MLB: Giants knock out Reds with 19 points

The San Francisco Giants completed a sweep of their four-game streak against the Cincinnati Reds with an exclamation mark on Thursday, winning overwhelmingly 19-4.

Thanks to the victory, the Giants are left with the best record in the major leagues, at 28-16.

San Francisco dominated 33-9 in points during that series against the Reds.

“We remain humble and hungry because we know there is still a long way to go,” said manager Gabe Kapler. We can’t be disappointed to have shown a 6-2 record during this trip to the East Coast. It’s encouraging, but there is a lot of work ahead of us. « 

Steven Duggar pulled off the first grand slam of his career in a third inning that saw the Giants score nine points. Brandon Crawford for his part produced six points.

Johnny Cueto (3-1) allowed just one run on five hits in five innings of work against his former club. He left the game after 89 shots, when his team were ahead 14-1.

Opposite Cueto, Tyler Mahle (2-2) conceded seven points on seven hits and two walks, all in just two innings. His earned run average jumped from 2.93 to 4.20.

Pujols stands out with a 1st circuit

Albert Pujols opened the scoring in the second inning with a two-run homerun to help the Dodgers secure a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

This is his first home run in the Dodgers uniform, in his fourth game.

Eduardo Escobar also hit a two-run long ball in the 6th inning, which helped the D-Backs to tie the game.

Will Smith broke the game with a solo homerun in the 7th inning and the Dodgers posted a 4th straight win over Arizona to wipe out their four-game streak.

David Price was taken out of the game after conceding three hits in two innings to the Diamondbacks. Seven pitchers passed the mound for LA

Despite the loss, Merrill Kelly delivered a strong performance of seven innings. He conceded six hits and three earned runs.

Elsewhere in the National

Nationals 2 – Cubs 5
WAS: Joe Ross pitched only three and two-thirds and registers a loss for a second game in a row
CHC: Ian Happ slammed two home runs in addition to producing three points in victory

Marlins 6 – Phillies 0
MIA: Garrett Cooper hit a 421-foot homeroom and ended the game with three RBIs
PHI: Starter Vince Velasquez was ruled out late with a right index finger injury

Pirates 6 – Braves 4 (10 rounds)
PIT: Kevin Newman hit a single that produced the winning run in the 10th inning
ATL: The Braves have lost 7 of their last 10 games and now sit 4th in the East of the National

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