Castillo rebounds as Reds beat Padres 4-2 to win series

CINCINNATI (AP) Luis Castillo didn't have his best stuff, but it wasn't nearly as bad as his last start.

Cincinnati's All-Star right-hander shook off his worst career start to pitch six solid innings, Jose Iglesias hit a solo home run and the Reds beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday to win the three-game series.

''It wasn't Luis' best game, but even without his best game, he was good,'' manager David Bell said. ''That's what it takes. Even when he's not at his best, he's really, really good.''

Castillo (12-5), who allowed nine hits and eight runs on Friday against St. Louis, bounced back to limit San Diego to five hits and one run with four strikeouts.

''When your pitches aren't very good but you get a lot of soft contact, you know you're doing a good job,'' Castillo said. ''I think the adjustments you make between starts helps. After the start against the Cardinals, I had to work hard.''

The Reds sent nine batters to the plate while scoring three runs in a third inning started by Eric Yardley (0-1), who got the loss in his major league debut after being promoted from Triple-A El Paso before the game. Nick Senzel led off with a line drive on Yardley's first pitch that left fielder Josh Naylor misplayed for a two-base error. Senzel scored one out later on Eugenio Suarez's single.

''He got a bad break on his first pitch,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said. ''It's tough when you get a fly ball on your first pitch and don't get an out. You've got to rise up.''

After laying down a sacrifice bunt in the third, Iglesias lofted his ninth homer of the season into the seats down the left field line with one out in the fourth inning for a 4-1 lead.

''I just did my part,'' Iglesias said about his bunt. ''It paid off. It set the table for the other guys, and it was a huge inning. When you play the game the right way, good things happen.''

Francisco Mejia led off the seventh inning for the Padres with his eighth homer of the season, a solo shot off Lucas Sims. Greg Garcia drove in Ty France with a third-inning two-out double for San Diego's other run.

Cincinnati's Michael Lorenzen had two strikeouts in a perfect eighth. Raisel Iglesias had two strikeouts in the ninth on the way to his 26th save.

Matt Strahm made his 16th start of the season and first since July 2 as the first of five pitchers on a bullpen day for the Padres.

The Reds loaded the bases against Yardley before Trey Wingenter came in and issued two bases-loaded walks.

LONG TIME

The Reds finished 5-2 against San Diego this season to win their first season against the Padres since 2012.

STOLEN GIFT

Reds C Tucker Barnhart picked up his sixth career stolen base in the second inning and first since Aug. 26, 2017, when Padres C Francisco Mejia dropped the ball between his feet and couldn't immediately locate it.

GIVE IT UP

Iglesias and Barnhart are the only two Reds non-pitchers to have sacrifice bunts this season. Each has one.

FEELING AT HOME

Mejia's homer was the fourth of his career against the Reds, all at Great American Ball Park. He has hit seven against the rest of the major leagues, no more than one against any other team.

IN SIGHT

The Padres have hit 188 homers this season, one short of matching the club record set in 2017.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: C Curt Casali (sprained right knee ligament) started and caught six innings in the second game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. . INF/OF Derek Dietrich (left shoulder inflammation) was 2 for 8 in the first two games of his rehab assignment with the Bats.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Chris Paddack (7-6) has a 7.98 ERA in three August starts going into Friday's game against Boston in San Diego.

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (6-7) is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against the Pirates this season going into Friday's series opener in Pittsburgh.

