Duvall drives in three RBI as Reds defeat Giants
By: Zane Miller
AP Photo/John Minchillo
The Reds took down the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon in the final game of their three game series to avoid a sweep after losing on Monday and Tuesday night.
The Reds got on the board in the first inning with first baseman Joey Votto smacking an RBI single and left fielder Adam Duvall driving in a three run home run. However, the Giants would get back into the game in the bottom of the inning as right fielder Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI double and first baseman Pablo Sandoval got an RBI sacrifice fly. The Giants cut the lead in half in the third as left fielder Brandon Belt got a solo homer, but the Reds restored the two run lead in the fifth as Votto came home on a passed ball. They then tacked on a run in the seventh as second baseman Scooter Gennett got a solo homer as the Reds took the 6-3 win.
Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey went four innings, giving up three earned runs, seven hits and no walks in the no decision, while Giants starter Andrew Suarez allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk in the loss. Reds reliever Jared Hughes took the win as Raisel Iglesias took the save.
The Reds will have an off-day on Thursday before embarking on their next series at home on Friday night against the Chicago Cubs.