Casali homers off Corbin, Reds beat Nationals 9-3

CINCINNATI (AP) Few teams handle Patrick Corbin's slider with such aplomb. From the outset, Curt Casali and the Cincinnati Reds knew what they were doing.

Casali hit a three-run homer off Corbin, who had one of the worst starts of his career, and Cincinnati beat Washington 9-3 Friday night to end the Nationals' streak of eight straight wins at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds made quick work of one of the majors' best pitchers.

Corbin (5-3) gave up eight runs - one shy of his career high - in 2 2/3 innings. The Reds piled up 11 hits, matching the most the left-hander had allowed in a game. He retired only eight of his 20 batters.

''It happened so quick,'' said Corbin, who trailed 5-0 after only 21 pitches.

Corbin was coming off one of his best performances, a four-hitter for his second career shutout against the Marlins on Saturday. His feared slider was a little off from the outset, and the Reds piled up six singles and Casali's homer in a 30-pitch first inning.

''That was a great first inning,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''It was really a good offensive night for the entire team.''

Casali's homer was his first this season off a regular pitcher. He also connected off Cubs catcher Victor Caratini during a 10-2 win at Wrigley Field on May 26. Casali added a single and an RBI double as the Reds piled up 15 hits.

''I've been waiting for a swing like that for a long time,'' Casali said. ''Getting that big early spot was nice.''

Corbin hadn't allowed so many runs since he also gave up eight on Sept. 8, 2017, during a 10-6 loss to San Diego. It's only the fifth time in his career that he has allowed eight or more runs.

''He threw some sliders they weren't chasing,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''Their approach was really good. They didn't try to do too much.''

Reds right-hander Tyler Mahle (2-5) gave up three runs in five innings, including Juan Soto's 10th homer. Soto has hit safely in a career-high 14 straight games.

Cincinnati's Joey Votto returned after missing three games with a tight right hamstring and had three hits . Eugenio Suarez was back in the lineup after getting hit on the left hand by Clay Holmes' pitch on Wednesday.

DOMINATION

The Nationals are 16-5 against the Reds since 2016.

WORST OF TIMES

Corbin gave up a career-high nine runs during a 9-5 loss at Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 2013.

RARE, YOUNG COMPANY

Soto's 14-game hitting streak is the longest by a player younger than 21 since Manny Machado also put together a 14-game hitting streak in 2013. Soto turns 21 in October. He had a single, double and homer on Friday.

MAY POWER

The Reds hit 45 homers in May, one shy of their club record for the month from 2007.

BREAKING OUT

The Reds were last in the NL in hitting with a .207 team batting average in early May. They've scored eight or more runs in four of their last six games.

REDS MOVES

The Reds claimed right-hander R.J. Alaniz off waivers from the Mariners and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville. Left-handed reliever Zach Duke was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a strained right calf. Right-handed reliever Robert Stephenson went on the injured list with a strained neck.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Reliever Trevor Rosenthal will throw in the bullpen on Saturday, take two days off and throw again. He has been sidelined by a viral infection since April 26.

Reds: Left-handed starter Alex Wood will resume throwing in the bullpen next week. He has been on the injured list since spring training with a back injury. ... Infielder Alex Blandino will begin a rehab assignment at Louisville on Monday. He is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his right knee last July.

UP NEXT

Nationals: Erick Fedde (1-0) makes his third start of the season and the first of his career against the Reds.

Reds: Tanner Roark (4-3) makes his first start against the Nationals, who traded him to the Reds in December. Roark hasn't allowed a homer in 35 1/3 innings since April 24, the second-longest such streak of his career.

