Votto hits 1st career leadoff homer in Reds' 4-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Joey Votto didn't wait long to make an impact as the Cincinnati Reds' leadoff batter Thursday night.

Votto drove rookie Chris Paddack's third pitch of the game over the fence in right-center field for his first career leadoff homer, sparking the Reds to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres. Tucker Barnhart and Jesse Winker also connected for the Reds, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Votto, 35 and in his 14th big league season, was batting leadoff for the third straight game and just the fourth time in his career.

''Starting off right away with the lead always feels really good. No matter who scores that run, as long as it's someone in our uniform, that's priority No. 1,'' said Votto, a six-time All-Star and the NL MVP in 2010.

''It's great. As well as our pitching has performed this year, giving these guys an early lead and letting them feel like they can concentrate on snagging the win ... I don't know the mind of a pitcher but I can't imagine it wouldn't help,'' Votto said.

Paddack was making his fourth career start.

''That's just kind of a veteran telling a rookie, `Hey, welcome to the show' type deal,'' Paddack said. ''Obviously I learned from that mistake tonight, but overall I was very pleased with my performance.''

Padres manager Andy Green said Paddack ''tried to sneak three fastballs by Votto to start the game. It's tough to do. He's one of the best hitters in the game. It's tough to do the same thing over and over again and get him out.''

Said Paddack: ''Votto let me know real soon that being a veteran guy, I thought I could blow a heater by him but I kind of missed my spot, top of the zone a little bit. Looking back, we go 0-2 change-up there, I think he swings and misses, but hey, it already happened.''

Roark certainly appreciated the quick lead.

''It's a great feeling. It lets you go out there and pitch with even more confidence,'' he said. ''The biggest thing for pitchers is when we put up runs to go out there the next inning and have a shutdown inning. One, two, three, get these guys back in, get their groove going, get them swinging the bats like they did tonight.''

The Padres, who had a three-game lead in the NL West on Saturday, have lost four straight for the first time this year and trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 1 1/2 games.

Barnhart, batting ninth while Roark batted eighth, hit a two-run shot to right with two outs in the fifth. The homer was upheld after a video review. Winker homered off Phil Maton with one out in the ninth, his fifth.

''We just really had a good team win tonight,'' manager David Bell said.

Roark (1-0) earned his first win in his fourth start. He held the Padres to one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked two. Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

The Padres put runners on first and second with one out in the sixth to chase Roark. Zach Duke came on and struck out Eric Hosmer before Robert Stephenson came on and allowed Manny Machado's ground-rule double. He then struck out Franmil Reyes to end the inning with runners on second and third.

Paddack (0-1) allowed three runs and three hits in six innings while striking out five and walking one. He struck out the side in the third, including Votto looking to end the inning.

''It's an encouraging outing,'' Green said. ''It's good to see him get through six innings. There's a lot to like in him every time he takes the mound.''

QUICK INNING

Roark had a three-pitch fourth inning in which he gave up a leadoff single to Eric Hosmer before getting Machado to line into a double play and Reyes to fly out to left, with Matt Kemp making a nice diving catch.

Roark said that's never happened to him. ''When I was walking back to the dugout I realized that it was a three-pitch inning,'' he said. ''It was great defense overall. Kemp with the great diving play for the third out. I didn't think Reyes was swinging first pitch but he did, so it worked out.''

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (0-1, 7.43) is scheduled to make his fourth start Friday night in the second game of the four-game series.

Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (0-2, 4.26) is scheduled to make his fourth start.

