BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: JOHN Minchillo/AP
The Reds responded from their loss against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday as they beat them 6-3 on Friday night to even up the four-game series.
The Reds got on the board first as third baseman Eugenio Suarez hit a solo home run, his fifth consecutive game with a homer to tie the franchise record, in the second inning, but the Phillies responded in the third as center fielder Odubel Herrera hit a two run homer to take the lead. The bottom of the inning saw Reds tie the game up as second baseman Scooter Gennett got an RBI single, but the Reds got the big hit in the fourth inning as right fielder Mason Williams hit a three run homer to put them ahead 5-2. The Phillies chipped away at the lead in the fifth as left fielder Rhys Hoskins hit an RBI single, which the Reds responded to in the eighth with an RBI sacrifice fly by center fielder Billy Hamilton. The Phillies would get one run back in the ninth on an RBI single by second baseman Cesar Hernandez, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Reds grabbed the 6-4 victory.
Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went four and a third innings in the no decision, allowing three earned runs on five hits and a pair of walks. Phillies starter Nick Pivetta went six innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits and a pair of walks in the loss. Reds reliever David Hernandez took the win, while fellow Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias got the save.
The teams will play once again on Saturday night.