Mahle, Duvall lead Reds over skidding Royals 7-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tyler Mahle is pitching well in June. Then again, most everyone is pitching well against the Kansas City Royals this month.

Mahle allowed three hits while working into the seventh, Adam Duvall hit a ninth-inning grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Royals 7-0 on Wednesday night.

Mahle (5-6) allowed only one runner to touch second base in 6 1/3 innings, matching his career longest start. He is 2-0 in June, allowing two earned runs and 14 hits in 16 1/3 innings.

''I was able to make big pitches, get weak contact and guys were able to make plays behind me, and I was able to hold them off long enough for us to score some runs,'' Mahle said.

The Royals have lost nine of 10 and have dropped 23 of 33 home games. They have scored 11 runs in their last eight games and 23 in 12 June games. They have scored one run in the past 25 innings.

''We've got to be better than that,'' losing pitcher Jason Hammel said. ''This losing is getting old.''

Kansas City is hitting .147 this month with runners in scoring position, including 1 for 25 in the past six games.

Duvall greeted rookie reliever Jason Adam with his second grand slam in two weeks, driving a 2-2 pitch over the left-center wall.

''He threw me a couple of curveballs earlier in that at-bat, but I knew he liked his heater,'' Duvall said. ''That's what I was looking for there. It's a good feeling to come in here and win two.''

Hammel (2-7) allowed three runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. The Royals committed three errors, including two in the seventh helping the Reds score two runs.

''I know guys are not trying to kick the ball, not try to misplay it, but at this level those things affect the outcome,'' Hammel said. ''That's the game in a nutshell.''

Alex Gordon, a five-time American League Gold Glove winner, made two defensive gems in the sixth inning. Curt Casali singled off the left-field bullpen fence and tried to stretch it into a double. Gordon threw him out from the warning track for his fifth outfield assist this season and the 85th of his career.

Two pitches later, Gordon made a diving head-first catch of Billy Hamilton's liner to rob him of a hit.

''The first thing that went through my mind, is no wonder he's a gold, platinum glove winner,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''He's just so fantastic out there.''

Salvador Perez and Hunter Dozier grounded into double plays to end the first two Royals innings.

Mahle retired 12 of the next 13 batters he faced after Gordon walked in the second inning.

The Royals didn't have a runner touch second base until Whit Merrifield doubled with two out in the sixth.

STREAKING REDS

Scooter Gennett had two singles, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. ... Jose Peraza has reached base in 15 consecutive games. ... Reliever Jared Hughes, who pitched a scoreless inning, has not allowed a run in 15 straight appearances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: 1B Lucas Duda (right foot plantar fasciitis) is doing on-the-field activity. Yost said he is hopeful Duda will go out on a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

UP NEXT

Reds: They are off Thursday before RHP Matt Harvey will start Friday in Pittsburgh.

Royals: After an off-day Thursday, the Royals will open a three-game home series Friday with the Houston Astros. RHP Jakob Junis will be the KC starter for the opener.

