Minor gets 1st June win, Rangers beat Reds 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) Mike Minor had a two-run lead before his first pitch, which was quite a pleasing switch. For nearly a month, the left-hander had gotten very little help from the Rangers' offense.

He wasn't about to let a rare lead slip away on a stormy night.

Minor pitched into the seventh inning for his first win in nearly a month, Jeff Mathis had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and Texas won its second straight over the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Rangers took advantage of three Reds errors and finally got some runs for Minor (6-4), who was 0-1 in his last four starts despite allowing a total of six runs. Texas had scored a total of five runs while he was on the mound in those games.

''It was great to have the lead early,'' Minor said.

The lefty gave up Yasiel Puig's two-run homer and Curt Casali's solo shot in 6 1/3 innings for his first win since May 20. Shawn Kelley pitched the ninth in a heavy rain for his eighth save in 12 chances.

Rain began falling into the bottom of the seventh, and it was coming down heavy with lightning flashing in the distance as Kelley retired the three batters he faced in the ninth.

''I didn't know how much longer we were going to play,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said.

Mathis emerged from a 1-for-13 slump with a double and a run-scoring single . Danny Santana also had a pair of hits and scored a run, and Asdrubal Cabrera added an RBI single off Tanner Roark (4-6), who has lost all of his three starts in June.

The Reds also lost rookie center fielder Nick Senzel, who fouled a pitch off his left eye in the fifth inning. The ball deflected off his left foot, came up and hit the bill of his helmet and his eye. He got several stitches above the eye.

Senzel was the second overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft, but his ascent has been slowed by a series of injuries. He set a club record with three homers in his first four games after making his debut on May 3.

''I'll try to throw some ice on it and get the swelling down,'' Senzel said. ''I don't think it's that big of a deal.''

Roark needed 27 pitches to get through a two-run first inning, which was extended by Joey Votto's throwing error.

''I thought we came out flat,'' Roark said. ''We had a lack of energy. We picked things up along the way, which was good. We need to play with intensity and energy.''

OLD DAYS

The Reds wore uniforms reminiscent of 1935 as part of their 150th anniversary of Cincinnati's first professional team. They've already worn throwback uniforms from 1902, 1911, 1912 and 1919.

INTERLEAGUE

The Rangers are 8-6 in interleague play this season. The Reds are 2-5.

CLOSE ONES

The Rangers improved to 13-12 in one-run games.

LET'S TALK

Reds manager David Bell spoke with Tyler Mahle on Saturday, a day after the starter complained about being removed after 4 1/3 innings and 96 pitches. Mahle has gone no more than five innings in his last four starts, prompting him to say, ''It's getting pretty ridiculous at this point.''

Bell wasn't upset with Mahle's public complaint, saying, ''I don't actually see it as a negative.''

FAMOUS VISITOR

Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin was at the ballpark as part of a Larkin bobblehead giveaway promotion.

LOOK OUT!

Roark caught Ronald Guzman's head-high liner back to the mound in the second inning, ducking his face to get his glove on it.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Outfielder Joey Gallo could be activated by the end of next week. He has been on the injured list since June 2 with a strained left oblique. Gallo is working out with the Rangers and is expected to do a brief rehab assignment. ... Right fielder Nomar Mazara left after the seventh inning with a tight right hamstring.

Reds: Left-handed reliever Wandy Peralta went on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hip, suffered Friday night during a 7-1 loss to the Rangers. Outfielder Phillip Ervin was recalled from Triple-A Louisville for his fourth stint this season with Cincinnati.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Ariel Jurado (4-2) has won his last three starts, matching his career high, and made four straight quality starts. He has never faced the Reds.

Reds: Sonny Gray (2-5) is 8-3 career against the Rangers with a 2.72 ERA and two complete games in 13 starts.

