Votto hits slam, Reds get rain-shortened 7-2 win over Padres

CINCINNATI (AP) Joey Votto ended the second-longest homer drought of his career with yet another Reds grand slam.

Votto homered for the first time in two months on Saturday, connecting for Cincinnati's 11th slam - one shy of the NL record - and the Reds beat the San Diego Padres 7-2 in a game called because of rain in the top of the seventh inning.

The game started an hour early because of a foreboding forecast and was played in a steady rain that intensified with one out in the top of the seventh.

Votto connected off Robbie Erlin (3-6) during a seven-run second inning for his first homer since July 9. Votto had gone 36 games without a homer, not counting his long ball in the All-Star Game. He spent time on the disabled list with a sore knee during the span.

After hitting 36 homers last season, Votto has only 10.

''I didn't know it was two months,'' interim manager Jim Riggleman said. ''I knew he'd been stuck on nine for a while.''

It was Votto's second grand slam this season and the fourth of his career. Scott Schebler's slam during a 12-6 win on Friday night set a franchise record of 10 in a season. The NL mark is 12 and the major league record is 14.

Erlin went three innings and gave up eight hits and seven runs, all in the second inning. He struggled to control his pitches in the rain.

''It wasn't just one pitch in particular, it was all of them,'' Erlin said.

Matt Harvey (7-8) allowed Eric Hosmer's two-run homer and escaped a bases-loaded threat in the fourth. He fanned 10 in six innings, his highest strikeout total since he fanned 10 at San Diego on May 8, 2016, and his ERA rose to 4.87.

''You're working on your routine and then your coach calls and says the game's an hour and a half earlier,'' Harvey said. ''It was shocking, but you have to go out and deal with it.''

The teams were willing to move up the start time to squeeze in a game with unrelenting rain in the forecast through Sunday. A rainout would force the Padres to fly back from San Francisco on Sept. 27 for a makeup game between last-place teams, and then fly home to finish the season.

Sunday's game was pushed back three hours to 4:10 p.m., when rain is forecast to ease.

''We would love, love, love to get these games in here the next couple days,'' manager Andy Green said. ''I think we're all in the same boat here. I think everybody was willing to jump to give us that chance.''

The teams were coming off little rest. The Reds' 12-6 win ended at 12:09 a.m. on Saturday because of a 2-hour, 37-minute rain delay.

SLAM STUFF

The 1997 Braves and 2000 Cardinals hit 12 grand slams in a season, sharing the NL record. The 2000 Athletics and 2006 Indians hit 14 for the major league record. ... The Reds' 11 grand slams have been hit by Votto (two), Adam Duvall (two), Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker, starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, reliever Todd Lorenzen, Jose Peraza and Schebler.

NO IFS, ANDS OR BUNTS ABOUT IT

For the second game in a row, the Padres' inability to field a bunt cost them. Harvey bunted on a sacrifice attempt in the second inning, but third baseman Wil Myers didn't charge the ball, turning it into a single that set up Votto's grand slam. The Padres misplayed two bunts on Friday night during the 12-6 loss.

''Wil's learning a brand new position,'' Green said. ''This guy's never played third base. There has to be some measure of patience and understanding.''

WALK THIS WAY

Votto drew his 100th walk of the season. It's his sixth season with at least 100 walks, tying Joe Morgan's club record.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Scooter Gennett was out of the lineup with a sore right thigh. He missed Thursday's game and went 0 for 5 on Friday.

UP NEXT

Padres: Jacob Nix (2-3) is to make his sixth career start. He gave up five runs - matching his career high - during a 7-3 loss to Colorado last Sunday.

Reds: Tyler Mahle (7-9) is slated for his first start since being called up from Triple-A. Mahle gave up six runs and lasted only 1 2/3 innings of a 10-4 loss to Washington on Aug. 2, prompting the demotion.

