By KEN POWTAK Related Press
CINCINNATI (AP) — 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 night time.
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.
“They put strain on him, however he made some pitches, some swings and misses,” mentioned Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora. “He’s nonetheless studying however he’s getting higher. We wish him to make use of sure pitches, be aggressive with it and belief his stuff.”
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 towards 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 no less than one batter in 9 of his final 10 begins and has totaled 18 this season.
“The curve didn’t have the appropriate form tonight,” Lodolo mentioned. “If that pitch would have been a bit of bit higher we may have gotten away with extra stuff.”
Bello wanted solely 9 pitches to retire the Reds so as within the first with two strikeouts. He retired three straight to depart the bases loaded within the second.
“Bello had a extremely good tight slider,” Reds supervisor David Bell mentioned. “That was the important thing to the sport. We had been capable of get the bases loaded and never having the ability to rating that inning, it affected us the remainder of the sport.”
Martinez’s triple off the center-field wall within the third drove him the sport’s first run. Friedl hustled over from left area to retrieve the ball and stop an inside-the-park residence run. Martinez mentioned he was disillusioned that third base coach Carlos Febles put up the cease signal.
“I mentioned, ‘What are you doing, dude? You recognize I’ve the closing pace on the finish,’” Martinez mentioned. “I used to be pondering, that is my probability, that is it. However I used to be gassed.”
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 towards Matt Strahm, who walked in a run. He was changed by John Schreiber who allowed a sacrifice fly however acquired the ultimate out for his eighth save.
Reds CF Nick Senzel left the sport after crashing into the wall making an attempt to catch Martinez’s triple within the third. Senzel informed reporters after the sport that he broke his toe and is out for the season. Bell mentioned moments earlier that he was nonetheless ready on outcomes of one other X-ray. “His toe hit the underside of the wall, the unpadded half,” Bell mentioned. “We took x-rays however will take one once more tomorrow.”
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 anticipated to return off the injured listing to begin Saturday towards the Milwaukee Brewers. Ashcraft at the moment is rehabbing at Triple-A Louisville.
RHP Connor Seabold (0-2, 11.91) is anticipated 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.
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