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  • W: T. Mahle (5-6)L: J. Hammel (2-7)
  • HR: CIN - A. Duvall (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Schebler RF40100010.284.353.470.8232.5
J. Peraza SS51210001.267.300.340.6395.0
J. Votto DH40000003.304.427.442.8680.0
S. Gennett 2B42200000.341.378.550.9284.0
A. Blandino 2B00000000.235.324.296.6200.0
E. Suarez 3B41100002.298.384.555.9392.0
J. Winker LF30010002.255.365.356.7211.0
B. Dixon PR-1B01000000.200.273.250.5231.0
A. Duvall 1B-LF41141012.188.272.396.6688.5
C. Casali C40100010.429.500.7861.2860.5
B. Hamilton CF41100000.190.281.278.5592.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield CF30200100.294.369.424.7924.0
    M. Moustakas 3B40000004.259.313.475.7880.0
    S. Perez C40000001.230.281.449.7300.0
    J. Soler DH30200100.268.358.473.8314.0
    A. Gordon LF30000103.259.317.365.6821.0
    H. Dozier 1B40000014.239.300.359.659-0.5
    A. Escobar SS30100001.216.264.307.5711.0
    P. Orlando RF30000001.159.197.190.3870.0
    R. Torres 2B30000001.179.207.214.4210.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Schebler (10), J. Peraza (13)
      • HR - A. Duvall (11)
      • SH - J. Winker
      • RBI - J. Peraza (18), J. Winker (19), A. Duvall 4 (38)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (21), J. Soler (18)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Peraza-Gennett-Duvall; Suarez-Gennett-Duvall)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Gordon (5)
      • DP - (Escobar-Torres-Dozier)
      • E - H. Dozier, A. Escobar (6), R. Torres (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Mahle (W, 5-6)6.13002103.961.3723.5
      A. Garrett (H, 11)0.10000002.190.970.0
      J. Hughes (H, 5)1.01001000.990.961.0
      W. Peralta (H, 6)0.10000004.601.740.0
      R. Iglesias1.01000002.251.042.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Mahle (W, 5-6)6.1
      A. Garrett (H, 11)0.1
      J. Hughes (H, 5)1.0
      W. Peralta (H, 6)0.1
      R. Iglesias1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Hammel (L, 2-7)7.17320304.891.3911.5
      T. Hill0.21320004.791.31-3.0
      J. Adam1.01110014.701.241.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Hammel (L, 2-7)7.1
      T. Hill0.2
      J. Adam1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 88-59, A. Garrett 3-2, J. Hughes 23-15, W. Peralta 1-1, R. Iglesias 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-10, J. Hughes 3-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 22, A. Garrett, J. Hughes 5, W. Peralta, R. Iglesias 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Adam (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hammel 94-65, T. Hill 11-9, J. Adam 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hammel 8-11, T. Hill 3-0, J. Adam 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Hammel 29, T. Hill 4, J. Adam 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      S. Schebler RF40100010.284.353.470.8232.5
      J. Peraza SS51210001.267.300.340.6395.0
      J. Votto DH40000003.304.427.442.8680.0
      S. Gennett 2B42200000.341.378.550.9284.0
      A. Blandino 2B00000000.235.324.296.6200.0
      E. Suarez 3B41100002.298.384.555.9392.0
      J. Winker LF30010002.255.365.356.7211.0
      B. Dixon PR-1B01000000.200.273.250.5231.0
      A. Duvall 1B-LF41141012.188.272.396.6688.5
      C. Casali C40100010.429.500.7861.2860.5
      B. Hamilton CF41100000.190.281.278.5592.0
      Total3679610310-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        W. Merrifield CF30200100.294.369.424.7924.0
        M. Moustakas 3B40000004.259.313.475.7880.0
        S. Perez C40000001.230.281.449.7300.0
        J. Soler DH30200100.268.358.473.8314.0
        A. Gordon LF30000103.259.317.365.6821.0
        H. Dozier 1B40000014.239.300.359.659-0.5
        A. Escobar SS30100001.216.264.307.5711.0
        P. Orlando RF30000001.159.197.190.3870.0
        R. Torres 2B30000001.179.207.214.4210.0
        Total3005003115-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Schebler (10), J. Peraza (13)
          • HR - A. Duvall (11)
          • SH - J. Winker
          • RBI - J. Peraza (18), J. Winker (19), A. Duvall 4 (38)
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Merrifield (21), J. Soler (18)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Peraza-Gennett-Duvall; Suarez-Gennett-Duvall)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Gordon (5)
          • DP - (Escobar-Torres-Dozier)
          • E - H. Dozier, A. Escobar (6), R. Torres (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Mahle (W, 5-6)6.13002103.961.3723.5
          A. Garrett (H, 11)0.10000002.190.970.0
          J. Hughes (H, 5)1.01001000.990.961.0
          W. Peralta (H, 6)0.10000004.601.740.0
          R. Iglesias1.01000002.251.042.0
          Total9.0500310---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Mahle (W, 5-6)6.1
          A. Garrett (H, 11)0.1
          J. Hughes (H, 5)1.0
          W. Peralta (H, 6)0.1
          R. Iglesias1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Hammel (L, 2-7)7.17320304.891.3911.5
          T. Hill0.21320004.791.31-3.0
          J. Adam1.01110014.701.241.0
          Total9.0975031---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Hammel (L, 2-7)7.1
          T. Hill0.2
          J. Adam1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 88-59, A. Garrett 3-2, J. Hughes 23-15, W. Peralta 1-1, R. Iglesias 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-10, J. Hughes 3-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 22, A. Garrett, J. Hughes 5, W. Peralta, R. Iglesias 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Adam (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hammel 94-65, T. Hill 11-9, J. Adam 14-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hammel 8-11, T. Hill 3-0, J. Adam 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Hammel 29, T. Hill 4, J. Adam 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Duvall homered to left, Gennett, Suarez and Dixon scored70
          • 8TH INNING
            Peraza singled to center, Hamilton scored, Schebler to third30
          • 7TH INNING
            Winker grounded out to first, Gennett scored, Suarez to third on 1st baseman Dozier fielding error20
