Bailey picks up 1st win since Aug. 12, Reds beat Rockies 8-1

DENVER (AP) Homer Bailey wouldn't read too much into one solid outing.

Still, it was a big step in the right direction for the right-hander whose career has been riddled by arm injuries.

Bailey went six effective innings for his first win since Aug. 12, Billy Hamilton had a two-out, two-run single after missing a game with a bothersome back and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Tuesday night.

''You just keep grinding away,'' Bailey said.

Bailey (1-2) scattered eight hits in the longest of his three starts this season. He was on the disabled list until June 24 as he recovered from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow. He's still working his way back into form.

The 31-year-old Bailey has been limited to 11 starts since 2015 due to an assortment of arm surgeries.

''He missed a lot of time,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said. ''When he's on, he's a good matchup. He can beat anybody.''

In his first two starts this season, Bailey allowed 14 runs in 4 2/3 innings. He had plenty of traffic on the bases against Colorado, but worked his way out of trouble as he lowered his ERA from 27.00 to 12.66.

Back to his old self?

''That's the thing about baseball - as soon as you think something is going the right way, it stops, or you think it's going the wrong way, and it ends,'' Price said. ''We just let the season play itself out. That's the safe way to go.''

Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler and pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett added homers for the Reds, who have won three of their last 18 road games.

Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland (8-7) struggled early before settling down. He gave up five runs over 5 1/3 innings in his third straight loss.

''I think the line probably looks a little worse than how he pitched,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He got a couple pitches up later in the game.''

Hamilton quickly rebounded from a stiff lower back. Price said his speedy outfielder arrived at the park early Tuesday, took some treatment, hit in the cage and was pronounced fit to play. Hamilton had two hits, including his two-run single in the second to make it 3-1, and was robbed of another on an over-the-shoulder catch by Rockies second baseman Alexi Amarista.

In the third inning, Peraza's blooper dropped in for a run-scoring single after left fielder Raimel Tapia momentarily hesitated. Possibly sensing some frustration from Freeland, Black sauntered to the mound, told everyone to stay away and had a one-on-one conversation with his pitcher.

Whatever Black said - he wouldn't elaborate - momentarily did the trick. Freeland retired eight straight, including a diving catch by Tapia, before Peraza's homer in the sixth.

''My command is not where it needs to be,'' Freeland said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: 2B DJ LeMahieu (groin) was given the night off. ''It's a good break for him,'' Black said.

BETTIS UPDATE

Rockies RHP Chad Bettis threw 30 pitches in the bullpen, eight warmup tosses and then 25 more during a batting practice session Tuesday as he continues his comeback from treatment for testicular cancer.

''It's nice to be talking about mechanics again instead of how my strength is, how I'm recovering, stuff like that,'' said Bettis, who went through his final round of chemotherapy in May. ''I feel back.''

Bettis will throw batting practice again this weekend and then may head out for a rehab assignment.

THIS & THAT

Cincinnati's two All-Stars, Zack Cozart and Joey Votto, were a combined 0 for 10. ... The Reds scored six runs with two outs. ... Gennett has 14 homers this season to tie a career high.

POWER SHORTAGE

The Rockies had 10 hits - all singles.

''We need five or six guys swinging the bat well. We do not have that now,'' Black said.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Scott Feldman will take the mound Wednesday. He leads the team in wins (7), innings pitched (97 2/3), strikeouts (80) and quality starts (9).

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (1-0, 3.93 ERA) makes his second start since returning from a broken bone in his left foot.

