Gennett's HR, 4 hits help Reds defeat Nationals 6-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Scooter Gennett homered and got four hits, yet his most biggest contribution Sunday might have come with his arm.

After helping the Cincinnati Reds build a six-run lead, Gennett threw out Brian Goodwin at the plate on a fifth-inning relay, disrupting chance at a comeback in a 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.

''That was a huge play,'' Reds starter Scott Feldman said. ''I thought maybe the most important play of the game.''

The Reds won for just the second time in 15 games while avoiding a sweep.

Gennett got his most hits in a game since he had five while becoming the 17th major league player homer four times in a game on June 6.

''It was a good day for us,'' Gennett said. ''The first two games were pretty rough. It was a tough loss the first day and yesterday was pretty bad. To be able to get a win and bounce back is huge.''

Gennett's RBI single came as Reds scored five times in the first inning off Tanner Roark (6-5). His 11th home run made it 6-0 in the second.

After Feldman (6-5) allowed Michael Taylor's 11th home run to cut it to 6-2 in the fourth, the NL East-leading Nationals tried to rally.

Goodwin singled and Bryce Harper doubled to begin the fifth, with Washington third base coach Bob Henley trying to turn that into a run.

Henley sent Goodwin, who was out by a few steps after Gennett took right fielder Scott Schebler's throw and fired home. That denied Harper an RBI on his three-hit day.

''Nobody feels worse than Bobby Henley in the whole ballpark,'' Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. ''That probably wasn't the optimum time to send the guys, because we were threatening and who knows what can happen. But that's a job that I never wanted. I think that's the toughest job on the field.''

Feldman retired the last eight batters he faced to complete seven innings and pick up his fourth win in five decisions.

''Taylor hits a two-run homer and (you think) `We could use a tack-on run,''' Reds manager Bryan Price said. ''We didn't get any more, but between Scott and the bullpen they were able to shut it down.''

Roark gave up six runs over six innings and 115 pitches after requiring 40 to complete the first.

The right-hander has now yielded 19 runs over his last three starts as his ERA has risen more than a run to 5.15, though he felt Sunday's result owed more to bad fortune.

''I felt like I was making my pitches and sometimes stuff like that happens,'' Roark said. ''You can't get overwhelmed or mad about it. You just tip your cap and keep going out there.''

HARPER STILL HOT

Harper also walked to reach base four times. He has now hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games and and recorded three hits in eight games this season.

DAY-GAME BLUES

The loss dropped Washington to 14-19 in day games this season.

''We've got to find a way to improve our daytime record,'' Baker said. ''That's a nemesis for us this year.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez was out of the starting lineup for the first time since June 8, but came in as a defensive replacement and popped out in the ninth. He is hitting .180 over his last 17 games and is just 2 for 18 on the Reds' road trip.

Nationals: LHP Sammy Solis (elbow) made a fifth rehab outing on Saturday night, retiring two batters on 11 pitches.

UP NEXT

Reds: LHP Brandon Finnegan (1-0, 2.70) draws the start Monday at St. Louis in a makeup game from an April 29 rainout. It is Finnegan's first outing since going on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury on April 16.

Nationals: Begin a four-game home series against the Cubs, who are combined .206 (20 for 97) against Gio Gonzalez (7-1, 2.96), Washington's starter on Monday.

