Cincinnati (AP) — Tyler Mahle, who recovered from a rocky start to pitch well in a potential trade deadline audition, hit one of three Cincinnati homers by Joey Votto and the Reds beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 on Saturday night. defeated by
Jonathan India and Jake Fraley are also linked for Cincinnati, selling pieces to the Contenders after Luis Castillo tackles Seattle on Friday night. Mahle could be the next player to be eliminated before Tuesday’s deadline.
Mahle’s outing started poorly, when he allowed three straight singles and balked in a run, giving the Orioles a 2–0 lead in the first innings.
Mahle (5-7) allowed only those runs. He scored seven runs and the batsmen could not walk. He retired his last 13 batsmen.
Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander dismissed Jake Fraley, trying to score on India’s fly ball, to end the second innings. The Reds later made their loss on a delivery from Dean Kramer.
Kramer (3-3), who allowed four homers in 47 innings, gave India a two-run homer in the fourth, and a single homer from the fifth leading vote gave the Reds a 5-2 lead. Kramer scored six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.
The Orioles are second in the American League with 23 comeback victories, but couldn’t rally against Reds pitchers, who made 19 straight sets in a stretch.
With Kyle Farmer in the fifth inning, Nick Senzel hit a drive from the left field wall that was in the glove of Austin Hays. The farmer, thinking that the ball had been caught, turned and slid safely to the first. Senzel crosses the farmer on the base paths and is later dismissed without 3 assists, erasing the hit. Fraley’s two-run home run by Beau Sulsar reduced the score to 7-2 after two pitches.
The Reds selected RHP Ryan Hendrix from Triple-A Louisville to fill the roster spot vacated by Castillo.
Orioles: RHP Tyler Wells has been diagnosed with a grade 1 oblique strain. There is no timetable for his return. “Luckily it’s not serious, but it’s going to take some time,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.
Reds: RHP Luis Cesa (left intercostalis muscle strain) will not require a rehab assignment. He is doing live batting practice and will be active soon. … C Aramis Garcia (left middle finger stretch) could be back by the next homestand, which starts Aug. 13.
Reds left-hander Nick Lodolo will make his fifth start since a 69-day stint on the injured list. He leads 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA in those outings. Austin Voth, right-hander of the Orioles, will begin the season seven in the series finale. He has also conducted 23 relief demonstrations.
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