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Manny Machado, Joe Musgrove help Padres hand Reds 8th straight loss

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Tommy Pham strike a solo homer with two outs in the initial inning Tuesday night, just as he did in Monday night’s series opener in between Cincinnati and San Diego.

And just like Monday evening, the Padres answered with Austin Nola hitting a leadoff single and Manny Machado driving a two-run homer into the still left-subject seats.

That was a big boost for Joe Musgrove, who pitched effectively into the seventh inning to aid the Padres gain 6-2 and hand the beat-up Reds their eighth straight reduction.

“It’s starting off to get to the level exactly where we count on it out of him,” Musgrove said of Machado. “He’s these kinds of a fantastic participant. He prepares greater than any individual I’ve played with. He’s crafted for those people times. I know that’s not a superior-leverage stress circumstance, but going down early, he waits till he will get his pitch and puts us ideal again in the lead is big.

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San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado watches his two-operate property operate strike all through the to start with inning of a baseball game from the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in San Diego. 
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“Manny’s a substantial portion of this offense and it feels like when he’s going, everybody’s going,” explained Musgrove, who has achieved the sixth inning in just about every of his initial a few begins for the initial time in his vocation.

The reeling Reds missing yet another player to damage when catcher Tyler Stephenson was knocked out of the game following a collision with Luke Voit in the initially.

Voit slammed into Stephenson’s head as he slid into the plate even though trying to score from to start with on Jurickson Profar’s double. Stephenson held onto the ball for the out but was on the floor for a number of minutes. He was capable to stroll to the dugout.

The Reds challenged the get in touch with, but umpires ruled the enjoy was thoroughly clean.

“The ball requires him right into Luke,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin claimed. “There’s nowhere to go, and I think Luke was just trying to safeguard himself putting his fingers up. I assume they got it correct.”

Aramis Garcia moved from designated hitter to catcher, meaning the Reds dropped their DH for the rest of the sport.

The Padres extended their major league report with 13 consecutive errorless video games to open up a season.

Musgrove (2-), who grew up in suburban El Cajon, held the Reds to two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked a single.

“When the offense puts up a couple operates early it allows me to go out there and be aggressive devoid of the fret of a solo shot using the direct or something like that,” Musgrove mentioned. “Each time I get a guide I’m attacking the zone a small more aggressively and it has a large amount to do with the offense.

“I feel I compete truly properly even with no run assistance, but with operate assist I sense I’m a complete unique animal pitching.”

Cincinnati starter Reiver Sanmartin (-2) authorized five runs and 8 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out 4 and walked a single.

Following the collision at the plate, Eric Hosmer strike a two-out one to convey in Profar. The Padres additional on with RBI doubles by Wil Myers and José Azocar in the fourth.

Kyle Farmer hit an RBI one for the Reds in the sixth. They chased Musgrove in the seventh on Joey Votto’s leadoff single and Colin Moran’s 1-out stroll.

TRAINER’S Space

Reds: Put 2B Jonathan India on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 16, and INF Mike Moustakas on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 18. Recalled OF TJ Friedl from Triple-A Louisville and selected the contract of INF/OF JT Riddle from Louisville.

UP Next

The series concludes Wednesday afternoon with Reds RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (-2, 5.40 Period) and Padres LHP MacKenzie Gore (-, 3.38) scheduled to start.

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