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  • W: T. Mahle (2-5)L: P. Corbin (5-3)
  • HR: WAS - J. Soto (10), CIN - C. Casali (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS40110021.286.329.455.7841.0
A. Eaton RF40000032.266.344.378.722-1.5
A. Rendon 3B30000110.314.419.6471.0670.5
J. Soto LF42311003.301.401.551.95210.0
H. Kendrick 2B40100001.326.364.585.9491.0
M. Adams 1B40010012.247.277.472.7490.5
V. Robles CF31100110.242.321.423.7442.5
Y. Gomes C40100011.240.319.339.6570.5
P. Corbin P10000010.130.231.130.361-0.5
J. Guerra P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- M. Taylor PH00000100.232.317.321.6391.0
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Parra PH10000000.230.301.352.6540.0
  • a-walked for Guerra in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Grace in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Senzel CF41210002.279.347.468.8155.0
J. Votto 1B41310000.253.347.374.7215.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Dietrich PH10000000.260.366.7071.0730.0
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Bowman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Suarez 3B51110003.277.357.544.9013.0
Y. Puig RF40110100.218.268.391.6583.0
J. Iglesias SS53200004.308.340.443.7835.0
C. Casali C42341000.298.355.452.80713.0
J. Peraza LF-2B41200011.206.266.325.5912.5
K. Farmer 2B-1B30110102.225.273.479.7525.0
T. Mahle P30000037.056.056.111.167-1.5
J. VanMeter LF10000000.227.346.273.6190.0
  • a-grounded out for Hughes in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Soto (12)
  • HR - J. Soto (10)
  • SH - J. Guerra
  • RBI - T. Turner (7), J. Soto (38), M. Adams (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soto 3 (3), M. Adams 2 (2), Y. Gomes
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel (5), C. Casali (7)
  • HR - C. Casali (2)
  • SF - N. Senzel
  • RBI - N. Senzel (12), J. Votto (11), E. Suarez (40), Y. Puig (32), C. Casali 4 (16), K. Farmer (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Senzel 2 (2), E. Suarez 2 (2), J. Iglesias 2 (2), T. Mahle 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Farmer (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - V. Robles (3)
  • E - T. Turner (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Iglesias-Peraza-Farmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 5-3)2.211860213.461.14-15.0
J. Guerra3.14112204.121.323.0
T. Sipp1.00000005.731.363.0
M. Grace1.00000007.231.613.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 5-3)2.2
J. Guerra3.1
T. Sipp1.0
M. Grace1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (W, 2-5)5.05332814.261.2616.0
J. Hughes2.00001103.861.135.5
Z. Duke1.02000105.941.741.5
M. Bowman1.00000000.000.213.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (W, 2-5)5.0
J. Hughes2.0
Z. Duke1.0
M. Bowman1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Guerra (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 65-41, J. Guerra 52-32, T. Sipp 12-7, M. Grace 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-2, T. Sipp 1-2, M. Grace 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 20, J. Guerra 15, T. Sipp 3, M. Grace 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 91-55, J. Hughes 28-16, Z. Duke 23-12, M. Bowman 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 3-4, J. Hughes 3-1, M. Bowman 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 22, J. Hughes 6, Z. Duke 5, M. Bowman 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS40110021.286.329.455.7841.0
A. Eaton RF40000032.266.344.378.722-1.5
A. Rendon 3B30000110.314.419.6471.0670.5
J. Soto LF42311003.301.401.551.95210.0
H. Kendrick 2B40100001.326.364.585.9491.0
M. Adams 1B40010012.247.277.472.7490.5
V. Robles CF31100110.242.321.423.7442.5
Y. Gomes C40100011.240.319.339.6570.5
P. Corbin P10000010.130.231.130.361-0.5
J. Guerra P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- M. Taylor PH00000100.232.317.321.6391.0
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Guerra in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Grace in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Senzel CF41210002.279.347.468.8155.0
J. Votto 1B41310000.253.347.374.7215.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Dietrich PH10000000.260.366.7071.0730.0
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Bowman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Suarez 3B51110003.277.357.544.9013.0
Y. Puig RF40110100.218.268.391.6583.0
J. Iglesias SS53200004.308.340.443.7835.0
C. Casali C42341000.298.355.452.80713.0
J. Peraza LF-2B41200011.206.266.325.5912.5
K. Farmer 2B-1B30110102.225.273.479.7525.0
T. Mahle P30000037.056.056.111.167-1.5
J. VanMeter LF10000000.227.346.273.6190.0
Total38915912419-----
  • a-grounded out for Hughes in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Soto (12)
  • HR - J. Soto (10)
  • SH - J. Guerra
  • RBI - T. Turner (7), J. Soto (38), M. Adams (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soto 3 (3), M. Adams 2 (2), Y. Gomes
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel (5), C. Casali (7)
  • HR - C. Casali (2)
  • SF - N. Senzel
  • RBI - N. Senzel (12), J. Votto (11), E. Suarez (40), Y. Puig (32), C. Casali 4 (16), K. Farmer (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Senzel 2 (2), E. Suarez 2 (2), J. Iglesias 2 (2), T. Mahle 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Farmer (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - V. Robles (3)
  • E - T. Turner (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Iglesias-Peraza-Farmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 5-3)2.211860213.461.14-15.0
J. Guerra3.14112204.121.323.0
T. Sipp1.00000005.731.363.0
M. Grace1.00000007.231.613.0
Total8.01597241---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 5-3)2.2
J. Guerra3.1
T. Sipp1.0
M. Grace1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (W, 2-5)5.05332814.261.2616.0
J. Hughes2.00001103.861.135.5
Z. Duke1.02000105.941.741.5
M. Bowman1.00000000.000.213.0
Total9.07333101---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (W, 2-5)5.0
J. Hughes2.0
Z. Duke1.0
M. Bowman1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Guerra (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 65-41, J. Guerra 52-32, T. Sipp 12-7, M. Grace 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-2, T. Sipp 1-2, M. Grace 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 20, J. Guerra 15, T. Sipp 3, M. Grace 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 91-55, J. Hughes 28-16, Z. Duke 23-12, M. Bowman 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 3-4, J. Hughes 3-1, M. Bowman 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 22, J. Hughes 6, Z. Duke 5, M. Bowman 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Turner singled to center, Robles scored, Gomes to third39
