Yates escapes bases-loaded threat, Padres beat Reds 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) Francisco Mejia hit one off the foul pole. Manny Machado had another big hit off Trevor Bauer. The San Diego Padres were in position for a third straight victory with the NL's leading closer on the mound.

Kirby Yates came close to giving it up, but found the pitch he needed to finish it off.

Yates fanned Eugenio Suarez with the bases loaded Monday night, preserving a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that reminded the Padres of the importance of having a dependable closer, even when he's not having his best day.

''The best thing about him is it doesn't matter how high-stress the situation, he settles in, he makes good pitches,'' manager Andy Green said. ''That's a really good hitter, probably the guy they choose to have up in that moment, and to punch him out to end the game, it's clutch. It's Kirby.''

Yates gave up three hits, including Josh VanMeter's RBI single. Suarez struck out swinging to end it, giving Yates his NL-leading 36th save in 39 chances.

''The way he approaches every batter, the way he approaches every inning is perfect,'' starter Eric Lauer said.

Bauer (10-10) recovered from one of the worst outings of his career by giving up three runs and fanning 11 in seven innings. San Diego scored one of the runs on Jose Peraza's fielding error in left field.

Bauer gave up a career-high nine runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 17-7 loss at Washington on Wednesday, getting hit hard in his final inning. He shrugged it off as an oddity.

''I thought I threw the ball really well in Washington,'' Bauer said. ''That was just one of those innings that come out of nowhere.''

Machado had an RBI single in the first inning, leaving him 10-for-15 in his career off Bauer with four homers, two doubles and six RBIs. Mejia connected in the fourth, his slicing fly ball deflecting off the foul pole in right to put San Diego ahead to stay. San Diego is three homers shy of the club record of 189 from 2017.

Lauer gave up Freddy Galvis' homer in four innings on a humid, 94-degree night. Luis Perdomo (2-3) fanned four in two innings.

The Padres had a run-saving play in the second inning. Left fielder Josh Naylor threw Suarez out at the plate as he tried to score from second on Peraza's single.

DRYING OFF

Lauer had trouble with his breaking pitches because his hand was so sweaty on the hot, humid night. He started waving his left hand to air dry it between pitches.

''I was sweating a little bit and just trying to get that grip,'' he said.

STREAKING

Jose Iglesias singled and extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest by a Reds player since Joey Votto's 17-game streak in 2017. Iglesias' career high is an 18-game streak in 2013.

NO HOMERS

Cincinnati's Aristides Aquino went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts and was hit by a pitch. He homered 11 times in his first 17 games, a major league record for a rookie.

BAUER STRIKEOUTS

It was Bauer's 27th career game with at least 10 strikeouts and eighth this season. He's six shy of his career high of 221 strikeouts last season.

COUNTING DOWN

Reds left-handed reliever Amir Garrett served the seventh game of his eight-game suspension for precipitating a brawl against the Pirates on July 31.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Naylor was back in left field a day after he swung at a pitch and felt discomfort in his right side, forcing him to leave the game.

Reds: Outfielder Jesse Winker was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game because of upper back spasms. Center fielder Nick Senzel was a late scratch with a sore left elbow that was hit by a pitch on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Padres: Cal Quantrill (6-3, 3.23 ERA) is 4-1 with a 1.31 ERA since the All-Star break that ranks third-best in the majors.

Reds: Sonny Gray (8-6, 2.98) is 5-1 with a 1.59 ERA in his last nine starts, including eight quality starts. He's been the victim of a blown save three times.