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  • W: S. Feldman (6-5)L: T. Roark (6-5)
  • HR: CIN - S. Gennett (11), WAS - M. Taylor (11)
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S. Gennett 2B52421001.308.346.592.93811.0
J. Votto 1B51100013.301.412.584.9961.5
A. Duvall LF30100111.273.321.531.8522.5
S. Schebler RF30100113.256.330.545.8741.5
P. Kivlehan 3B41010004.250.326.450.7762.0
R. Iglesias P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
J. Peraza SS41100010.254.282.338.6201.5
T. Barnhart C40220010.285.335.411.7474.5
S. Feldman P30000032.000.000.000.000-1.5
T. Cingrani P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Suarez 3B10000000.266.364.464.8280.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Turner SS40000010.264.301.407.708-0.5
    B. Goodwin LF40200000.275.343.571.9152.0
    B. Harper RF30300100.311.416.5841.0005.0
    D. Murphy 2B40100004.342.393.576.9691.0
    A. Rendon 3B40000016.291.397.537.933-0.5
    A. Lind 1B31100111.327.393.574.9672.5
    O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Taylor CF41121021.273.305.517.8216.0
    J. Lobaton C30000011.141.195.254.448-0.5
    a- S. Drew PH10000000.333.362.471.8330.0
    T. Roark P20000001.115.148.154.3020.0
    M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- W. Difo PH10000000.198.255.275.5300.0
    J. Blanton P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
    R. Zimmerman 1B10000000.350.391.6571.0490.0
    • a-flied out for Lobaton in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Grace in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Hamilton (8), A. Duvall (19), T. Barnhart (15)
    • HR - S. Gennett (11)
    • RBI - S. Gennett 2 (40), P. Kivlehan (12), T. Barnhart 2 (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Barnhart 2 (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Harper (17)
    • HR - M. Taylor (11)
    • RBI - M. Taylor 2 (30)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - S. Schebler (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - B. Harper
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Feldman (W, 6-5)7.07222514.071.3222.5
    T. Cingrani0.11000002.191.14-1.0
    R. Iglesias1.20000101.730.963.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Feldman (W, 6-5)7.0
    T. Cingrani0.1
    R. Iglesias1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Roark (L, 6-5)6.09662715.151.44-0.5
    M. Grace1.02000102.921.221.5
    J. Blanton1.11000009.001.832.0
    O. Perez0.20000104.021.150.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Roark (L, 6-5)6.0
    M. Grace1.0
    J. Blanton1.1
    O. Perez0.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Feldman (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Feldman 119-72, T. Cingrani 7-5, R. Iglesias 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Feldman 9-6
    • Batters Faced - S. Feldman 29, T. Cingrani 2, R. Iglesias 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 116-79, M. Grace 17-12, J. Blanton 15-12, O. Perez 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 5-5, M. Grace 1-0, J. Blanton 1-3, O. Perez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Roark 28, M. Grace 4, J. Blanton 5, O. Perez 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Hamilton CF51200011.235.285.306.5913.5
    S. Gennett 2B52421001.308.346.592.93811.0
    J. Votto 1B51100013.301.412.584.9961.5
    A. Duvall LF30100111.273.321.531.8522.5
    S. Schebler RF30100113.256.330.545.8741.5
    P. Kivlehan 3B41010004.250.326.450.7762.0
    R. Iglesias P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
    J. Peraza SS41100010.254.282.338.6201.5
    T. Barnhart C40220010.285.335.411.7474.5
    S. Feldman P30000032.000.000.000.000-1.5
    T. Cingrani P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    E. Suarez 3B10000000.266.364.464.8280.0
    Total37612512915-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Turner SS40000010.264.301.407.708-0.5
      B. Goodwin LF40200000.275.343.571.9152.0
      B. Harper RF30300100.311.416.5841.0005.0
      D. Murphy 2B40100004.342.393.576.9691.0
      A. Rendon 3B40000016.291.397.537.933-0.5
      A. Lind 1B31100111.327.393.574.9672.5
      O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Taylor CF41121021.273.305.517.8216.0
      J. Lobaton C30000011.141.195.254.448-0.5
      a- S. Drew PH10000000.333.362.471.8330.0
      T. Roark P20000001.115.148.154.3020.0
      M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- W. Difo PH10000000.198.255.275.5300.0
      J. Blanton P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
      R. Zimmerman 1B10000000.350.391.6571.0490.0
      Total3428212614-----
      • a-flied out for Lobaton in the 9th
      • b-grounded out for Grace in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Hamilton (8), A. Duvall (19), T. Barnhart (15)
      • HR - S. Gennett (11)
      • RBI - S. Gennett 2 (40), P. Kivlehan (12), T. Barnhart 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Barnhart 2 (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Harper (17)
      • HR - M. Taylor (11)
      • RBI - M. Taylor 2 (30)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Schebler (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Harper
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Feldman (W, 6-5)7.07222514.071.3222.5
      T. Cingrani0.11000002.191.14-1.0
      R. Iglesias1.20000101.730.963.5
      Total9.0822261---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Feldman (W, 6-5)7.0
      T. Cingrani0.1
      R. Iglesias1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 6-5)6.09662715.151.44-0.5
      M. Grace1.02000102.921.221.5
      J. Blanton1.11000009.001.832.0
      O. Perez0.20000104.021.150.5
      Total9.01266291---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 6-5)6.0
      M. Grace1.0
      J. Blanton1.1
      O. Perez0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Feldman (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Feldman 119-72, T. Cingrani 7-5, R. Iglesias 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Feldman 9-6
      • Batters Faced - S. Feldman 29, T. Cingrani 2, R. Iglesias 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 116-79, M. Grace 17-12, J. Blanton 15-12, O. Perez 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 5-5, M. Grace 1-0, J. Blanton 1-3, O. Perez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 28, M. Grace 4, J. Blanton 5, O. Perez 2
      • 4TH INNING
        Taylor homered to center, Lind scored62
      • 2ND INNING
        Gennett homered to right center60
      • 1ST INNING
        Barnhart doubled to deep right, Kivlehan and Peraza scored50
        Kivlehan reached on fielder's choice to third, Votto scored, Schebler out at second30
        Votto singled to right, Gennett scored, Votto to second on right fielder Harper fielding error20
