Reds make it 2 straight over Phillies with 6-2 win

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly smash the ball, but they didn't have to while again beating first-place Philadelphia.

Joey Votto drove in the go-ahead run with a sharp single that glanced off second baseman Cesar Hernandez's glove, helping Cincinnati to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Saturday night.

Votto drove in two runs and four players each knocked in one for the Reds, who are last in the NL Central but beat the East Division-leading Phillies for the second straight day.

Billy Hamilton started Cincinnati's sixth-inning rally against Tommy Hunter (2-1) with a sharp one-hopper that caromed off third baseman Maikel Franco's glove into foul territory, giving the speedy Hamilton plenty of time to easily reach second. He later scored from third on Votto's hit, which bounced high off Hernandez's glove into short right field. Eugenio Suarez added a run-scoring fielder's choice.

''That's baseball,'' Hunter said. ''The ball took a couple of bad bounces. Sometimes in baseball, that's how it works out. A couple hops went against us.''

Wandy Peralta (2-2) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief in his first appearance since being recalled on Friday. Sal Romano, a starter making his second relief appearance of the season, and Jared Hughes each got double-play balls to finish the seventh and eighth. Hughes pitched the ninth for a five-out save, his career-high seventh save. He had four in his career before this season.

''It was Romano's day to throw on the side anyway,'' interim manager Jim Riggleman said. ''All the guys are chipping in.''

Reds pitchers limited the Phillies to four hits.

Cincinnati starter Matt Harvey, in perhaps his last start for the Reds before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, made himself more marketable. The former Met allowed two runs and two hits in five innings. Acquired May 8 for catcher Devin Mesoraco, Harvey walked two and struck out five. Both runs scored on Rhys Hoskins' third home run of the series and 21st of the season in the fourth.

''I'm not talking about trades,'' Harvey said. ''I'm here now and I enjoy being here. It was really coming out of my hand better early on. When the velocity went down, I was able to execute pitches.''

Vince Velasquez worked through a season-high five walks to last five innings, giving up two runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Velasquez struck out the last two batters he faced to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth.

''Vinny showed some fight,'' Phillies manager Game Kapler said. ''He got out of that jam. He battled. That fifth inning was notable. He showed some grit and determination and heart.''

STUCK AT FIVE

Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-4 with a walk to see his streak of consecutive games with a home run snapped at five, tied with seven other players for the franchise record.

PHILS BASHER

Jose Peraza's double to lead off the first inning extended his hitting streak against Philadelphia to nine straight games dating back to April 6 of last season. He is hitting .361 (13-for-36) against the Phillies during the streak.

ONLY GO UP

SS Asdrubal Cabrera, acquired from the Mets in a Friday trade, went 0-for-4 in his Phillies debut.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: SS J.P. Crawford took another round of batting practice in Clearwater on Saturday. ''It went very well,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. There is no timetable on Crawford's return from a broken left hand, Kapler said.

Reds: LHP Amir Garrett returned to start the eighth after facing one batter on Friday before leaving with what the team announced was a ''mild left Achilles strain.''

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (7-2) tied his career low by lasting just 2 2/3 innings in his last start, a 7-6 loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Reds: Luis Castillo, who led National League pitchers in home runs allowed for much of the season, has given up one homer in his last five starts.

