The San Diego Padres bats were on fire Tuesday after the drubbing they received from Cincinnati on Monday to beat the Reds, 7-3, at Great American Ball Park.
After an 11-3 loss Monday, Padres starter Luis Perdomo shutout the Reds into the seventh inning. The 24-year-old righty was charged with two earned runs, seven hits, four walks and seven strikeout — his most since mid-May.
Reds rookie Sal Romano, meanwhile, gave up five earned runs on nine hits over six innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Romano struggled from the start. Yagervis Solarte grounded out allowing Carlos Asuaje to score. With Wil Myers at bat, a wild pitch allowed Jose Pirela to score for a 2-0 Padres lead in the first.
Austin Hedges led off the sixth inning with a single-run home run — his 15th homer of the season — to the right field on a 2-0 pitch from Romano.
“It wasn’t his best outing, but certainly something to be excited about with the arm and the stuff. He’s learning some lessons up here,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.
Solarte then put the game out of reach for the Reds with a two-run homer in the seventh against reliever Drew Storen.
Up next, Travis Wood faces off against his former team in game three of the four-game series. The left-hander has been solid in his two starts as a Padres since being traded last month. Game time starts at 4:10 p.m.
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