Left-hander Madison Bumgarner got his career-high sixth straight win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Reds 6-1 on Thursday afternoon, taking a series in Cincinnati for the first time in five years.
Devin Mesoraco hit a 2-run homer and Jay Bruce emerged from a slump by driving in a pair of runs on Tuesday night, leading the Reds to their season-high 4th win in a row, an 8-3 victory over the sloppy Giants.
Cincinnati Reds center fielder, Billy Hamilton, has the kind of speed that can break records.
Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer and threw out a runner at the plate, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat Bartolo Colon and the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday.
Giving the ball to Bartolo Colon could at least help the AL West leaders limit the Cincinnati Reds’ opportunities.
Considering their success against the NL this season, back-to-back interleague games could be what the A’s need to get on track, while the Reds look to end their struggles versus the AL.
The New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds are among the latest teams to check in on the San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence, but there doesn’t appear to be a match with those teams at this point.
The Cincinnati Reds certainly felt at home at AT&T Park in the opener of this four-game series.
Now, it’ll be official.
Tim Lincecum has tweaked his delivery, altered his workload between starts, changed his diet, and even his hair, trying just about anything in recent years to rediscover his old Cy Young form.
The Cincinnati Reds will wear home uniforms and bat last, if needed, in the first game of a July 23 doubleheader at San Francisco.