Mahle, Suarez help Reds to 6-0 win over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Cincinnati Reds bounced back from a lopsided loss to the St. Louis Cardinals with some strong pitching performances and timely hitting one night later.

Rookie right-hander Tyler Mahle tossed five innings, Eugenio Suarez hit a grand slam and the Reds beat the Cardinals 6-0 on Wednesday night.

''Yesterday was ugly, there's no other way to describe that,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said of his team's 13-4 loss on Tuesday. ''You hate to come here and play that poorly in the opener. So to go into this game with a rookie starting pitcher who gives you five scoreless, great shutdown pitching from the bullpen, solid defense and big hits in the fifth inning, it was phenomenal.''

Jesse Winker added a home run and Joey Votto had two hits and drove in a run for the Reds, who had lost four of their last five games.

The Cardinals had won four straight and eight of nine.

Mahle (1-2) allowed four hits, striking out four and walking three in earning his first major league win. The right-hander, who was making his fourth career start, threw 100 pitches and was able to strand eight runners.

''Obviously those walks hang over my head and I hate walking guys,'' Mahle said. ''Everyone does. But I was able to battle and guys were able to make great plays behind me and I battled through five.''

Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty (0-1), also a rookie right-hander, allowed three runs and four hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.

Winker, the Reds rookie right fielder, opened the game with his fifth homer of the season. Winker ended the first inning with a diving catch that saved a run.

The Reds scored five runs in the fifth, all coming with two outs, and all coming after the third out of the inning was overturned upon replay review.

''We were very, very close to getting out of that inning, keeping it a one-run game and then giving our offense a chance to get rolling,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong made a diving stop to snare a grounder from Zack Cozart. He flipped to second base for the third out, but replays showed Mahle beat the toss to the base.

''When he (DeJong) made that diving play I was already running hard so I was `Oh I might beat this out' and got lucky,'' Mahle said. ''Lucky I was hustling.''

Votto then smacked a bases-loaded single to left field off left-handed reliever Ryan Sherriff to make it 2-0. Suarez followed with a grand slam, his 25th homer of the season, into the Reds bullpen in left field to make it 6-0.

''I was just looking for something in my strike zone,'' Suarez said. ''I just always want to put my best swing on it and that was the perfect pitch he threw me right there in my hitting spot and I put on my best swing and hit it so good.''

The Reds bullpen backed Mahle's start with four innings from Kevin Shackelford, Michael Lorenzen and Luke Farrell. The Cardinals managed just one hit over the final five innings.

REDS HOMERS

The grand slam by Suarez was the 200th home run of the season for Cincinnati.

The Reds reached the 200 home run mark for the first time since 2007, when they hit 204, and for the seventh time in club history.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: 3B Jedd Gyorko (right hamstring strain) was activated from the disabled list.

Reds: RHP Drew Storen (right elbow sprain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Sept. 10. . 2B Scooter Gennett, who left Tuesday's game due to left hand inflammation, was not in the lineup on Wednesday but the injury isn't considered serious. . RHP Anthony DeSclafani (right elbow), who hasn't pitched in a game this season, threw two innings of a simulated game on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Reds: LHP Amir Garrett (3-7, 7.39) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings in his last start, Sept. 8 at the New York Mets.

Cardinals: RHP Luke Weaver (5-1, 2.16) has won his last four starts and his 1.42 ERA over that span is tied for third in the National League.

