CINCINNATI ( Associated Press) — Right fielder Aristides Aquino threw pinch-runner Joy Bart to the plate to end the game, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Saturday behind Kyle Farmer’s opening three-run homer. defeated by
Cincinnati extended their winning streak to a season-high four despite outfielder Tommy Pham’s suspension after one man was shot down.
Strong-armed Aristides saved it, Bart trying to score a tying run from second in the ninth inning on a two-out single from Wilmer Flores.
Based on Brandon Drury and Tyler Stephenson and with two outs in the first, Farmer launched a shot into the left center seats for his third home run in the last three games, extending his hitting streak to the Reds’ season-high eight games. raised.
Farmer, who was 4 for 4 with two homers and five RBIs in Cincinnati’s 20-5 win over the Cubs on Thursday, scored 6 for 10 during the last three games as three suffered back pain.
Vladimir Gutierrez took his first win of the season in his eighth start. Gutierrez (1–6), who entered with the most losses of any major league pitcher without a win, was the runner-up in the scoring position in four of his five innings but only one was allowed to cross the plate. He left the walk with six hits and four strikeouts.
Cincinnati fourth reliever Tony Santillon grounded pinch-hitter Thyro Estrada with two to finish eighth. Santillon also finished ninth for his third defense – and second straight that required four outs.
Major League Baseball suspended Pham for three games on Saturday – retroactive to Friday – and fined him for slapping Giants Jock Pedersen during a brawl in the outfield before Friday’s game.
Pedersen ran in the Giants’ first run with a double in the third. Ivan Longoria made it a one-run game with a sixth-innings homer off reliever Luis Cesa.
San Francisco starter Alex Wood (3-4) settled after the first, allowing only two more hits and four overall with one walk and six strikes in 5 2/3 innings against his former team.
Giants: c Kurt Casali was activated from the seven-day concussion list and c Michael Papiersky was selected for Triple-A Sacramento. Casali did the leading single in ninth place and was picked up for fellow catcher Bart.
Reds: Max Schock (left calf strain) was sent to Triple-A Louisville on a rehab assignment. Shock has been out all season. … LHP Mike Minor threw 79 pitches in six innings for Triple-A Louisville in Omaha on Friday in his fourth rehab debut.
Giants RHP Alex Cobb (3-2, 6.25 ERA) conceded 10 hits and six runs in six innings during his last start against the Mets on Monday. Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (2-5, 6.32) conceded nine hits and eight runs in four innings last Tuesday against the Cubs.
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