        Gennett singled to shallow left, Hamilton scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Blanton Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez fouled out to right
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hamilton reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Oliver Perez relieved Adam Lind
        • Ryan Zimmerman at first
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett grounded out to first, Hamilton to second
        • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Iglesias Pitching:
        • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • Stephen Drew hit for Jose Lobaton
        • S. Drew: Ball, Ball, Drew flied out to center
        • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman lined out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Blanton pitching
        • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Kivlehan popped out to shortstop
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to third
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Barnhart flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Cingrani relieved Scott Feldman
        • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harper singled to center
        • D. Murphy: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Murphy flied out to right
        • Raisel Iglesias pitching
        • Eugenio Suarez at third
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Rendon flied out to deep right
        • A. Lind: Ball, Lind flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Matt Grace relieved Tanner Roark
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Gennett singled to left
        • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Gennett out at second
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Duvall doubled to deep right center
        • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wilmer Difo hit for Matt Grace
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Difo grounded out to second
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Goodwin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin popped out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Barnhart singled to right
        • S. Feldman: Foul, Foul, Foul, Feldman struck out bunting foul
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Feldman Pitching:
        • A. Lind: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lind struck out swinging
        • M. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Taylor grounded out to third
        • J. Lobaton: Strike looking, Ball, Lobaton flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Gennett singled to left center
        • J. Votto: Ball, Votto flied out to left
        • A. Duvall: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Duvall reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gennett out at second
        • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schebler walked, Duvall to second
        • P. Kivlehan: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kivlehan reached on fielder's choice to third, Duvall out at third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Feldman Pitching:
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Goodwin singled to shallow left center
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Harper doubled to deep right, Goodwin out at home
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy flied out to left
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rendon grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
        • S. Feldman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Feldman struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hamilton flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Feldman Pitching:
        • A. Lind: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lind singled to shallow center
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor homered to center, Lind scored
        • J. Lobaton: Ball, Strike looking, Lobaton grounded out to second
        • T. Roark: Roark grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner flied out to deep right
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Schebler singled to right
        • P. Kivlehan: Kivlehan grounded into double play third to second to first, Schebler out at second
        • J. Peraza: Peraza lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Feldman Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
        • B. Goodwin: Foul, Foul, Goodwin grounded out to third
        • B. Harper: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper walked
        • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy singled to right center, Harper to third
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Murphy out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Hamilton flied out to center
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gennett homered to right center
        • J. Votto: Votto flied out to center
        • A. Duvall: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Feldman Pitching:
        • A. Lind: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lind walked
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        • J. Lobaton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lobaton struck out swinging
        • T. Roark: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Roark flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Hamilton doubled to deep right center
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gennett singled to shallow left, Hamilton scored
        • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto singled to right, Gennett scored, Votto to second on right fielder Harper fielding error
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duvall walked
        • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Ball, Schebler reached on fielder's choice to first, Votto to third, Duvall out at second
        • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kivlehan reached on fielder's choice to third, Votto scored, Schebler out at second
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Peraza reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kivlehan to second
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Barnhart doubled to deep right, Kivlehan and Peraza scored
        • S. Feldman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Feldman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
        • S. Feldman Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Goodwin singled to center
        • B. Harper: Harper singled to right center, Goodwin to second
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy flied out to left
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Goodwin to third, Harper to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)