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CardinalsSTL76-69
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  • W: T. Mahle (1-2)L: J. Flaherty (0-1)
  • HR: CIN - E. Suarez (25), J. Winker (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Winker RF41111012.293.389.512.9025.5
Z. Cozart SS41100000.303.394.550.9442.0
J. Votto 1B31210101.316.451.5771.0285.0
E. Suarez 3B31141101.270.379.483.86210.0
S. Schebler CF40000012.235.314.481.796-0.5
A. Duvall LF40100012.250.298.494.7920.5
J. Peraza 2B41200001.260.299.330.6292.0
T. Barnhart C40000002.269.348.394.7420.0
T. Mahle P11000010.143.250.143.3931.5
K. Shackelford P10000010.333.333.333.667-0.5
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.182.182.455.000-
a- P. Ervin PH10000000.316.381.526.9070.0
L. Farrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Lorenzen in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30100110.240.383.438.8211.5
G. Garcia 3B00000000.245.361.329.6890.0
T. Pham LF20000104.304.407.509.9162.0
P. DeJong SS40000012.289.322.541.862-0.5
J. Martinez 1B40200011.314.379.546.9251.5
M. Bowman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Molina C30100013.283.319.448.7670.5
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Tuivailala P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- L. Voit 1B10000000.250.310.423.7330.0
K. Wong 2B20000102.299.387.435.8221.0
b- M. Sierra PH10000010.345.379.345.725-0.5
S. Piscotty RF40100012.241.346.383.7280.5
H. Bader CF40000012.270.299.460.759-0.5
J. Flaherty P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
R. Sherriff P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kelly C10000000.175.267.225.4920.0
  • a-grounded out for Tuivailala in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Wong in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Winker (5), E. Suarez (25)
  • RBI - J. Winker (11), J. Votto (94), E. Suarez 4 (79)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (28), E. Suarez 4 (40)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Peraza (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Votto, J. Peraza, Z. Cozart
FIELDING
  • DP - K. Wong, J. Martinez, P. DeJong
  • E - J. Martinez (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (W, 1-2)5.04003402.701.5017.0
K. Shackelford2.01000205.321.526.0
M. Lorenzen1.00000104.181.353.5
L. Farrell1.00000105.871.833.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (W, 1-2)5.0
K. Shackelford2.0
M. Lorenzen1.0
L. Farrell1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty (L, 0-1)4.14332316.081.65-0.5
R. Sherriff0.23330014.321.32-6.0
J. Gant2.01000202.161.086.0
S. Tuivailala1.00000002.801.193.0
M. Bowman1.00000004.001.153.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty (L, 0-1)4.1
R. Sherriff0.2
J. Gant2.0
S. Tuivailala1.0
M. Bowman1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Mahle (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 100-64, K. Shackelford 17-11, M. Lorenzen 14-9, L. Farrell 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 2-9, K. Shackelford 3-0, M. Lorenzen 2-0, L. Farrell 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 23, K. Shackelford 6, M. Lorenzen 3, L. Farrell 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Flaherty
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 70-43, R. Sherriff 9-7, J. Gant 30-19, S. Tuivailala 4-4, M. Bowman 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 3-5, R. Sherriff 1-1, J. Gant 3-1, S. Tuivailala 2-1, M. Bowman 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 18, R. Sherriff 5, J. Gant 7, S. Tuivailala 3, M. Bowman 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CardinalsSTL76-69
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker RF41111012.293.389.512.9025.5
Z. Cozart SS41100000.303.394.550.9442.0
J. Votto 1B31210101.316.451.5771.0285.0
E. Suarez 3B31141101.270.379.483.86210.0
S. Schebler CF40000012.235.314.481.796-0.5
A. Duvall LF40100012.250.298.494.7920.5
J. Peraza 2B41200001.260.299.330.6292.0
T. Barnhart C40000002.269.348.394.7420.0
T. Mahle P11000010.143.250.143.3931.5
K. Shackelford P10000010.333.333.333.667-0.5
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.182.182.455.000-
a- P. Ervin PH10000000.316.381.526.9070.0
L. Farrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Lorenzen in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30100110.240.383.438.8211.5
G. Garcia 3B00000000.245.361.329.6890.0
T. Pham LF20000104.304.407.509.9162.0
P. DeJong SS40000012.289.322.541.862-0.5
J. Martinez 1B40200011.314.379.546.9251.5
M. Bowman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Molina C30100013.283.319.448.7670.5
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Tuivailala P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- L. Voit 1B10000000.250.310.423.7330.0
K. Wong 2B20000102.299.387.435.8221.0
b- M. Sierra PH10000010.345.379.345.725-0.5
S. Piscotty RF40100012.241.346.383.7280.5
H. Bader CF40000012.270.299.460.759-0.5
J. Flaherty P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
R. Sherriff P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kelly C10000000.175.267.225.4920.0
Total3105003818-----
  • a-grounded out for Tuivailala in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Wong in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Winker (5), E. Suarez (25)
  • RBI - J. Winker (11), J. Votto (94), E. Suarez 4 (79)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (28), E. Suarez 4 (40)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Peraza (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Votto, J. Peraza, Z. Cozart
FIELDING
  • DP - K. Wong, J. Martinez, P. DeJong
  • E - J. Martinez (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (W, 1-2)5.04003402.701.5017.0
K. Shackelford2.01000205.321.526.0
M. Lorenzen1.00000104.181.353.5
L. Farrell1.00000105.871.833.5
Total9.0500380---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (W, 1-2)5.0
K. Shackelford2.0
M. Lorenzen1.0
L. Farrell1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty (L, 0-1)4.14332316.081.65-0.5
R. Sherriff0.23330014.321.32-6.0
J. Gant2.01000202.161.086.0
S. Tuivailala1.00000002.801.193.0
M. Bowman1.00000004.001.153.0
Total9.0866252---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty (L, 0-1)4.1
R. Sherriff0.2
J. Gant2.0
S. Tuivailala1.0
