Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 am
Reds' losing streak ends
MILWAUKEE – Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
The Reds won for just the third time in 16 games this season.
Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo (1-2) entered the game having allowed 13 earned runs in 16 innings over three starts this season. He shut out the Brewers for six innings before allowing four runs in the seventh. He went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits while striking out eight and walking three.
The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Tucker Barnhart's RBI single and Hamilton's two-run single.
The Reds broke the game open in the sixth, scoring six runs and hitting four doubles off Milwaukee reliever Oliver Drake. Cincinnati sent 10 batters to the plate.
The first run scored on back-to-back doubles by Adam Duvall and Scooter Gennett. Castillo had a run-scoring single. Hamilton followed with his second RBI single of the game.
Jose Peraza had a two-run double and Joey Votto's RBI double finished the scoring in the inning. The double was Votto's first extra-base hit of the season.
ROCKIES 6, PIRATES 2: In Pittsburgh, Trevor Story drilled a three-run home run, German Marquez pitched six effective innings and Colorado kept its road surge going.
NATIONALS 8, METS 6: In New York, Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent Washington past New York.
The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games. Trailing 6-1, Washington combined five hits, three walks and a hit batter to take the lead.
BRAVES 2, PHLLLIES 1: In Atlanta, Julio Teheran outpitched Aaron Nola for a rare night of success at SunTrust Park and Atlanta snapped Philadelphia's six-game winning streak.
Teheran (1-1) allowed one run, five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in six innings. He began the night 3-10 with a 6.20 ERA and 21 homers allowed in 19 starts at the Braves' second-year stadium, but Teheran was able to keep the Phillies guessing with a tough slider.
CARDINALS, CUBS ppd., cold: In Chicago, the series opener between Chicago and St. Louis was postponed because of poor weather. With light snow falling and the temperature around 30 degrees, Monday night's game was postponed about six hours before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 21.
The postponement was the third on the Cubs' first homestand of the season – and second in as many days.