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  • W: W. Peralta (2-2)L: T. Hunter (2-1)S: J. Hughes (7)
  • HR: PHI - R. Hoskins (21)
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C. Santana 1B40000001.211.351.406.7570.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Peraza SS31200102.293.339.395.7346.0
    S. Gennett 2B42110013.317.368.503.8705.5
    J. Votto 1B40320111.287.424.429.8535.5
    E. Suarez 3B40010102.301.387.581.9682.0
    M. Williams RF41100002.250.250.625.8752.0
    T. Barnhart C20110200.252.336.371.7075.0
    A. Duvall LF31100124.205.287.401.6872.0
    M. Harvey P10000002.059.111.059.1700.0
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    B. Hamilton CF41210001.225.301.309.6105.0
    • a-struck out for Harvey in the 5th
    • b-flied out for Romano in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Franco (14)
    • HR - R. Hoskins (21)
    • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (70)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Peraza 2 (20), S. Gennett (23), T. Barnhart (14), B. Hamilton (8)
    • SH - J. Peraza (7), M. Williams (2), M. Harvey (2)
    • RBI - S. Gennett (65), J. Votto 2 (52), E. Suarez (80), T. Barnhart (34), B. Hamilton (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Hamilton (10)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Kingery-Hernandez-Santana)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Suarez-Gennett-Votto; Peraza-Gennett-Votto)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    V. Velasquez5.06225404.021.244.0
    T. Hunter (L, 2-1)1.02220004.661.39-6.0
    Y. Rios1.00001104.731.352.5
    A. Davis1.03220003.441.25-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    V. Velasquez5.0
    T. Hunter (L, 2-1)1.0
    Y. Rios1.0
    A. Davis1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Harvey5.02222515.131.2911.5
    W. Peralta (W, 2-2)1.11000105.871.869.5
    S. Romano (H, 1)0.20000005.041.420.0
    A. Garrett (H, 19)0.11000103.711.10-0.5
    J. Hughes (S, 7)1.20000001.461.1010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Harvey5.0
    W. Peralta (W, 2-2)1.1
    S. Romano (H, 1)0.2
    A. Garrett (H, 19)0.1
    J. Hughes (S, 7)1.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - Y. Rios (2)
    • HBP - T. Hunter (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 94-56, T. Hunter 12-11, Y. Rios 17-9, A. Davis 21-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 8-3, T. Hunter 2-1, A. Davis 1-1
    • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 26, T. Hunter 6, Y. Rios 4, A. Davis 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Garrett (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 92-59, W. Peralta 23-15, S. Romano 6-4, A. Garrett 11-8, J. Hughes 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 4-6, W. Peralta 1-2, S. Romano 1-0, J. Hughes 3-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 19, W. Peralta 5, S. Romano, A. Garrett 3, J. Hughes 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Hernandez 2B31100101.269.374.374.7493.0
    R. Hoskins LF41121011.262.369.513.8826.5
    O. Herrera CF30000120.273.328.464.7920.0
    C. Santana 1B40000001.211.351.406.7570.0
    A. Cabrera SS-3B40000011.274.326.483.809-0.5
    N. Williams RF30100011.257.331.456.7870.5
    M. Franco 3B30100001.270.313.486.7992.0
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      J. Peraza SS31200102.293.339.395.7346.0
      S. Gennett 2B42110013.317.368.503.8705.5
      J. Votto 1B40320111.287.424.429.8535.5
      E. Suarez 3B40010102.301.387.581.9682.0
      M. Williams RF41100002.250.250.625.8752.0
      T. Barnhart C20110200.252.336.371.7075.0
      A. Duvall LF31100124.205.287.401.6872.0
      M. Harvey P10000002.059.111.059.1700.0
      a- D. Herrera PH10000013.143.333.357.690-0.5
      W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      S. Romano P0000-000.034.034.069.000-
      b- P. Ervin PH10000001.267.343.317.6600.0
      A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      B. Hamilton CF41210001.225.301.309.6105.0
      Total31611606521-----
      • a-struck out for Harvey in the 5th
      • b-flied out for Romano in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Franco (14)
      • HR - R. Hoskins (21)
      • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (70)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Peraza 2 (20), S. Gennett (23), T. Barnhart (14), B. Hamilton (8)
      • SH - J. Peraza (7), M. Williams (2), M. Harvey (2)
      • RBI - S. Gennett (65), J. Votto 2 (52), E. Suarez (80), T. Barnhart (34), B. Hamilton (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Hamilton (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Kingery-Hernandez-Santana)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Suarez-Gennett-Votto; Peraza-Gennett-Votto)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      V. Velasquez5.06225404.021.244.0
      T. Hunter (L, 2-1)1.02220004.661.39-6.0
      Y. Rios1.00001104.731.352.5
      A. Davis1.03220003.441.25-2.0
      Total8.01166650---
      PITCHERSIP
      V. Velasquez5.0
      T. Hunter (L, 2-1)1.0
      Y. Rios1.0
      A. Davis1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Harvey5.02222515.131.2911.5
      W. Peralta (W, 2-2)1.11000105.871.869.5
      S. Romano (H, 1)0.20000005.041.420.0
      A. Garrett (H, 19)0.11000103.711.10-0.5
      J. Hughes (S, 7)1.20000001.461.1010.0
      Total9.0422271---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Harvey5.0
      W. Peralta (W, 2-2)1.1
      S. Romano (H, 1)0.2
      A. Garrett (H, 19)0.1
      J. Hughes (S, 7)1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Rios (2)
      • HBP - T. Hunter (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 94-56, T. Hunter 12-11, Y. Rios 17-9, A. Davis 21-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 8-3, T. Hunter 2-1, A. Davis 1-1
      • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 26, T. Hunter 6, Y. Rios 4, A. Davis 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Garrett (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 92-59, W. Peralta 23-15, S. Romano 6-4, A. Garrett 11-8, J. Hughes 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 4-6, W. Peralta 1-2, S. Romano 1-0, J. Hughes 3-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 19, W. Peralta 5, S. Romano, A. Garrett 3, J. Hughes 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Votto singled to left center, Gennett scored26