  • 4TH INNING
    Casali doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored29
    Soto homered to center28
  • 3RD INNING
    Votto reached on an infield single to shortstop, Peraza scored, Farmer to second18
    Senzel hit sacrifice fly to left, Casali scored17
    Farmer safe at first on shortstop Turner fielding error, Iglesias scored, Casali to third, Peraza to second16
  • 2ND INNING
    Adams grounded out to second, Soto scored15
  • 1ST INNING
    Casali homered to left, Suarez and Iglesias scored05
    Puig singled to deep left, Votto scored, Suarez to second02
    Suarez singled to left, Senzel scored, Votto to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Bowman relieved Zach Duke
    • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Robles grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes grounded out to third
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Matt Grace
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike looking, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Zach Duke pitching
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Rendon fouled out to first
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto singled to left
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Kendrick singled to left, Soto to second
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adams flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Grace relieved Tony Sipp
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Suarez grounded out to third
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Puig grounded out to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Iglesias flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Hughes Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to shortstop
    • Michael Taylor hit for Javy Guerra
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor walked
    • Tr. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Taylor out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tony Sipp pitching
    • J. VanMeter: Strike swinging, Ball, VanMeter flied out to center
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Ball, Senzel flied out to deep center
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Jared Hughes
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Josh VanMeter in left field
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick grounded out to third
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Adams flied out to deep center
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Casali popped out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza fouled out to first
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Farmer flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Robles singled to left
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Gomes reached on an infield single to shortstop, Robles to second
    • J. Guerra: Guerra hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Robles to third, Gomes to second
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner singled to center, Robles scored, Gomes to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Eaton fouled out to third
    • A. Rendon: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked, Turner to second
    • J. Soto: Soto flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Senzel doubled to deep left
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto singled to center, Senzel out at home
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Suarez flied out to deep center
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked, Votto to second
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Rendon flied out to deep right
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Soto homered to center
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick popped out to second
    • M. Adams: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Puig flied out to deep right
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to center
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Casali doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
    • K. Farmer: Farmer intentionally walked
    • T. Mahle: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mahle struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
    • Tr. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Eaton struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias singled to center
    • C. Casali: Pickoff attempt, Casali singled to right, Iglesias to second
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza singled to center, Iglesias to third, Casali to second
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Farmer safe at first on shortstop Turner fielding error, Iglesias scored, Casali to third, Peraza to second
    • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahle struck out swinging
    • N. Senzel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel hit sacrifice fly to left, Casali scored
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto reached on an infield single to shortstop, Peraza scored, Farmer to second
    • Javy Guerra relieved Patrick Corbin
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez fouled out to first
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto doubled to deep left
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Kendrick grounded out to second, Soto to third
    • M. Adams: Foul, Ball, Ball, Adams grounded out to second, Soto scored
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Robles walked
    • Y. Gomes: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded out to third
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Eaton struck out looking
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Senzel singled to left center
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Votto singled to center, Senzel to third
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Suarez singled to left, Senzel scored, Votto to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Puig singled to deep left, Votto scored, Suarez to second
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Suarez to third, Puig out at second
    • C. Casali: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Casali homered to left, Suarez and Iglesias scored
    • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to center
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Farmer singled to center, Peraza to third
    • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Farmer stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mahle struck out looking
    • N. Senzel: Senzel lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)