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CIN58-66
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  • W: L. Perdomo (2-3)L: T. Bauer (10-10)S: K. Yates (36)
  • HR: SD - F. Mejia (7), CIN - F. Galvis (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Garcia 2B42200000.271.361.390.7514.0
J. Naylor LF20000110.245.311.417.7290.5
L. Perdomo P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. France PH10000010.218.269.327.596-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Machado 3B40110012.264.333.470.8031.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000023.287.333.452.785-1.0
H. Renfroe RF40000022.234.299.535.834-1.0
F. Mejia C41111012.277.323.451.7745.5
W. Myers CF-LF40100030.227.316.398.714-0.5
L. Urias SS30000010.188.333.287.620-0.5
E. Lauer P10000010.100.129.167.296-0.5
b- T. Jankowski PH-CF20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-struck out (passed ball) for Wingenter in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Lauer in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
P. Ervin CF30000100.323.386.528.9131.0
L. Sims P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Senzel PH10000002.267.324.444.7680.0
J. Iglesias SS40100011.295.324.418.7421.5
E. Suarez 3B40000144.256.339.528.866-1.0
A. Aquino RF30000021.317.388.8831.2710.0
J. Peraza LF-CF40200000.240.287.351.6382.0
K. Farmer 1B20000101.247.288.425.7131.0
b- B. O'Grady PH10000000.143.143.143.2860.0
F. Galvis 2B42211022.276.305.457.7627.0
T. Barnhart C40200021.236.335.391.7262.0
T. Bauer P20000022.083.083.083.167-1.0
c- J. VanMeter PH-LF20110010.289.377.461.8381.5
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Sims in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Farmer in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Bauer in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - F. Mejia (7)
  • RBI - M. Machado (71), F. Mejia (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Mejia (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, E. Hosmer, F. Mejia 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Barnhart (8)
  • HR - F. Galvis (20)
  • RBI - F. Galvis (58), J. VanMeter (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Galvis (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, E. Suarez 3 (3), A. Aquino, J. Peraza 2 (2), F. Galvis, T. Bauer 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Naylor (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Peraza (7)
  • PB - T. Barnhart (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer4.04112514.471.407.5
L. Perdomo (W, 2-3)2.01000403.521.1414.0
T. Wingenter (H, 15)1.00001204.671.173.0
C. Stammen (H, 26)1.00000203.681.264.0
K. Yates (S, 36)1.03110101.240.866.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer4.0
L. Perdomo (W, 2-3)2.0
T. Wingenter (H, 15)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 26)1.0
K. Yates (S, 36)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (L, 10-10)7.053211114.061.2316.5
L. Sims2.00000304.001.047.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (L, 10-10)7.0
L. Sims2.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - E. Lauer (4), K. Yates (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 86-53, L. Perdomo 24-18, T. Wingenter 22-14, C. Stammen 15-10, K. Yates 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 1-5, L. Perdomo 2-0, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-0, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 18, L. Perdomo 7, T. Wingenter 4, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 102-67, L. Sims 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 2-8
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 27, L. Sims 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Garcia 2B42200000.271.361.390.7514.0
J. Naylor LF20000110.245.311.417.7290.5
L. Perdomo P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. France PH10000010.218.269.327.596-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Machado 3B40110012.264.333.470.8031.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000023.287.333.452.785-1.0
H. Renfroe RF40000022.234.299.535.834-1.0
F. Mejia C41111012.277.323.451.7745.5
W. Myers CF-LF40100030.227.316.398.714-0.5
L. Urias SS30000010.188.333.287.620-0.5
E. Lauer P10000010.100.129.167.296-0.5
b- T. Jankowski PH-CF20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
Total3335211149-----
  • a-struck out (passed ball) for Wingenter in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Lauer in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
P. Ervin CF30000100.323.386.528.9131.0
L. Sims P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Senzel PH10000002.267.324.444.7680.0
J. Iglesias SS40100011.295.324.418.7421.5
E. Suarez 3B40000144.256.339.528.866-1.0
A. Aquino RF30000021.317.388.8831.2710.0
J. Peraza LF-CF40200000.240.287.351.6382.0
K. Farmer 1B20000101.247.288.425.7131.0
b- B. O'Grady PH10000000.143.143.143.2860.0
F. Galvis 2B42211022.276.305.457.7627.0
T. Barnhart C40200021.236.335.391.7262.0
T. Bauer P20000022.083.083.083.167-1.0
c- J. VanMeter PH-LF20110010.289.377.461.8381.5
Total34282131414-----
HITTERSAB
P. Ervin CF3
L. Sims P0
a- N. Senzel PH1
J. Iglesias SS4
E. Suarez 3B4
A. Aquino RF3
J. Peraza LF-CF4
K. Farmer 1B2
b- B. O'Grady PH1
F. Galvis 2B4
T. Barnhart C4
T. Bauer P2
c- J. VanMeter PH-LF2
Total34
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Sims in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Farmer in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Bauer in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - F. Mejia (7)
  • RBI - M. Machado (71), F. Mejia (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Mejia (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, E. Hosmer, F. Mejia 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Barnhart (8)
  • HR - F. Galvis (20)
  • RBI - F. Galvis (58), J. VanMeter (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Galvis (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, E. Suarez 3 (3), A. Aquino, J. Peraza 2 (2), F. Galvis, T. Bauer 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Naylor (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Peraza (7)
  • PB - T. Barnhart (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer4.04112514.471.407.5