            Gennett safe at first on shortstop Escobar fielding error, Peraza scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. Hill Pitching:
            • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Gennett singled to center
            • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Suarez safe at first on 2nd baseman Torres fielding error, Gennett to second
            • J. Winker: Winker hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Gennett to third, Suarez to second
            • Brandon Dixon ran for Jesse Winker
            • Jason Adam relieved Tim Hill
            • A. Duvall: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duvall homered to left, Gennett, Suarez and Dixon scored
            • C. Casali: Strike looking, Foul, Casali lined out to center
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton grounded out to first
            • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler hit by pitch
            • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Peraza fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Raisel Iglesias relieved Wandy Peralta
            • S. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to right
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Soler doubled to shallow left
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon lined out to center
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Dozier popped out to first
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • C. Casali: Foul, Ball, Ball, Casali grounded out to third
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hamilton singled to center
            • S. Schebler: Schebler doubled to deep center, Hamilton to third
            • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza singled to center, Hamilton scored, Schebler to third
            • Tim Hill relieved Jason Hammel
            • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Votto grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Peraza out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hughes Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Escobar reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • P. Orlando: Orlando grounded out to shortstop, Escobar to second
            • R. Torres: Ball, Foul, Ball, Torres grounded out to first, Escobar to third
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield walked
            • Wandy Peralta relieved Jared Hughes
            • M. Moustakas: Moustakas lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza doubled to left center
            • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Votto lined out to second, Peraza to third
            • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gennett safe at first on shortstop Escobar fielding error, Peraza scored
            • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Suarez singled to left, Gennett to third
            • J. Winker: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Winker grounded out to first, Gennett scored, Suarez to third on 1st baseman Dozier fielding error
            • A. Duvall: Duvall popped out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Perez flied out to deep right
            • J. Soler: Soler singled to center
            • Amir Garrett relieved Tyler Mahle
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon flied out to deep left
            • Jared Hughes relieved Amir Garrett
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Dozier grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • C. Casali: Strike swinging, Casali singled to deep left, Casali out at second
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton lined out to left
            • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • P. Orlando: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Orlando grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Torres: Ball, Torres lined out to center
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield doubled to shallow left
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas flied out to deep center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez flied out to right
            • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Winker flied out to deep right
            • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soler walked
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gordon flied out to deep left
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep left
            • J. Votto: Votto flied out to left
            • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Gennett grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Merrifield flied out to deep right
            • M. Moustakas: Moustakas flied out to center
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perez grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • C. Casali: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to second
            • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Escobar flied out to right
            • P. Orlando: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Orlando grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Torres grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • S. Gennett: Gennett singled to center
            • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Suarez grounded out to third, Gennett to second
            • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Winker flied out to left
            • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Duvall lined out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Soler flied out to right
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded into double play third to second to first, Gordon out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to center
            • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza popped out to shortstop
            • J. Votto: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto lined out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mahle Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Merrifield singled to left center
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Moustakas popped out to second
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Merrifield out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)