San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen (22) swings against the Cincinnati Reds in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 14, 2018, in San Francisco. McCutchen reached first base on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:40 am
McCutchen gets 1,500th hit in Giants' 10-7 win over Reds
JOSH DUBOW | Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO – Andrew McCutchen doubled in his first two at-bats to reach 1,500 career hits and the San Francisco Giants snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Monday night.
McCutchen sparked a three-run first inning against Sal Romano (2-4) with his first hit and drove home a run in the second with another double. Kelby Tomlinson added a two-run single in the third and Brandon Belt homered and knocked in three runs to give the Giants consecutive wins following a six-game skid.
Tucker Barnhart homered and had three RBIs, Scott Schebler hit a solo shot and Adam Duvall added a three-run homer but the Reds failed to move out of last place in the National League because of a rough start by Romano.
The right-hander put Cincinnati in an early hole when Evan Longoria drove in McCutchen with a two-out single in the first and Brandon Crawford added a two-run double.
McCutchen drove in a run with a two-out hit in the second and Tomlinson ended Romano's night with his one-out hit in the third. Romano gave up six runs over 2 1/3 innings after allowing two or fewer earned runs in his previous five starts.
Chris Stratton (4-3) wasn't much better, allowing two homers in five-plus innings. He has served up six long balls in his past four starts after permitting none in the previous six dating to last season.
Reds: 1B Joey Votto left in the fourth with tightness in his lower back. ... RHP Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder strain) and RHP Anthony DeSclafani (left oblique strain) were sent to Double-A Pensacola on rehab assignments. DeSclafani started and threw three perfect innings. Lorenzen then came in and pitched a scoreless fourth. Lorenzen will need about three more outings and could be back in a week to 10 days, interim manager Jim Riggleman said. DeSclafani should be ready to return in late May or early June.
Giants: Ace lefty Madison Bumgarner threw off a mound for the first time since undergoing surgery in March to have three pins inserted into the broken pinkie on his pitching hand. ... Giants closer Mark Melancon also threw a bullpen as he works his way back from an elbow injury that has sidelined him all season. ... INF Alen Hanson was placed on the 10-day DL before the game with a left hamstring strain. OF Austin Slater was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take his place.
SHAKE IT UP
There was a minor 3.5-magnitude earthquake centered across the bay near Oakland that was felt by some at the ballpark during a plate appearance by Votto in the first inning.
Tyler Mahle (3-4) makes his first career appearance against the Giants in the middle game of the series Tuesday. Ty Blach (3-3) pitches for San Francisco.