Votto 3B follows Hamilton's rundown magic, Reds top Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Billy Hamilton eluded a rundown tag, and the Cincinnati Reds escaped with a victory.

Joey Votto hit a bases-loaded triple in the 10th inning after Hamilton slipped out of a rundown, and the Reds beat the Royals 5-1 on Tuesday night.

''Billy showed his athleticism and got out of that jam there and set it up for Joey,'' Reds manager Jim Riggleman said.

Hamilton got hung up between third and home when pitcher Kevin McCarthy (4-3) tipped Tucker Barnhart's line drive with his glove. McCarthy picked up the ball behind the mound and threw home, and Hamilton looked done until he sidestepped Alcides Escobar's tag and dived back safely into third base to leave the bases loaded with one out.

''I see the guy running back toward third base, I said, `Gimme the ball,''' Escobar said. ''When I tried to tag him I thought, `Oh my God, where did the guy go?' That was a great move right there.''

Hamilton's speed and maneuvering set up the victory.

''That goes down as one of the more crazy things I've seen him do,'' said Barnhart, who homered in the ninth to tie it.

Royals manager Ned Yost argued with third base ump Jeff Nelson that Hamilton ran out of the base path.

''In their judgment he didn't leave the baseline,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''I said, `In my judgment he did. Can you check with Laz (Diaz, plate umpire)?' Laz was of the same opinion. You don't really have much ground there.''

Votto then tripled on a 2-1 count to the right-center wall, and Eugenio Suarez singled home Votto.

''I was looking for a quality pitch that I could put a little air on,'' Votto said. ''Can't hit the ball on the ground there. Can't hit it too shallow. I got a good pitch and put a good swing on it.''

Dave Hernandez (2-0) hit a batter and struck out two.

Barnhart drove a 2-2 pitch by Kelvin Herrera over the right-field fence into in the Royals' bullpen to lead off the ninth.

It was Herrera's second blown save in 16 opportunities.

After Barnhart's home run, Herrera walked Votto for his first walk of the season in his 27th relief appearance. He also walked Jesse Winker with two outs before retiring Adam Duvall on a groundball to end the inning.

Ian Kennedy, who has won one of his last 27 home starts, pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three singles. He was removed after 104 pitches and the Royals holding a 1-0 lead.

''I leave it up to the staff to make that decision, not me,'' Kennedy said on coming back for the ninth. ''I kind of felt like Kelvin has been so good this year I imagined that was probably my last inning.''

Kennedy retired 12 straight after navigating his way out of a bases-loaded jam to end the second.

The Reds loaded the bases in the second inning on Scooter Gennett's leadoff single and walks by Suarez and Duvall. Kennedy got out of that jam when Jose Peraza flied out to center fielder Abraham Almonte, who threw out Gennett attempting to score.

Hunter Dozier led off the fifth with a 425-foot homer to left on a 2-2 pitch by Sal Romano.

That was the only hiccup for Romano. He allowed only three singles outside of Dozier's home run in eight innings.

The Royals have dropped eight of nine and have lost 22 of 32 home games.

SPELLING LESSON

The Kaufman Stadium scoreboard spelled the opposing team as ''Cincinatti.''

ROSTER MOVES

Royals: RHP Justin Grimm (low back stiffness) was recalled from his minor league injury rehab with Triple-A Omaha and activated. The Royals optioned rookie RHP Trevor Oaks to the Storm Chasers. OF Jorge Bonifacio, who is finishing an 80-game suspension, will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Omaha. Major League Baseball suspended Bonifacio for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (right knee inflammation) allowed five runs on six hits in three innings in a rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Louisville. All the runs scored in the fifth when Bailey allowed two doubles and a triple. ''I talked to (Louisville bench coach) Dick Schofield and he basically said the first two innings looked good and then he got hit hard,'' Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said.

Royals: Jorge Soler (bruised left big toe) returned to the lineup for the first time since Friday.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle has allowed two earned runs over 10 innings in his first two June starts, going 1-0.

Royals: RHP Jason Hammel is 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA in his past four starts.

