Suarez extends streak with homer, Reds beat Marlins 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Eugenio Suarez surprised everyone by missing only 16 games because of a broken right thumb. His hitting spree since his return has been just as impressive.

Suarez hit a three-run homer that extended his surge, and Sal Romano made another barehand play on the mound Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins.

The Reds ended a three-game losing streak and improved to 8-24, their worst start since the Great Depression.

Suarez homered into the upper deck in left field in the first inning off Wei-Yin Chen (1-1), who lasted only four innings in his second start of the season. Adam Duvall followed with another homer that ended his 0-for-9 slump.

''It was a really good start,'' Suarez said. ''When you score four in the first, everybody's comfortable.''

The Reds signed Suarez to a seven-year, $66 million deal during spring training, their first significant contract during their rebuild. Suarez missed 16 games with a broken right thumb, costing Cincinnati's struggling lineup one of its top run producers.

In eight games since his return, Suarez is 10-for-29 with three doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs. He's 10 for 20 with runners in scoring position.

Romano (2-3) had a momentary fright for the second straight start at Great American Ball Park. He stuck out his pitching hand to grab Chen's hard-hit grounder in the third. A trainer visited, and Romano threw a practice pitch before continuing.

He also made a barehand grab of a comeback grounder April 23 against the Braves and said afterward he wouldn't do it again.

''I've probably got to stop doing that,'' Romano said. ''It's a reaction thing. I guess it was harder than the last one, but it didn't hurt at all.''

Romano gave up Lewis Brinson's homer in 5 2/3 innings. David Hernandez escaped a bases-loaded threat in the sixth. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances, completing a five-hitter.

Chen was sidelined at the start of the season by a strained pitching elbow. He made two rehab appearances and then his debut last Saturday against Colorado, giving up one run in 5 1/3 innings. He wasn't nearly as good the second time.

''There were definitely a lot of things going on tonight,'' he said through a translator. ''In the first inning, my rhythm and my timing weren't perfect. And sometimes even my good pitches got hit.''

REDS MOVE

RH Tanner Rainey was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to fill in while LH Amir Garrett is on the bereavement list. It's Rainey's second stint with Cincinnati. He made two relief appearances last month.

AN EVEN DOZEN

Miami's J.T. Realmuto singled in the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

TOUGH PLACE FOR THE FISH

Since 2006, the Marlins have gone 13-28 at Great American Ball Park, their worst record at any visiting NL ballpark.

TOUGH ON THE FISH

In three career starts against the Marlins, Romano is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA.

BEING PATIENT

Chen said his shoulder and elbow feel fine. The Marlins expect him to be a little off at times as he works back from his elbow injury.

''It's a matter of hopefully getting him sharper as the season goes on,'' manager Don Mattingly said.

RIGGLEMAN'S RECORD

The Reds are 5-9 under interim manager Jim Riggleman, who took over when Bryan Price was fired on April 19.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RH Tyler Cloyd rejoined the Marlins from the paternity list. LH Dillon Peters was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday.

Reds: 2B Scooter Gennett went through a full workout and is expected back in the starting lineup Saturday. He's been limited to pinch hitting the last four games because of a sore throwing shoulder.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LH Caleb Smith (1-3) has allowed only two runs and four hits while fanning 19 in his last two starts covering 13 innings.

Reds: Rookie Tyler Mahle (2-3) has pitched into the sixth inning in each of his last two starts, allowing four earned runs and seven hits in 12 1/3 innings while fanning 18.