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  • W: H. Bailey (1-2)L: K. Freeland (8-7)
  • HR: CIN - S. Gennett (14), J. Peraza (4), S. Schebler (21)
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S. Schebler RF42311000.255.333.533.86610.0
J. Peraza 2B41221001.253.278.339.6178.0
T. Barnhart C12000302.279.344.395.7395.0
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  • a-homered for Peralta in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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R. Tapia LF41200001.313.360.482.8413.0
N. Arenado 3B40200001.299.350.540.8902.0
C. Gonzalez RF40210011.222.298.345.6432.5
M. Reynolds 1B40200004.285.370.519.8892.0
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A. Amarista 2B40100013.265.286.392.6780.5
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  • a-struck out for Lyles in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Duvall (24), S. Schebler (13)
  • HR - S. Schebler (21), J. Peraza (4), S. Gennett (14)
  • SH - H. Bailey 2 (3)
  • RBI - B. Hamilton 2 (22), A. Duvall (59), S. Schebler (41), J. Peraza 2 (26), S. Gennett 2 (45)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Hamilton 2 (9), A. Duvall (16), J. Peraza (13), S. Gennett 2 (19)
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Gonzalez (22)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - A. Amarista
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Bailey (W, 1-2)6.081103012.662.3420.5
W. Peralta1.00000203.290.994.0
M. Lorenzen1.01000103.091.262.5
A. Wojciechowski1.01000206.451.393.0
PITCHERSIP
H. Bailey (W, 1-2)6.0
W. Peralta1.0
M. Lorenzen1.0
A. Wojciechowski1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (L, 8-7)5.18552114.001.46-4.5
J. Lyles1.20000106.571.433.5
A. Ottavino1.02332126.001.63-3.5
M. Dunn1.00000005.601.653.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (L, 8-7)5.1
J. Lyles1.2
A. Ottavino1.0
M. Dunn1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Bailey (2), M. Lorenzen (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 99-65, W. Peralta 13-8, M. Lorenzen 14-8, A. Wojciechowski 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 7-6, A. Wojciechowski 1-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 24, W. Peralta 3, M. Lorenzen 4, A. Wojciechowski 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 98-63, J. Lyles 17-11, A. Ottavino 27-15, M. Dunn 8-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-7, J. Lyles 2-2, A. Ottavino 2-0, M. Dunn 3-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 26, J. Lyles 5, A. Ottavino 7, M. Dunn 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Votto 1B50000011.312.421.6171.039-0.5
A. Duvall LF50110000.276.321.552.8733.0
E. Suarez 3B51100011.253.358.441.7991.5
S. Schebler RF42311000.255.333.533.86610.0
J. Peraza 2B41221001.253.278.339.6178.0
T. Barnhart C12000302.279.344.395.7395.0
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  • a-homered for Peralta in the 8th
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C. Blackmon CF40100000.312.366.575.9411.0
R. Tapia LF41200001.313.360.482.8413.0
N. Arenado 3B40200001.299.350.540.8902.0
C. Gonzalez RF40210011.222.298.345.6432.5
M. Reynolds 1B40200004.285.370.519.8892.0
T. Story SS40000024.219.303.397.699-1.0
A. Amarista 2B40100013.265.286.392.6780.5
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a- P. Valaika PH10000010.228.258.478.736-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Lyles in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Duvall (24), S. Schebler (13)
  • HR - S. Schebler (21), J. Peraza (4), S. Gennett (14)
  • SH - H. Bailey 2 (3)
  • RBI - B. Hamilton 2 (22), A. Duvall (59), S. Schebler (41), J. Peraza 2 (26), S. Gennett 2 (45)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Hamilton 2 (9), A. Duvall (16), J. Peraza (13), S. Gennett 2 (19)
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Gonzalez (22)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - A. Amarista
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Bailey (W, 1-2)6.081103012.662.3420.5
W. Peralta1.00000203.290.994.0
M. Lorenzen1.01000103.091.262.5
A. Wojciechowski1.01000206.451.393.0
Total9.01011080---
PITCHERSIP
H. Bailey (W, 1-2)6.0
W. Peralta1.0
M. Lorenzen1.0
A. Wojciechowski1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (L, 8-7)5.18552114.001.46-4.5
J. Lyles1.20000106.571.433.5
A. Ottavino1.02332126.001.63-3.5
M. Dunn1.00000005.601.653.0
Total9.01088433---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (L, 8-7)5.1
J. Lyles1.2
A. Ottavino1.0
M. Dunn1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Bailey (2), M. Lorenzen (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 99-65, W. Peralta 13-8, M. Lorenzen 14-8, A. Wojciechowski 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 7-6, A. Wojciechowski 1-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 24, W. Peralta 3, M. Lorenzen 4, A. Wojciechowski 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 98-63, J. Lyles 17-11, A. Ottavino 27-15, M. Dunn 8-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-7, J. Lyles 2-2, A. Ottavino 2-0, M. Dunn 3-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 26, J. Lyles 5, A. Ottavino 7, M. Dunn 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Gennett homered to right, Barnhart scored81
    Schebler homered to right center61
  • 6TH INNING
    Peraza homered to left51
  • 3RD INNING
    Peraza singled to left, Suarez scored, Schebler to second41
  • 2ND INNING
    Hamilton singled to left, Schebler and Barnhart scored31
  • 1ST INNING
    Gonzalez singled to right, Tapia scored, Arenado to second11
    Duvall doubled to deep right center, Hamilton scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mike Dunn relieved Adam Ottavino
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • A. Duvall: Duvall grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Asher Wojciechowski relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds singled to center
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Schebler homered to right center
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to third
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • Scooter Gennett hit for Wandy Peralta
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gennett homered to right, Barnhart scored
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cozart grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • R. Tapia: Tapia singled to left
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Tapia to second on wild pitch, Arenado flied out to deep center, Tapia to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozart popped out to first
    • J. Votto: Votto grounded out to third
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Duvall fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Homer Bailey
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Amarista flied out to left
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Pat Valaika hit for Jordan Lyles
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Valaika struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schebler grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Peraza homered to left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • Jordan Lyles relieved Kyle Freeland
    • H. Bailey: Bailey hit sacrifice bunt to first, Barnhart to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado popped out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Reynolds singled to left center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Foul, Story fouled out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Duvall flied out to deep center
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Wolters grounded out to second
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freeland grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Tapia lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • H. Bailey: Strike looking, Bailey grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton popped out to second
    • Z. Cozart: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cozart flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to left, Arenado to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reynolds flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado to third, Gonzalez to second on wild pitch, Foul tip, Story struck out on foul tip
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Votto flied out to deep left
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall grounded out to third
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez singled to deep right center
    • S. Schebler: Schebler reached on an infield single to shortstop, Suarez to second
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peraza singled to left, Suarez scored, Schebler to second
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon lined out to center
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Schebler doubled to deep right
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza fouled out to right, Schebler to third
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • H. Bailey: Ball, Strike swinging, Bailey hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Barnhart to second
    • B. Hamilton: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Hamilton singled to left, Schebler and Barnhart scored
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story flied out to deep left
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Amarista singled to right
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Amarista picked off at first, catcher to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton singled to left
    • Z. Cozart: Cozart flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Votto grounded out to first, Hamilton to second
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Duvall doubled to deep right center, Hamilton scored
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Tapia singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Arenado singled to left, Tapia to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to right, Tapia scored, Arenado to second
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded into double play shortstop to first, Gonzalez out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)