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  • W: D. Hernandez (2-0)L: K. McCarthy (4-3)
  • HR: CIN - T. Barnhart (4), KC - H. Dozier (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF51200010.285.352.469.8212.5
T. Barnhart C52211003.259.342.381.7238.0
J. Votto DH41130111.309.433.449.8827.5
S. Gennett 2B40100111.339.376.551.9271.5
E. Suarez 3B40110101.299.386.561.9483.0
J. Winker LF30000204.259.370.362.7322.0
A. Duvall 1B40000115.187.272.384.6560.5
J. Peraza SS40100003.265.298.335.6321.0
B. Hamilton CF41000011.189.282.279.5610.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield RF40200001.290.364.417.7802.0
    M. Moustakas 3B40000003.263.317.483.8000.0
    S. Perez C30100011.235.286.459.7451.5
    J. Soler DH40000014.263.352.465.817-0.5
    A. Gordon LF40000011.263.318.371.689-0.5
    H. Dozier 1B41111011.250.313.375.6885.5
    R. Goins 2B40000000.224.255.306.5610.0
    A. Escobar SS40000000.214.264.307.5700.0
    A. Almonte CF30000100.194.250.306.5561.0
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Votto (2)
      • HR - T. Barnhart (4)
      • RBI - T. Barnhart (20), J. Votto 3 (30), E. Suarez (49)
      BATTING
      • HR - H. Dozier (2)
      • RBI - H. Dozier (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Peraza-Gennett-Duvall)
      • E - E. Suarez (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Almonte
      • DP - 2 (Goins-Escobar-Dozier; Almonte-Perez)
      • E - M. Moustakas (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Romano8.04111215.671.4822.0
      D. Hernandez (W, 2-0)1.00000202.011.0311.0
      A. Garrett1.00000002.210.983.0
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Romano8.0
      D. Hernandez (W, 2-0)1.0
      A. Garrett1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Kennedy8.03003505.131.5523.5
      K. Herrera (BS, 2)1.01112011.050.82-1.0
      K. McCarthy (L, 4-3)1.04441004.131.20-11.0
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Kennedy8.0
      K. Herrera (BS, 2)1.0
      K. McCarthy (L, 4-3)1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Hernandez (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 106-68, D. Hernandez 14-8, A. Garrett 8-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 13-9, A. Garrett 2-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Romano 29, D. Hernandez 4, A. Garrett 3
      PITCHING
      • IBB - K. McCarthy
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 104-68, K. Herrera 31-15, K. McCarthy 15-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 5-12, K. Herrera 1-2, K. McCarthy 3-1
      • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 28, K. Herrera 6, K. McCarthy 9
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      T. Barnhart C52211003.259.342.381.7238.0
      J. Votto DH41130111.309.433.449.8827.5
      S. Gennett 2B40100111.339.376.551.9271.5
      E. Suarez 3B40110101.299.386.561.9483.0
      J. Winker LF30000204.259.370.362.7322.0
      A. Duvall 1B40000115.187.272.384.6560.5
      J. Peraza SS40100003.265.298.335.6321.0
      B. Hamilton CF41000011.189.282.279.5610.5
      Total3758516519-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        W. Merrifield RF40200001.290.364.417.7802.0
        M. Moustakas 3B40000003.263.317.483.8000.0
        S. Perez C30100011.235.286.459.7451.5
        J. Soler DH40000014.263.352.465.817-0.5
        A. Gordon LF40000011.263.318.371.689-0.5
        H. Dozier 1B41111011.250.313.375.6885.5
        R. Goins 2B40000000.224.255.306.5610.0
        A. Escobar SS40000000.214.264.307.5700.0
        A. Almonte CF30000100.194.250.306.5561.0
        Total3414111411-----
          BATTING
          • 3B - J. Votto (2)
          • HR - T. Barnhart (4)
          • RBI - T. Barnhart (20), J. Votto 3 (30), E. Suarez (49)
          BATTING
          • HR - H. Dozier (2)
          • RBI - H. Dozier (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Peraza-Gennett-Duvall)
          • E - E. Suarez (6)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Almonte
          • DP - 2 (Goins-Escobar-Dozier; Almonte-Perez)
          • E - M. Moustakas (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Romano8.04111215.671.4822.0
          D. Hernandez (W, 2-0)1.00000202.011.0311.0
          A. Garrett1.00000002.210.983.0
          Total10.0411141---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Romano8.0
          D. Hernandez (W, 2-0)1.0
          A. Garrett1.0
          Total10.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Kennedy8.03003505.131.5523.5
          K. Herrera (BS, 2)1.01112011.050.82-1.0
          K. McCarthy (L, 4-3)1.04441004.131.20-11.0
          Total10.0855651---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Kennedy8.0
          K. Herrera (BS, 2)1.0
          K. McCarthy (L, 4-3)1.0
          Total10.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - D. Hernandez (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 106-68, D. Hernandez 14-8, A. Garrett 8-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 13-9, A. Garrett 2-1
          • Batters Faced - S. Romano 29, D. Hernandez 4, A. Garrett 3
          PITCHING
          • IBB - K. McCarthy
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 104-68, K. Herrera 31-15, K. McCarthy 15-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 5-12, K. Herrera 1-2, K. McCarthy 3-1
          • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 28, K. Herrera 6, K. McCarthy 9
          • 10TH INNING
            Suarez singled to left, Votto scored, Gennett to second51
            Votto tripled to deep center, Hamilton, Schebler and Barnhart scored41
          • 9TH INNING
            Barnhart homered to right11
          • 5TH INNING
            Dozier homered to left center01
          • 10TH INNING
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Kelvin Herrera
            • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza reached on an infield single to shortstop, Peraza to second on 3rd baseman Moustakas fielding error
