The rookie fireball Spencer Strider was overwhelming, allowing only one hit and one run in six innings when the Atlanta Braves, who visited on Saturday, beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1.
Rescuers A.J. Minter, Jesse Chavez, and Will Smith combined three shutout innings, and Smith won his fourth save with seven chances. Smith hit the batter in 2 steps, 9th, but escaped when Albert Almora Jr. jumped to the far left to finish the game.
Atlanta pitchers recorded 16 strikeouts in a single batter combination.
Strider (4-2) hit 11 batters for the second time with four starts and achieved three consecutive victories with one hit. His 11 strikeouts matched his season's best.
Strider, who walked one to hit the batter, now has 90 strikeouts, is three shy about Cincinnati's Hunter Greene, and is the leader among new major league pitchers.
Austin Riley blasted the team's leading 20th home run and drove in pairs. Meanwhile, Dansby Swanson continued to weep with three more hits as the Braves won 23 times in 29 games.
Nick Senzel was Cincinnati's only hit, releasing a two-out RBI group single in the fifth inning as the Reds lost ten consecutive home games. Since losing 11 games in a row at Riverfront Stadium in 1986, 10 consecutive losses have set new lows for the longest home skids in the Great American Ball Park and Cincinnati.
Cincinnati starter and loser Tyler Mahle (3-7) Minimize damage to two runs a day when he works hard in two innings I did.
Mare worked second on the 32nd pitch, with Riley's towering home run leaving 1-0 Atlanta's lead. After two innings, Mare threw 37 pitches, loaded the bass for Atlanta's second run and walked Michael Harris II.
Frustrated at the bottom of the fifth, Reds manager David Bell was kicked out by home plate referee Tripp Gibson. ..
Pinch runner Matt Reynolds jumped to second place with a wild pitch, Senzel defeated a no-hitter no-run, and Harris delayed the ball with a single bloop in front of Harris.
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