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  • W: L. Castillo (12-5)L: E. Yardley (0-1)S: R. Iglesias (26)
  • HR: SD - F. Mejia (8), CIN - J. Iglesias (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Garcia 2B40110010.268.362.388.7502.5
J. Naylor LF40000021.247.314.430.745-1.0
E. Hosmer 1B40100010.285.331.448.7800.5
H. Renfroe RF40000021.231.296.528.823-1.0
F. Mejia C41111010.272.320.455.7765.5
W. Myers CF30100010.228.316.398.7140.5
C. Stammen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. France 3B31100001.219.268.325.5932.0
L. Urias SS30100011.187.326.280.6060.5
M. Strahm P00000000.286.348.381.7290.0
E. Yardley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Perdomo P10000001.167.167.167.3330.0
M. Margot CF10000000.241.318.403.7200.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Senzel CF51000011.264.320.436.7560.5
    J. Iglesias SS41211011.295.324.423.7476.5
    E. Suarez 3B41210011.257.339.524.8633.5
    A. Aquino RF31100111.313.387.8211.2082.5
    P. Ervin LF40200001.326.386.523.9092.0
    F. Galvis 2B30210100.278.308.465.7735.0
    T. Barnhart C40000026.228.326.379.7051.0
    J. VanMeter 1B30110112.296.383.459.8422.5
    L. Castillo P20000015.083.083.104.188-0.5
    a- B. O'Grady PH10000010.091.091.091.182-0.5
    L. Sims P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Lorenzen P0000-000.357.400.429.000-
    b- J. Peraza PH10000001.239.286.350.6360.0
    R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    • a-struck out for Castillo in the 6th
    • b-grounded out for Lorenzen in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Garcia (12)
    • HR - F. Mejia (8)
    • SH - M. Strahm (3)
    • RBI - G. Garcia (27), F. Mejia (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Garcia (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Naylor, H. Renfroe, L. Perdomo
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Galvis (25)
    • HR - J. Iglesias (9)
    • SH - J. Iglesias
    • RBI - J. Iglesias (48), E. Suarez (78), F. Galvis (61), J. VanMeter (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. VanMeter (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, E. Suarez, A. Aquino, P. Ervin, T. Barnhart, L. Castillo 5 (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Barnhart
    FIELDING
    • E - W. Myers (4), J. Naylor (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Iglesias-Galvis-VanMeter)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Strahm2.03000405.111.285.0
    E. Yardley (L, 0-1)0.123110027.009.00-9.0
    T. Wingenter0.20002204.601.20-1.0
    L. Perdomo3.03110213.491.136.0
    C. Stammen2.02000103.561.254.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Strahm2.0
    E. Yardley (L, 0-1)0.1
    T. Wingenter0.2
    L. Perdomo3.0
    C. Stammen2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Castillo (W, 12-5)6.05110403.041.1224.0
    L. Sims (H, 3)1.01110114.181.041.5
    M. Lorenzen (H, 16)1.00000203.181.264.0
    R. Iglesias (S, 26)1.00000203.861.2311.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Castillo (W, 12-5)6.0
    L. Sims (H, 3)1.0
    M. Lorenzen (H, 16)1.0
    R. Iglesias (S, 26)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 42-32, E. Yardley 12-7, T. Wingenter 16-8, L. Perdomo 37-28, C. Stammen 29-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 2-0, E. Yardley 1-1, L. Perdomo 4-3, C. Stammen 4-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 9, E. Yardley 5, T. Wingenter 4, L. Perdomo 12, C. Stammen 8
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 100-61, L. Sims 19-14, M. Lorenzen 10-9, R. Iglesias 19-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 10-3
    • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 22, L. Sims 4, M. Lorenzen 3, R. Iglesias 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    G. Garcia 2B40110010.268.362.388.7502.5
    J. Naylor LF40000021.247.314.430.745-1.0
    E. Hosmer 1B40100010.285.331.448.7800.5
    H. Renfroe RF40000021.231.296.528.823-1.0
    F. Mejia C41111010.272.320.455.7765.5
    W. Myers CF30100010.228.316.398.7140.5
    C. Stammen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    T. France 3B31100001.219.268.325.5932.0
    L. Urias SS30100011.187.326.280.6060.5
    M. Strahm P00000000.286.348.381.7290.0
    E. Yardley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    L. Perdomo P10000001.167.167.167.3330.0
    M. Margot CF10000000.241.318.403.7200.0
    Total312621095-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Senzel CF51000011.264.320.436.7560.5
      J. Iglesias SS41211011.295.324.423.7476.5
      E. Suarez 3B41210011.257.339.524.8633.5
      A. Aquino RF31100111.313.387.8211.2082.5
      P. Ervin LF40200001.326.386.523.9092.0
      F. Galvis 2B30210100.278.308.465.7735.0
      T. Barnhart C40000026.228.326.379.7051.0
      J. VanMeter 1B30110112.296.383.459.8422.5
      L. Castillo P20000015.083.083.104.188-0.5
      a- B. O'Grady PH10000010.091.091.091.182-0.5
      L. Sims P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Lorenzen P0000-000.357.400.429.000-
      b- J. Peraza PH10000001.239.286.350.6360.0
      R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      • a-struck out for Castillo in the 6th
      • b-grounded out for Lorenzen in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Garcia (12)
      • HR - F. Mejia (8)
      • SH - M. Strahm (3)
      • RBI - G. Garcia (27), F. Mejia (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Garcia (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Naylor, H. Renfroe, L. Perdomo
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Galvis (25)
      • HR - J. Iglesias (9)
      • SH - J. Iglesias
      • RBI - J. Iglesias (48), E. Suarez (78), F. Galvis (61), J. VanMeter (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. VanMeter (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, E. Suarez, A. Aquino, P. Ervin, T. Barnhart, L. Castillo 5 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Barnhart
      FIELDING
      • E - W. Myers (4), J. Naylor (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Iglesias-Galvis-VanMeter)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Strahm2.03000405.111.285.0
      E. Yardley (L, 0-1)0.123110027.009.00-9.0
      T. Wingenter0.20002204.601.20-1.0
      L. Perdomo3.03110213.491.136.0
      C. Stammen2.02000103.561.254.5
      Total8.01042391---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Strahm2.0
      E. Yardley (L, 0-1)0.1
      T. Wingenter0.2
      L. Perdomo3.0
      C. Stammen2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Castillo (W, 12-5)6.05110403.041.1224.0
      L. Sims (H, 3)1.01110114.181.041.5
      M. Lorenzen (H, 16)1.00000203.181.264.0
      R. Iglesias (S, 26)1.00000203.861.2311.0
      Total9.0622091---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Castillo (W, 12-5)6.0
      L. Sims (H, 3)1.0
      M. Lorenzen (H, 16)1.0