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Hamilton reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Peraza out at third
            • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Schebler singled to right, Hamilton to third
            • T. Barnhart: Barnhart reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Schebler to second
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto tripled to deep center, Hamilton, Schebler and Barnhart scored
            • S. Gennett: Gennett intentionally walked
            • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to left, Votto scored, Gennett to second
            • J. Winker: Winker flied out to right
            • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 10th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Amir Garrett relieved David Hernandez
            • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goins lined out to center
            • A. Escobar: Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
            • A. Almonte: Almonte grounded out to second
            • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 9TH INNING
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Ian Kennedy
            • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Barnhart homered to right
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
            • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett flied out to left
            • E. Suarez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Suarez flied out to deep center
            • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Winker walked, Votto to second
            • A. Duvall: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Duvall grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • David Hernandez relieved Sal Romano
            • S. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez hit by pitch
            • J. Soler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Foul, Gordon flied out to left
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza lined out to right
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to first
            • S. Schebler: Schebler lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Escobar grounded out to third
            • A. Almonte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Almonte walked
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield flied out to deep center
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Gennett lined out to left
            • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez lined out to center
            • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
            • A. Duvall: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Dozier flied out to deep right
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goins grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
            • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart singled to right
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield singled to right
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Moustakas reached on fielder's choice to second, Merrifield out at second
            • S. Perez: Foul, Perez lined out to center
            • J. Soler: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soler lined out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Winker grounded out to second
            • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Duvall flied out to center
            • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza flied out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier homered to left center
            • R. Goins: Goins grounded out to first
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Almonte: Ball, Almonte grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto grounded out to first
            • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
            • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soler grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Hamilton flied out to left
            • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Schebler flied out to shallow left
            • T. Barnhart: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Foul, Escobar flied out to deep right
            • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Almonte flied out to center
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Merrifield singled to left
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Merrifield out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett singled to center
            • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Gennett to second
            • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker lined out to center, Gennett to third
            • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duvall walked, Suarez to second
            • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza flied into double play center to catcher, Gennett out at home
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon flied out to deep center
            • H. Dozier: Dozier flied out to deep right
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goins lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Schebler reached on an infield single to second
            • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Schebler out at second
            • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Romano Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez fielding error
            • S. Perez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Perez singled to center, Moustakas to second
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Foul, Soler grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Perez out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)