Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton and left fielder Adam Duvall converged on an Anthony Rizzo fly ball in the top of the first inning, leading to disaster. The ball glanced off of Duvall’s glove, hit Hamilton in the face, and rolled away. Hamilton laid on the ground in pain while Duvall tracked the ball down. Two runners scored easily and Rizzo wheeled around third base, scoring easily for an inside-the-park three-run home run. Hamilton exited the game under his own power, replaced by Tyler Holt. The Reds will likely pass along information on Hamilton’s status after the game.
Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and the Oakland Athletics took advantage of sloppy play from the San Francisco Giants to win their third straight game in the Bay Bridge series, 7-1 on Wednesday night. Sean Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Billy Burns drove in two runs for the A's, who have won six of seven and will go for a sweep in the two-city series against their cross-bay rivals on Thursday night. The Giants committed two errors that led to three unearned runs and botched a few other plays in the field that left starting pitcher Jake Peavy (4-7) fuming on the mound. Peavy allowed seven runs — four earned — and six hits in 3 1/3 innings, but could have