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  • W: T. Roark (1-0)L: C. Paddack (0-1)S: R. Iglesias (3)
  • HR: CIN - J. Votto (2), T. Barnhart (1), J. Winker (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Suarez 3B40000010.232.348.446.795-0.5
J. Winker RF-LF41111000.182.250.455.7056.0
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a- Y. Puig PH-RF10000000.179.207.339.5460.0
D. Dietrich 2B-LF30000011.184.279.579.858-0.5
M. Lorenzen CF10000010.200.333.400.733-0.5
S. Schebler CF-RF-LF21000110.163.255.306.5611.5
J. Iglesias SS30100001.250.318.400.7180.0
T. Roark P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Peraza 2B10000000.151.167.226.3930.0
T. Barnhart C31121010.263.404.395.7996.5
  • a-flied out for Garrett in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS40200010.294.355.574.9291.5
E. Hosmer 1B40100013.197.269.282.5510.5
M. Machado 3B40110012.254.359.463.8222.5
F. Reyes RF30000122.212.295.481.7760.0
H. Renfroe LF40200021.255.309.608.9172.0
M. Margot CF30000013.288.300.475.775-0.5
A. Hedges C30000013.186.255.349.604-0.5
L. Urias 2B21000121.091.259.136.3961.0
P. Maton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Paddack P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- G. Garcia PH10000001.200.294.333.6270.0
B. Wieck P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
I. Kinsler 2B10000010.145.242.236.478-0.5
  • a-lined out for Paddack in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Votto (2), J. Winker (5), T. Barnhart
  • RBI - J. Votto (4), J. Winker (9), T. Barnhart 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Barnhart 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dietrich
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (2), H. Renfroe (4)
  • RBI - M. Machado (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes 2 (2), A. Hedges, L. Urias
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Iglesias (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Winker (2)
  • DP - 3 (Iglesias-Dietrich-Votto; Winker-Votto; Suarez-Dietrich-Votto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 1-0)5.14112503.601.5517.5
Z. Duke (H, 2)0.10000109.532.120.5
R. Stephenson (H, 1)1.12000300.840.562.5
A. Garrett (H, 2)1.00000101.040.693.5
R. Iglesias (S, 3)1.00000305.871.7011.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 1-0)5.1
Z. Duke (H, 2)0.1
R. Stephenson (H, 1)1.1
A. Garrett (H, 2)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack (L, 0-1)6.03331522.250.8011.5
B. Wieck1.01000103.861.292.5
P. Maton2.01110115.141.144.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack (L, 0-1)6.0
B. Wieck1.0
P. Maton2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 86-53, Z. Duke 5-3, R. Stephenson 23-15, A. Garrett 9-6, R. Iglesias 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 2-6, R. Stephenson 1-0, A. Garrett 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 19, Z. Duke, R. Stephenson 6, A. Garrett 3, R. Iglesias 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 88-60, B. Wieck 19-12, P. Maton 31-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 4-9, P. Maton 1-4
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 22, B. Wieck 3, P. Maton 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Votto 1B41111010.230.319.426.7455.5
E. Suarez 3B40000010.232.348.446.795-0.5
J. Winker RF-LF41111000.182.250.455.7056.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Kemp LF30100000.216.212.294.5061.0
R. Stephenson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- Y. Puig PH-RF10000000.179.207.339.5460.0
D. Dietrich 2B-LF30000011.184.279.579.858-0.5
M. Lorenzen CF10000010.200.333.400.733-0.5
S. Schebler CF-RF-LF21000110.163.255.306.5611.5
J. Iglesias SS30100001.250.318.400.7180.0
T. Roark P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Peraza 2B10000000.151.167.226.3930.0
T. Barnhart C31121010.263.404.395.7996.5
Total314543173-----
  • a-flied out for Garrett in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS40200010.294.355.574.9291.5
E. Hosmer 1B40100013.197.269.282.5510.5
M. Machado 3B40110012.254.359.463.8222.5
F. Reyes RF30000122.212.295.481.7760.0
H. Renfroe LF40200021.255.309.608.9172.0
M. Margot CF30000013.288.300.475.775-0.5
A. Hedges C30000013.186.255.349.604-0.5
L. Urias 2B21000121.091.259.136.3961.0
P. Maton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Paddack P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- G. Garcia PH10000001.200.294.333.6270.0
B. Wieck P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
I. Kinsler 2B10000010.145.242.236.478-0.5
Total30161021316-----
  • a-lined out for Paddack in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Votto (2), J. Winker (5), T. Barnhart
  • RBI - J. Votto (4), J. Winker (9), T. Barnhart 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Barnhart 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dietrich
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (2), H. Renfroe (4)
  • RBI - M. Machado (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes 2 (2), A. Hedges, L. Urias
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Iglesias (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Winker (2)
  • DP - 3 (Iglesias-Dietrich-Votto; Winker-Votto; Suarez-Dietrich-Votto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 1-0)5.14112503.601.5517.5
Z. Duke (H, 2)0.10000109.532.120.5
R. Stephenson (H, 1)1.12000300.840.562.5
A. Garrett (H, 2)1.00000101.040.693.5
R. Iglesias (S, 3)1.00000305.871.7011.5
Total9.06112130---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 1-0)5.1
Z. Duke (H, 2)0.1
R. Stephenson (H, 1)1.1
A. Garrett (H, 2)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack (L, 0-1)6.03331522.250.8011.5
B. Wieck1.01000103.861.292.5
P. Maton2.01110115.141.144.5
Total9.0544173---
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack (L, 0-1)6.0
B. Wieck1.0
P. Maton2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 86-53, Z. Duke 5-3, R. Stephenson 23-15, A. Garrett 9-6, R. Iglesias 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 2-6, R. Stephenson 1-0, A. Garrett 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 19, Z. Duke, R. Stephenson 6, A. Garrett 3, R. Iglesias 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 88-60, B. Wieck 19-12, P. Maton 31-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 4-9, P. Maton 1-4
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 22, B. Wieck 3, P. Maton 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Winker homered to left center41
  • 6TH INNING
    Machado doubled to deep left, Urias scored, Tatis to third31
  • 5TH INNING
    Barnhart homered to right, Schebler scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Votto homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • P. Maton Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez flied out to center
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Winker homered to left center
    • Yasiel Puig hit for Amir Garrett
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Puig flied out to left
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lorenzen struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ian Kinsler at second base
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza lined out to right
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • J. Votto: Foul, Strike swinging, Votto flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett relieved Robert Stephenson
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Ball, Tatis flied out to deep right
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brad Wieck pitching
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schebler flied out to right
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias singled to center
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Iglesias picked off at second, pitcher to first to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen in center field
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe doubled to left
    • M. Margot: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges grounded out to pitcher, Renfroe to third
    • L. Urias: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Urias struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Suarez lined out to left
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker lined out to center
    • M. Kemp: Kemp flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • L. Urias: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Urias walked
    • Greg Garcia hit for Chris Paddack
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia lined out to left
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Tatis singled to center, Urias to second
    • Zach Duke pitching
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • Robert Stephenson relieved Matt Kemp
    • Jose Peraza at second base
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Machado doubled to deep left, Urias scored, Tatis to third
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schebler walked
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Iglesias lined out to first
    • T. Roark: Foul, Foul, Ball, Roark flied out to right
    • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Barnhart homered to right, Schebler scored
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Votto grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Renfroe singled to right
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Margot flied out to center
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hedges grounded out to second, Renfroe out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker flied out to right
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kemp reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer singled to left center
    • M. Machado: Machado lined out to right, Hosmer out at first
    • F. Reyes: Reyes lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • C. Paddack: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Paddack struck out swinging
    • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Tatis struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dietrich popped out to shortstop
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Iglesias fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes walked
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot lined out to center
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Foul, Strike swinging, Votto homered to center
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Winker grounded out to third
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kemp lined out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Tatis singled to center
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hosmer flied out to deep right
    • M. Machado: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to second, Tatis out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)