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  • W: S. Romano (2-3)L: W. Chen (1-1)S: R. Iglesias (4)
  • HR: MIA - L. Brinson (4), CIN - E. Suarez (4), A. Duvall (5)
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  • a-grounded out for Chen in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for M. Gonzalez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-singled for Hughes in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - L. Brinson (4)
  • RBI - L. Brinson (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza (7), J. Votto (3)
  • HR - E. Suarez (4), A. Duvall (5)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 3 (20), A. Duvall (16)
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Realmuto (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen (L, 1-1)4.05444224.821.61-5.0
M. Gonzalez2.00003103.601.603.5
N. Wittgren1.00000201.291.434.0
J. Tazawa1.02000106.751.701.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen (L, 1-1)4.0
M. Gonzalez2.0
N. Wittgren1.0
J. Tazawa1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Romano (W, 2-3)5.13112214.211.3817.0
W. Peralta0.00001004.201.53-1.0
D. Hernandez (H, 1)0.20000004.501.500.0
J. Hughes (H, 3)2.01000201.891.056.0
R. Iglesias (S, 4)1.01000001.981.029.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Romano (W, 2-3)5.1
W. Peralta0.0
D. Hernandez (H, 1)0.2
J. Hughes (H, 3)2.0
R. Iglesias (S, 4)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 82-47, M. Gonzalez 38-19, N. Wittgren 12-8, J. Tazawa 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 2-7, M. Gonzalez 1-4, J. Tazawa 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 20, M. Gonzalez 9, N. Wittgren 3, J. Tazawa 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Romano
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 93-57, W. Peralta 4-0, D. Hernandez 7-4, J. Hughes 29-18, R. Iglesias 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 6-7, J. Hughes 3-0, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Romano 21, W. Peralta, D. Hernandez 2, J. Hughes 6, R. Iglesias 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Castro 2B30000112.302.359.353.7120.5
J. Bour 1B30000101.237.343.419.7621.0
B. Anderson RF40200013.265.366.372.7381.5
M. Prado 3B30000104.174.208.217.4261.0
M. Rojas SS30000002.233.288.371.6590.0
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  • a-grounded out for Chen in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for M. Gonzalez in the 7th
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S. Schebler RF30000112.288.344.492.8350.5
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b- J. Winker PH10100000.310.419.391.8101.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF20100200.198.306.271.5773.0
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  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-singled for Hughes in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - L. Brinson (4)
  • RBI - L. Brinson (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza (7), J. Votto (3)
  • HR - E. Suarez (4), A. Duvall (5)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 3 (20), A. Duvall (16)
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Realmuto (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen (L, 1-1)4.05444224.821.61-5.0
M. Gonzalez2.00003103.601.603.5
N. Wittgren1.00000201.291.434.0
J. Tazawa1.02000106.751.701.5
Total8.0744762---
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen (L, 1-1)4.0
M. Gonzalez2.0
N. Wittgren1.0
J. Tazawa1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Romano (W, 2-3)5.13112214.211.3817.0
W. Peralta0.00001004.201.53-1.0
D. Hernandez (H, 1)0.20000004.501.500.0
J. Hughes (H, 3)2.01000201.891.056.0
R. Iglesias (S, 4)1.01000001.981.029.0
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PITCHERSIP
S. Romano (W, 2-3)5.1
W. Peralta0.0
D. Hernandez (H, 1)0.2
J. Hughes (H, 3)2.0
R. Iglesias (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 82-47, M. Gonzalez 38-19, N. Wittgren 12-8, J. Tazawa 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 2-7, M. Gonzalez 1-4, J. Tazawa 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 20, M. Gonzalez 9, N. Wittgren 3, J. Tazawa 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Romano
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 93-57, W. Peralta 4-0, D. Hernandez 7-4, J. Hughes 29-18, R. Iglesias 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 6-7, J. Hughes 3-0, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Romano 21, W. Peralta, D. Hernandez 2, J. Hughes 6, R. Iglesias 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Brinson homered to center14
  • 1ST INNING
    Duvall homered to right04
    Suarez homered to left, Peraza and Blandino scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour popped out to third
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to center
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Prado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Hughes Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dietrich singled to right center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich out at second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Junichi Tazawa relieved Nick Wittgren
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schebler struck out looking
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Barnhart grounded out to second
    • Jesse Winker hit for Jared Hughes
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker singled to right
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton singled to left center, Winker to second
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Peraza flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas grounded out to second
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Merandy Gonzalez
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Strike looking, Shuck grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Wittgren pitching
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • A. Duvall: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Duvall flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto singled to left, Dietrich to third
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro lined out to right
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Sal Romano
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked, Realmuto to second
    • David Hernandez relieved Wandy Peralta
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson lined out to left
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Prado lined out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Scooter Gennett hit for David Hernandez
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Gennett struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hamilton out at second
    • A. Blandino: Blandino lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado flied out to center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to third
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Brinson homered to center
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Wei-Yin Chen
    • W. Chen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rivera grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Merandy Gonzalez pitching
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto lined out to right
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duvall lined out to third
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Schebler walked, Suarez to second
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Castro fouled out to right
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour flied out to center
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hamilton popped out to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Peraza flied out to right
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Blandino popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • W. Chen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chen grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich popped out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Votto doubled to deep center
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Duvall flied out to center
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schebler popped out to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart walked, Votto to third, Suarez to second
    • S. Romano: Foul, Romano grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to right center
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked, Anderson to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson to third, Prado out at second
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brinson flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • S. Romano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Romano struck out on foul tip
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to center, Hamilton to second
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blandino grounded into double play third to second to first, Peraza out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro walked
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bour popped out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza doubled to deep left
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Peraza to third on passed ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blandino walked
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Suarez homered to left, Peraza and Blandino scored
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Duvall homered to right
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler popped out to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Barnhart flied out to deep left
    • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)