M. Bowman1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Mahle (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 100-64, K. Shackelford 17-11, M. Lorenzen 14-9, L. Farrell 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 2-9, K. Shackelford 3-0, M. Lorenzen 2-0, L. Farrell 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 23, K. Shackelford 6, M. Lorenzen 3, L. Farrell 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Flaherty
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 70-43, R. Sherriff 9-7, J. Gant 30-19, S. Tuivailala 4-4, M. Bowman 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 3-5, R. Sherriff 1-1, J. Gant 3-1, S. Tuivailala 2-1, M. Bowman 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 18, R. Sherriff 5, J. Gant 7, S. Tuivailala 3, M. Bowman 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Suarez homered to left, Mahle, Cozart and Votto scored60
    Votto singled to shallow left, Peraza scored, Mahle to third, Cozart to second20
  • 1ST INNING
    Winker homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Bowman pitching
    • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart flied out to center
    • Phillip Ervin hit for Michael Lorenzen
    • P. Ervin: Ervin flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Farrell pitching
    • Magneuris Sierra hit for Kolten Wong
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sierra struck out swinging
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Piscotty popped out to first
    • H. Bader: Bader grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sam Tuivailala relieved John Gant
    • Greg Garcia at third
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to third
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to third
    • A. Duvall: Duvall popped out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Kevin Shackelford
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong grounded out to third
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Luke Voit hit for Sam Tuivailala
    • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Voit grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • K. Shackelford: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Shackelford struck out looking
    • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cozart safe at first on left fielder Martinez fielding error
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Votto lined out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • K. Shackelford Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Kelly grounded out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter reached on an infield single to third
    • T. Pham: Pham grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Carpenter out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • John Gant pitching
    • Carson Kelly catching
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall singled to center
    • J. Peraza: Peraza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Duvall out at second
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Barnhart grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Peraza out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kevin Shackelford relieved Tyler Mahle
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong grounded out to first
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to pitcher, Peraza to second
    • T. Mahle: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mahle hit by pitch
    • Ryan Sherriff relieved Jack Flaherty
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker popped out to shortstop
    • Z. Cozart: Cozart reached on an infield single to shortstop, Peraza to third, Mahle to second
    • J. Votto: Votto singled to shallow left, Peraza scored, Mahle to third, Cozart to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Suarez homered to left, Mahle, Cozart and Votto scored
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham hit by pitch
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong flied out to right
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Martinez lined out to second
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cozart flied out to center
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto singled to right
    • E. Suarez: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked, Votto to second
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Schebler flied out to left
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Duvall flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bader lined out to center
    • J. Flaherty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Flaherty grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart flied out to deep left
    • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahle struck out swinging
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Winker grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: DeJong lined out to shortstop
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez singled to right
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Molina reached on an infield single to shortstop, Martinez to second
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Wong flied out to deep left
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Piscotty flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Peraza singled to right
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Peraza caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Piscotty singled to center, Wong to second
    • H. Bader: Ball, Bader flied out to deep center, Wong to third
    • J. Flaherty: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carpenter walked, Piscotty to second
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pham grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker homered to right
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Cozart lined out to center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Votto out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Carpenter flied out to left
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pham walked
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Martinez singled to right, Pham to third
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Molina flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)