Sports Winker drives in 4, Castillo lasts 7, Reds hold off Cards.

07:21  25 july  2021
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Winker 's 3 homers lift Reds over Cards 8- 7 for 4 -game sweep. Jesse Winker drives in six runs with his three home runs as the Reds edge the Cardinals 8- 7 . St. Louis has lost seven of its last eight. Cincinnati manager David Bell was impressed with the way his club bounced back after surrendering Cardinals: C Yadier Molina was held out of the lineup after taking a foul ball off his left knee Saturday.

Jose Peraza drove in two runs, and the visiting Cincinnati Reds ended the St. Louis Cardinals' four-game winning streak with a 4 -1 win Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. After a 1-hour, 20-minute rain delay, Reds starter Luis Castillo went six innings, allowing one run and two hits. Castillo walked two batters in the second inning before escaping unscathed. He also walked Paul Goldschmidt to lead off the third but then retired his final 12 batters in order, including six via strikeout.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker homered, doubled and drove in four runs, Luis Castillo pitched seven effective innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Saturday.

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Joey Votto also homered to help the Reds overcome three errors and extend their winning streak against St. Louis to six games, their longest since taking six straight in May 2003. Cincinnati swept the Cardinals in a four-game series in St. Louis June 3-6.

“To compete against the Cardinals takes our best," manager David Bell said,

The Reds have won three of four games after dropping the first four of their nine-game homestand.

Castellanos gets key hit as Reds beat Brewers 3-1

  Castellanos gets key hit as Reds beat Brewers 3-1 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a tiebreaking two-run single off All-Star closer Josh Hader with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday. The Reds took three of four in the series to pull within four games of the NL Central-leading Brewers. The teams begin a three-game set in Cincinnati on Friday night. The Brewers (53-39) and Reds (48-42) are the only teams in the division with winning records at the All-Star break. Ryan Hendrix (5-1), the fourth of five Reds relievers, got two outs for the win. Josh Osich worked a perfect ninth for his first career save in his 246th appearance.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson drove in Kyle Farmer with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Farmer, who also homered, led off the eighth with a single to left for his third hit of the game, and was safe at second on a throwing error by pitcher Giovanny Gallegos (5-3) on pinch-hitter Tucker Barnhart’s potential double-play ball. One out later, Jesse Winker walked to load the bases ahead of Stephenson.

Jesse Winker homered to highlight his career-best four-hit, five-RBI performance as the host Cincinnati Reds posted an 11-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Former Red Shin-Soo Choo launched a solo shot in the first, marking the major league-best 58th run by the Rangers in the inning and 11th such run in its last five games. Jose Peraza's second sacrifice fly of the game staked Cincinnati to a 4 -3 lead in the third inning before Winker broke open the contest in the following frame by depositing a 2-1 changeup from Ariel Jurado over the wall in left field.

The Cardinals opened the eighth by scoring two runs on consecutive doubles by Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, followed by Paul DeJong’s RBI single. They loaded the bases with two outs before Sean Doolittle came on to coax pinch-hitter José Rondón into a popup to shortstop Kyle Farmer.

“Tough team, man," manager Mike Shildt said of his Cardinals, "They battle their tails off. It scratches and claws. Guys are competing and taking their best shot.”

Heath Hembree pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

Winker hit a two-run double in the first for a 2-1 lead and added insurance with a no-doubt shot deep down the right field line in the seventh. Jonathan India was aboard on a leadoff single.

Castillo (4-10) settled down to retire 11 of the last 13 batters he faced, the last on center fielder Akiyama’s catch of Dylan Carlson’s drive while banging into the wall in right-center with a runner on base to end the seventh. Castillo allowed four hits and one unearned run with three walks and nine strikeouts in seven innings.

Ohtani is AL starting pitcher, bats leadoff in All-Star Game

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Jesse Winker 's homer ended LA's stretch of scoreless pitching, and Yasiel Puig singled home a pair of runs against his former team Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4 -0 victory that snapped the Dodgers' four-game winning streak. Winker 's solo homer in the second inning off Walker Buehler ( 4 -1) ended the Dodgers' streak of 23 scoreless innings. They were coming off back-to-back shutout wins. Puig singled home a pair of runs in the third after a throwing error by shortstop Corey Seager set up a rally.

“I felt great the entire time," he said through an interpreter. "What I’ve been really working on is the location of my pitches. That’s how I am getting deeper into games.”

