Jeimer Candelario snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run triple, 5 Detroit pitchers mixed to frustrate Cincinnati’s offense and the Tigers captured the three-game interleague sequence with a 4-1 win on Sunday.
Akil Baddoo led off the sixth with a line-hugging double to left area. Robbie Grossman reached one out in a while Joey Votto’s error and stole second. Candelario drove in each runners with a shot simply inside first base and down into the best area nook. He scored on Eric Haase’s sacrifice fly.
Detroit starter Casey Mize labored three excellent innings, and José Ureña (3-8) went the subsequent 2 2/3 innings, permitting 5 hits. Michael Fulmer, José Cisnero and Gregory Soto additionally pitched for the Tigers, with Soto putting out Nick Castellanos and Joey Votto with two on within the eighth. Soto then pitched an ideal ninth for his 18th save in 19 probabilities.
Max Schrock scored the Reds’ solely run on Soto’s wild pitch within the eighth.
The loss dropped Cincinnati proportion factors behind San Diego for the Nationwide League’s second wild card. The Padres hosted the Astros on Sunday.
Two of the three runs allowed by Luis Castillo in six innings have been unearned. Castillo (7-15) allowed 4 hits with two walks and 7 strikeouts whereas including to his single-season profession excessive for losses.
The Tigers added a run within the eighth. Baddoo led off with a stroll and scored on Jonathan Schoop’s bloop single to middle area.
Mize’s early departure was anticipated because the Tigers attempt to restrict the innings of the rookie right-hander, who was taken No. 1 total within the 2018 draft.
Reds: Cincinnati activated RHP Brad Brach (proper shoulder) from the injured record. Brach had been out since August 8. INF Alejo Lopez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
Tigers: LHP Tarik Skubal (8-12) begins at Pittsburgh on Monday. He allowed three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in three innings of aid towards the Pirates on April 21.
Reds: RHP Sonny Grey (7-6) begins at Wrigley Area towards the Cubs as Cincinnati opens an 11-day, nine-game highway journey.