L. Perdomo (W, 2-3)2.01000403.521.1414.0
T. Wingenter (H, 15)1.00001204.671.173.0
C. Stammen (H, 26)1.00000203.681.264.0
K. Yates (S, 36)1.03110101.240.866.5
Total9.08223141---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer4.0
L. Perdomo (W, 2-3)2.0
T. Wingenter (H, 15)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 26)1.0
K. Yates (S, 36)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (L, 10-10)7.053211114.061.2316.5
L. Sims2.00000304.001.047.5
Total9.05321141---
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (L, 10-10)7.0
L. Sims2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - E. Lauer (4), K. Yates (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 86-53, L. Perdomo 24-18, T. Wingenter 22-14, C. Stammen 15-10, K. Yates 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 1-5, L. Perdomo 2-0, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-0, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 18, L. Perdomo 7, T. Wingenter 4, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 102-67, L. Sims 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 2-8
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 27, L. Sims 7
  • 9TH INNING
    VanMeter singled to left, Galvis scored, Barnhart to third32
  • 5TH INNING
    Naylor safe at first on center fielder Peraza fielding error, Garcia scored, Naylor to second31
  • 4TH INNING
    Mejia homered to right21
  • 2ND INNING
    Galvis homered to center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Machado singled to center, Garcia scored, Naylor to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • L. Sims Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mejia flied out to right
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
    • Brian O'Grady hit for Kyle Farmer
    • B. O'Grady: Strike looking, O'Grady flied out to deep center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Galvis singled to left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart doubled to shallow right, Galvis to third
    • J. VanMeter: Ball, VanMeter singled to left, Galvis scored, Barnhart to third
    • Nick Senzel hit for Lucas Sims
    • N. Senzel: Foul, Senzel reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Barnhart out at home, VanMeter to third
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Iglesias hit by pitch, Senzel to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Lucas Sims pitching
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia lined out to left
    • Ty France hit for Trey Wingenter
    • T. France: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, France struck out, reached on passed ball
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to center
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • A. Aquino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Aquino struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • L. Urias: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Urias lined out to right
    • T. Jankowski: Foul, Foul, Ball, Jankowski flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Luis Perdomo
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • Josh VanMeter hit for Trevor Bauer
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ervin walked
    • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to second, Ervin out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe flied out to left
    • F. Mejia: Mejia popped out to catcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • A. Aquino: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Aquino struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza singled to center
    • K. Farmer: Strike swinging, Foul, Farmer grounded out to third, Peraza to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • L. Urias: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • Travis Jankowski hit for Eric Lauer
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to shallow left center
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Naylor safe at first on center fielder Peraza fielding error, Garcia scored, Naylor to second
    • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Perdomo pitching
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ervin grounded out to third
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Mejia homered to right
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Farmer walked
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Barnhart struck out on foul tip
    • T. Bauer: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bauer struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Ervin grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias flied out to deep left
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Ball, Aquino hit by pitch, Suarez to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza singled to left, Suarez out at home, Aquino to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Myers reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Myers out at second, Ball, Urias lined out to right
    • E. Lauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lauer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza lined out to center
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Farmer flied out to deep center
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Galvis homered to center
    • T. Barnhart: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Barnhart singled to shallow right
    • T. Bauer: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bauer struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to first
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Naylor walked, Garcia to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado singled to center, Garcia scored, Naylor to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Renfroe fouled out to first
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mejia struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ervin flied out to right
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Iglesias singled to center
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Aquino popped out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)