder Alonso to fly out and Jesus Guzman to strike out to end the game and get his 25th save of the season. Reds end the ten day eleven game west coast road trip at 5-6 and will enjoy a much needed to day off as they head back to Cincinnati and will start a huge weekend series home against the St Louis Cardinals Friday night and a start of eight game homestand.