        Gennett doubled to deep right center, Peraza scored25
      • 6TH INNING
        Suarez reached on fielder's choice to third, Gennett scored, Votto out at second24
        Votto singled to right, Hamilton scored, Gennett to third23
      • 4TH INNING
        Hamilton singled to right center, Duvall scored22
        Hoskins homered to center, Hernandez scored21
      • 2ND INNING
        Barnhart doubled to deep right center, Williams scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Hughes Pitching:
        • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to second
        • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to first
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Amir Garrett pitching
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Knapp hit by pitch
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez reached on bunt single to pitcher, Knapp to second
        • Jared Hughes relieved Amir Garrett
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Austin Davis relieved Yacksel Rios
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza doubled to deep left
        • S. Gennett: Gennett doubled to deep right center, Peraza scored
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto singled to left center, Gennett scored
        • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Suarez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Votto out at second
        • M. Williams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • W. Peralta Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera flied out to right
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams singled to center
        • Sal Romano relieved Wandy Peralta
        • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco grounded into double play third to second to first, Williams out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Scott Kingery at shortstop
        • Yacksel Rios pitching
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked
        • A. Duvall: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • Phillip Ervin hit for Sal Romano
        • P. Ervin: Ball, Barnhart to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ervin flied out to center
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Hamilton flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Wandy Peralta pitching
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins popped out to second
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tommy Hunter relieved Vince Velasquez
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton doubled to shallow left
        • J. Peraza: Peraza hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hamilton to third
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett hit by pitch
        • J. Votto: Votto singled to right, Hamilton scored, Gennett to third
        • E. Suarez: Suarez reached on fielder's choice to third, Gennett scored, Votto out at second
        • M. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Williams fouled out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Franco doubled to deep right center
        • V. Velasquez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Velasquez struck out bunting foul
        • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Knapp grounded out to second, Franco to third
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Votto singled to center
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Votto to second
        • M. Williams: Williams hit sacrifice bunt to third, Votto to third, Suarez to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked
        • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • Dilson Herrera hit for Matt Harvey
        • D. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • R. Hoskins: Foul, Hoskins homered to center, Hernandez scored
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Santana fouled out to third
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Cabrera fouled out to third
        • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams popped out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to second
        • A. Duvall: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duvall walked
        • M. Harvey: Foul, Harvey hit sacrifice bunt to first, Duvall to second
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hamilton singled to right center, Duvall scored
        • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked, Hamilton to second
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gennett flied out to deep left
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • M. Franco: Franco flied out to shallow center
        • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Velasquez grounded out to second
        • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp lined out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Gennett grounded out to first
        • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Foul, Suarez grounded out to second, Votto to second
        • M. Williams: Strike swinging, Williams grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • M. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to right center
        • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Barnhart doubled to deep right center, Williams scored
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Duvall singled to left, Barnhart to third
        • M. Harvey: Foul, Harvey fouled out to catcher
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hamilton reached on fielder's choice to second, Barnhart out at home, Duvall to second
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to second
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza doubled to deep left
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Suarez flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)