The win was his first in five starts since beating Atlanta, 4-1, on June 26. He'd been victimized by three blown saves in his previous three starts.

“It’s been 10 starts in a row he’s been outstanding," Bell said. "He’s a great talent. He can really compete.”

Akiyama also beat out a grounder to shortstop DeJong to help set up Winker's RBI double.

“Shogo made a great play," Bell said "I don't know how he beat that ground ball out. He’s a great player, and he was able to contribute in a big way tonight.”

Votto went opposite field for his 13th homer, driving Jake Woodford’s first pitch of the fifth inning straight down the left field line to give Cincinnati a 3-1 lead,

Woodford (2-2) gave up seven hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts in five innings.

Reds heat up, chipping away at Brewers' lead in NL Central

  Reds heat up, chipping away at Brewers' lead in NL Central CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati start the second half of the season the same way they ended the first — with Nick Castellanos and the Reds hoping to pick up where they left off. After Castellanos and the resurgent Reds won three out of four in Milwaukee last weekend to pull within four games of the NL Central-leading Brewers, the schedule matches them up again for a three-game set in Cincinnati right after the All-Star break. In the last two games the Reds scored go-ahead runs in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Josh Hader. Cincinnati’s spare-parts bullpen has struggled for much of the season but suddenly looked unbeatable.

Starter Luis Castillo fired seven scoreless innings, Cincinnati's heart of the order hit three consecutive homers in a seven -run sixth inning, and the host Reds won for the first time since opening day by clobbering the Miami Marlins 14-0 on Tuesday. The win snapped the Reds ' eight-game losing streak and was just the second victory in their first 10 contests. Up 4 -0, Cincinnati blew open the first meeting in the home half of the sixth as Jesse Winker had an RBI single off reliever Wei-Yin Chen, and a fielding error plated another run.

Castillo struck out a career-high 13 and the Reds scored five first-inning runs on their way to a 7 - 4 interleague win over Los Angeles on Monday night. ''I felt confident going out there,'' Castillo said through a translater. ''I was prepared 100% for that game.'' Castillo improved to 4 -1 in his last five After Taylor Cole started for Los Angeles, Patrick Sandoval took over in the second and turned in five innings of three-hit, two-run run pitching in his major-league debut. The left-hander struck out eight and gave up two walks and two wild pitches, which allowed Jesse Winker to advance from second to the

The Reds committed two of their three errors on the Cardinals’ first two batters of the second, helping St. Louis grab a 1-0 lead. Tyler O’Neill reached when third baseman Eugenio Suárez dropped the ball while trying to get it out of his glove. O’Neill was erased on a force play, but second baseman India’s throw sailed wide of first, allowing Paul DeJong to go to second. He scored on Harrison Bader’s single to left.


India's streak of reaching base safely to lead off the first inning in six consecutive games is the longest in the majors this season, according to Elia Sports, and the longest by a Reds player since Pokey Reese reached in six straight May 7-13, 2000.


St. Louis RHP Miles Mikolas (right forearm tightness) pitched an efficient three innings for Triple-A Memphis at Louisville on Saturday. He threw 29 pitches while retiring all nine batters he faced.


Two grounds crew members chased and captured an apparently injured bird in left-center field while the pitchers were warming up before the game, drawing a modest round of applause from some fans.


Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (left oblique strain) was scheduled to throw on the side on Saturday and throw 40-45 pitches in a start on Tuesday against Triple-A Gwinnett at Memphis. Flaherty, out since June 1, is eligible to be activated next Saturday.

Reds: RHP R.J. Alaniz went on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain.


Cardinals: St. Louis is 0-10 in RHP Johan Oviedo’s (0-5) 10 career starts against NL Central opponents.

Reds: St. Louis roughed up RHP Sonny Gray (2-5) with six hits and five runs in 3 2-3 innings in a 5-4 Cincinnati loss on April 23.


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Reds acquire reliever Givens from Rockies for 2 prospects .
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds kept adding arms to their struggling bullpen by acquiring right-hander Mychal Givens from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday for two pitching prospects. The Reds sent right-handers Case Williams and Noah Davis to Colorado. On Tuesday night, Cincinnati got relievers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson from the New York Yankees for a player to be named. The trio gives the second-place Reds much-needed relief help as they chase the Milwaukee Brewers in NL Central and try to keep the Cardinals and Cubs at bay.

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