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  • W: M. Harvey (7-8)L: R. Erlin (3-6)
  • HR: SD - E. Hosmer (15), CIN - J. Votto (10)
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W. Myers 3B30000010.251.309.450.759-0.5
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F. Reyes RF30100010.259.309.528.8380.5
A. Hedges C20100100.242.296.434.7304.0
C. Spangenberg 2B20000112.233.290.374.6640.5
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J. Pirela 2B10100000.250.304.337.6401.0
  • a-struck out for Erlin in the 4th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF31110010.274.352.473.8252.5
J. Peraza SS31100000.289.329.408.7362.0
J. Votto 1B21141100.283.421.416.83810.0
E. Suarez 3B31200001.292.375.547.9233.0
P. Ervin LF30000012.274.344.440.784-0.5
C. Casali C31100000.304.372.478.8502.0
B. Dixon 2B31110010.202.225.384.6092.5
M. Harvey P21100000.083.120.083.2032.0
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J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF20010001.236.296.322.6181.0
  • a-walked for Harvey in the 6th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Hedges (2)
  • HR - E. Hosmer (15)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer 2 (61)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis 3 (3), M. Margot 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Votto (10)
  • SF - B. Hamilton (4)
  • RBI - S. Schebler (46), J. Votto 4 (61), B. Dixon (9), B. Hamilton (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Schebler (8), J. Votto 4 (25)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin, B. Hamilton
FIELDING
  • DP - (Myers-Spangenberg-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Erlin (L, 3-6)3.08770014.421.14-11.0
R. Stock2.00001202.381.246.0
L. Perdomo1.00001107.752.022.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Erlin (L, 3-6)3.0
R. Stock2.0
L. Perdomo1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (W, 7-8)6.042231014.871.3124.0
J. Hughes0.11000001.941.08-1.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (W, 7-8)6.0
J. Hughes0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Erlin 52-34, R. Stock 18-11, L. Perdomo 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Erlin 2-7, R. Stock 2-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Erlin 17, R. Stock 6, L. Perdomo 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 98-67, J. Hughes 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 1-7, J. Hughes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 25, J. Hughes 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Galvis SS30000033.235.291.357.648-1.5
W. Myers 3B30000010.251.309.450.759-0.5
H. Renfroe LF31100020.259.309.518.8271.0
E. Hosmer 1B31121000.252.318.397.7157.0
F. Reyes RF30100010.259.309.528.8380.5
A. Hedges C20100100.242.296.434.7304.0
C. Spangenberg 2B20000112.233.290.374.6640.5
L. Perdomo P00000000.286.250.286.5360.0
M. Margot CF20000102.251.294.384.6781.0
R. Erlin P10000010.211.250.211.461-0.5
a- F. Mejia PH10000013.250.357.7501.107-0.5
R. Stock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Pirela 2B10100000.250.304.337.6401.0
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  • a-struck out for Erlin in the 4th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF31110010.274.352.473.8252.5
J. Peraza SS31100000.289.329.408.7362.0
J. Votto 1B21141100.283.421.416.83810.0
E. Suarez 3B31200001.292.375.547.9233.0
P. Ervin LF30000012.274.344.440.784-0.5
C. Casali C31100000.304.372.478.8502.0
B. Dixon 2B31110010.202.225.384.6092.5
M. Harvey P21100000.083.120.083.2032.0
a- T. Federowicz PH00000100.206.250.294.5441.0
J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF20010001.236.296.322.6181.0
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  • a-walked for Harvey in the 6th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Hedges (2)
  • HR - E. Hosmer (15)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer 2 (61)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis 3 (3), M. Margot 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Votto (10)
  • SF - B. Hamilton (4)
  • RBI - S. Schebler (46), J. Votto 4 (61), B. Dixon (9), B. Hamilton (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Schebler (8), J. Votto 4 (25)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin, B. Hamilton
FIELDING
  • DP - (Myers-Spangenberg-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Erlin (L, 3-6)3.08770014.421.14-11.0
R. Stock2.00001202.381.246.0
L. Perdomo1.00001107.752.022.5
Total6.0877231---
PITCHERSIP
R. Erlin (L, 3-6)3.0
R. Stock2.0
L. Perdomo1.0
Total6.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (W, 7-8)6.042231014.871.3124.0
J. Hughes0.11000001.941.08-1.0
Total6.15223101---
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (W, 7-8)6.0
J. Hughes0.1
Total6.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Erlin 52-34, R. Stock 18-11, L. Perdomo 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Erlin 2-7, R. Stock 2-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Erlin 17, R. Stock 6, L. Perdomo 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 98-67, J. Hughes 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 1-7, J. Hughes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 25, J. Hughes 2
  • 4TH INNING
    Hosmer homered to left center, Renfroe scored27
  • 2ND INNING
    Votto homered to right, Harvey, Schebler and Peraza scored07
    Schebler singled to center, Dixon scored, Harvey to second03
    Hamilton hit sacrifice fly to right, Casali scored, Dixon to third02
    Dixon singled to left, Suarez scored, Casali to second01
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela reached on an infield single to shortstop
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hedges flied out to deep center
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Perdomo pitching
    • Jose Pirela at second base
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Casali lined out to right
    • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dixon struck out looking
    • Tim Federowicz hit for Matt Harvey
    • T. Federowicz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Federowicz walked
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hamilton flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers popped out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hosmer flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stock Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded out to second, Votto out at second
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ervin struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe singled to center
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer homered to left center, Renfroe scored
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Reyes flied out to shallow left
    • A. Hedges: Hedges tripled to center
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Margot walked, Spangenberg to second
    • Francisco Mejia hit for Robbie Erlin
    • F. Mejia: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Stock pitching
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton flied out to left
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • R. Erlin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Erlin struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Myers flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Casali flied out to right
    • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dixon flied out to deep center
    • M. Harvey: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Harvey grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hosmer popped out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Reyes singled to center
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hedges walked, Reyes to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg reached on fielder's choice to second, Reyes to third, Hedges out at second
    • M. Margot: Margot flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez singled to left
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ervin flied out to right
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Casali singled to right center, Suarez to third
    • B. Dixon: Dixon singled to left, Suarez scored, Casali to second
    • M. Harvey: Ball, Foul, Harvey reached on bunt single to shortstop, Casali to third, Dixon to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton hit sacrifice fly to right, Casali scored, Dixon to third
    • S. Schebler: Schebler singled to center, Dixon scored, Harvey to second
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza singled to left, Harvey to third, Schebler to second
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto homered to right, Harvey, Schebler and Peraza scored
    • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to right
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ervin flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (7 Runs, 8 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Foul, Schebler lined out to center
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)