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  • W: M. Minor (6-4)L: T. Roark (4-6)S: S. Kelley (8)
  • HR: CIN - C. Casali (4), Y. Puig (12)
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  • a-announced for Senzel in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Ervin in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Casali in the 9th
  • d-struck out for Roark in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Odor (10), J. Mathis (3)
  • RBI - S. Choo (29), E. Andrus (39), A. Cabrera (41), J. Mathis (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (12), A. Cabrera (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, E. Andrus 2 (2), A. Cabrera, R. Odor, R. Guzman
BATTING
  • HR - Y. Puig (12), C. Casali (4)
  • RBI - Y. Puig 2 (35), C. Casali (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Puig, J. Iglesias 2 (2), K. Farmer
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Cabrera (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Andrus-Guzman)
FIELDING
  • E - P. Ervin, N. Senzel (2), J. Votto (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Minor (W, 6-4)6.14334622.631.1820.0
C. Martin (H, 11)0.20000003.671.070.0
J. Leclerc (H, 5)1.00000204.941.264.0
S. Kelley (S, 8)1.00000002.551.0510.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Minor (W, 6-4)6.1
C. Martin (H, 11)0.2
J. Leclerc (H, 5)1.0
S. Kelley (S, 8)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 4-6)7.08420503.631.3911.5
A. Garrett1.00001201.501.133.0
M. Lorenzen1.00000203.191.284.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 4-6)7.0
A. Garrett1.0
M. Lorenzen1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 98-63, C. Martin 5-5, J. Leclerc 12-7, S. Kelley 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 7-6, C. Martin 1-0, S. Kelley 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Minor 27, C. Martin, J. Leclerc 3, S. Kelley 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 116-81, A. Garrett 17-8, M. Lorenzen 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 10-7, A. Garrett 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 30, A. Garrett 4, M. Lorenzen 3
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  • a-struck out for Leclerc in the 9th
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K. Farmer 2B30100011.224.264.435.6990.5
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  • a-announced for Senzel in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Ervin in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Casali in the 9th
  • d-struck out for Roark in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Odor (10), J. Mathis (3)
  • RBI - S. Choo (29), E. Andrus (39), A. Cabrera (41), J. Mathis (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (12), A. Cabrera (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, E. Andrus 2 (2), A. Cabrera, R. Odor, R. Guzman
BATTING
  • HR - Y. Puig (12), C. Casali (4)
  • RBI - Y. Puig 2 (35), C. Casali (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Puig, J. Iglesias 2 (2), K. Farmer
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Cabrera (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Andrus-Guzman)
FIELDING
  • E - P. Ervin, N. Senzel (2), J. Votto (4)
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M. Minor (W, 6-4)6.14334622.631.1820.0
C. Martin (H, 11)0.20000003.671.070.0
J. Leclerc (H, 5)1.00000204.941.264.0
S. Kelley (S, 8)1.00000002.551.0510.0
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PITCHERSIP
M. Minor (W, 6-4)6.1
C. Martin (H, 11)0.2
J. Leclerc (H, 5)1.0
S. Kelley (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
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T. Roark (L, 4-6)7.08420503.631.3911.5
A. Garrett1.00001201.501.133.0
M. Lorenzen1.00000203.191.284.0
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PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 4-6)7.0
A. Garrett1.0
M. Lorenzen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 98-63, C. Martin 5-5, J. Leclerc 12-7, S. Kelley 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 7-6, C. Martin 1-0, S. Kelley 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Minor 27, C. Martin, J. Leclerc 3, S. Kelley 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 116-81, A. Garrett 17-8, M. Lorenzen 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 10-7, A. Garrett 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 30, A. Garrett 4, M. Lorenzen 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Casali homered to left43
  • 4TH INNING
    Puig homered to left, Suarez scored42
    Choo singled to center, Mathis scored40
    Mathis singled to left, Odor scored, Mathis to second on right fielder Ervin throwing error30
  • 1ST INNING
    Cabrera singled to center, Santana scored, Cabrera to second on center fielder Senzel fielding error20
    Andrus grounded out to third, Choo scored, Santana to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Amir Garrett
    • J. Mathis: Mathis lined out to left
    • Hunter Pence hit for Jose Leclerc
    • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Shawn Kelley pitching
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Phillip Ervin
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dietrich flied out to center
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
    • Jesse Winker hit for Curt Casali
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Foul, Winker grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Amir Garrett pitching
    • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
    • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera stole second, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
    • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Guzman grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Leclerc relieved Chris Martin
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Santana struck out on foul tip
    • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Delino DeShields in center field
    • C. Casali: Ball, Casali homered to left
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Farmer singled to center
    • Tucker Barnhart hit for Tanner Roark
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • Chris Martin relieved Mike Minor
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Peraza grounded into double play shortstop to first, Farmer out at second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Guzman popped out to third
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Mathis struck out on foul tip
    • M. Minor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Minor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to left, Votto to second
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Puig flied out to shallow right
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Ervin grounded out to second, Votto to third, Suarez to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara flied out to shallow right
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Odor grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Ball, Farmer grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul
    • Peraza struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • R. Odor: Ball, Odor doubled to deep right center
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Guzman fouled out to first
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mathis singled to left, Odor scored, Mathis to second on right fielder Ervin throwing error
    • M. Minor: Minor grounded out to second, Mathis to third
    • S. Choo: Choo singled to center, Mathis scored
    • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Foul, Santana singled to center, Choo to third
    • E. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Andrus flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Puig homered to left, Suarez scored
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ervin fouled out to first
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • C. Casali: Strike swinging, Casali grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana grounded out to first
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Mazara singled to right
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Ball, Roark flied out to right
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Senzel grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Votto flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Guzman lined out to pitcher
    • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis doubled to left
    • M. Minor: Strike looking, Minor lined out to center
    • S. Choo: Ball, Choo grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias fouled out to first
    • C. Casali: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Casali walked
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Farmer struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Choo safe at first on 1st baseman Votto throwing error
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana singled to center, Choo to third
    • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Andrus grounded out to third, Choo scored, Santana to second
    • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cabrera singled to center, Santana scored, Cabrera to second on center fielder Senzel fielding error
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Senzel grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Votto grounded out to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Puig popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)