By JEFF WALLNER Related Press
CINCINNATI – J.D. Martinez and Rob Refsnyder hit solo homers, and Rafael Devers had a two-run shot because the Boston Crimson Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Tuesday evening.
Crimson Sox rookie right-hander Brayan Bello (2-6) ended a streak of 44 1/3 innings with out permitting a homer as TJ Friedl had a solo shot within the third inning. Bello gave up the run and eight hits in 5 innings. He struck out 5 and walked two.
Reds rookie left-hander Nick Lodolo (4-7), who had 22 strikeouts and no walks over his earlier two begins, struggled along with his management in opposition to Boston. He walked three and hit three batters over his 5 innings, giving the Reds a significant league-record 99 hit batters this season – eclipsing the Chicago Cubs’ complete of 98 final yr.
Lodolo turned the primary Reds pitcher to hit three or extra batters in a sport twice in a season since Harry Thielman in 1902. He additionally hit three batters at St. Louis on July 16. Lodolo has hit not less than one batter in 9 of his final 10 begins and has totaled 18 this season.
Bello wanted solely 9 pitches to retire the Reds so as within the first with two strikeouts. He retired three straight to go away the bases loaded within the second.
Martinez’s triple off the center-field wall within the third drove him the sport’s first run. After middle fielder Nick Senzel injured himself working into the wall attempting to make the catch, Friedl hustled over from left subject to retrieve the ball and stop an inside-the-park residence run.
After Friedl tied the rating within the backside half, Refsnyder put Boston again forward within the fourth with a solo homer, his fifth of the season. Martinez prolonged the lead along with his twelfth homer an inning later and Devers’ twenty seventh homer off Hunter Strickland made the rating 5-1 within the ninth.
Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out within the backside of the ninth in opposition to Matt Strahm, who walked in a run. He was changed by John Schreiber who allowed a sacrifice fly however bought the ultimate out for his eighth save.
Crimson Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (proper hip irritation) is having season-ending arthroscopic hip surgical procedure subsequent week in New York. … RHP Kutter Crawford (proper shoulder impingement) won’t pitch once more this season for Boston however will proceed to rehab.
Reds: RHP Graham Ashcraft (proper biceps soreness) is predicted to come back off the injured record to begin Saturday in opposition to the Milwaukee Brewers. Ashcraft at present is rehabbing at Triple-A Louisville.
RHP Connor Seabold (0-2, 11.91) is predicted to make his fourth begin of the season for the Crimson Sox within the finale of the two-game sequence. Reds RHP Chase Anderson (1-3, 6.43) will make his fifth begin of the season.