      R. Iglesias (S, 26)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 42-32, E. Yardley 12-7, T. Wingenter 16-8, L. Perdomo 37-28, C. Stammen 29-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 2-0, E. Yardley 1-1, L. Perdomo 4-3, C. Stammen 4-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 9, E. Yardley 5, T. Wingenter 4, L. Perdomo 12, C. Stammen 8
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 100-61, L. Sims 19-14, M. Lorenzen 10-9, R. Iglesias 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 10-3
      • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 22, L. Sims 4, M. Lorenzen 3, R. Iglesias 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Mejia homered to right center24
      • 4TH INNING
        Iglesias homered to left14
      • 3RD INNING
        VanMeter walked, Aquino scored, Ervin to third, Galvis to second13
        Galvis walked, Suarez scored, Aquino to third, Ervin to second12
        Suarez singled to right center, Senzel scored11
        Garcia doubled to deep right center, France scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Raisel Iglesias pitching
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • F. Mejia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Mejia popped out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Michael Lorenzen relieved Lucas Sims
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margot flied out to right
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Naylor struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Stammen Pitching:
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, VanMeter singled to right
        • Jose Peraza hit for Michael Lorenzen
        • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peraza grounded out to third, VanMeter to second
        • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Senzel flied out to right
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Lucas Sims pitching
        • F. Mejia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Mejia homered to right center
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • T. France: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, France popped out to shortstop
        • L. Urias: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Urias popped out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Stammen pitching
        • Manuel Margot in center field
        • A. Aquino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aquino grounded out to third
        • P. Ervin: Ervin grounded out to second
        • F. Galvis: Galvis doubled to deep right
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • G. Garcia: Garcia lined out to shortstop
        • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Naylor grounded out to first
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer singled to center
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brian O'Grady hit for Luis Castillo
        • B. O'Grady: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, O'Grady struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Senzel grounded out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias singled to deep center, Iglesias to third on left fielder Myers fielding error
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Myers singled to left center
        • T. France: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, France grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Myers out at second
        • L. Urias: Ball, Urias singled to center
        • L. Perdomo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Perdomo popped out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Galvis grounded out to second
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to first
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, VanMeter flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to first
        • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • F. Mejia: Ball, Mejia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Luis Perdomo relieved Trey Wingenter
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Senzel flied out to center
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias homered to left
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Suarez fouled out to first
        • A. Aquino: Aquino singled to left
        • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Ball, Ervin reached on fielder's choice to third, Aquino out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • T. France: Foul, Ball, France singled to left
        • L. Urias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
        • M. Strahm: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strahm hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, France to second
        • G. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia doubled to deep right center, France scored
        • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Naylor grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Eric Yardley relieved Matt Strahm
        • N. Senzel: Senzel safe at first on left fielder Naylor fielding error, Senzel to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias hit sacrifice bunt to third, Senzel to third
        • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to right center, Senzel scored
        • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aquino walked, Suarez to second
        • P. Ervin: Ball, Ervin singled to center, Suarez to third, Aquino to second
        • Trey Wingenter relieved Eric Yardley
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis walked, Suarez scored, Aquino to third, Ervin to second
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
        • J. VanMeter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, VanMeter walked, Aquino scored, Ervin to third, Galvis to second
        • L. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Renfroe grounded out to second
        • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Myers grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Strahm Pitching:
        • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ervin singled to shallow center
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Galvis singled to left, Ervin to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ervin to third, Galvis out at second
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Barnhart stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
        • L. Castillo: Strike swinging, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
        • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
        • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Strahm Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Senzel struck out on foul tip
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suarez singled to left
        • A. Aquino: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Aquino struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)