Dietrich's 11th-inning blast lifts Reds over Padres

Reuters

Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer off Craig Stammen with one out in the 11th inning Friday night to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 win over the host San Diego Padres.

Dietrich's fifth homer of the season carried 354 feet into the right field stands and handed the Padres a fifth straight loss after an 11-5 start to the season. The Reds scored a second straight win following four consecutive defeats.

Reds shortstop Jose Iglesias opened the inning by reaching base on an error by Padres rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., whose third-inning, 438-foot homer tied the game at 1-1.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

After Scott Schebler grounded out, Dietrich pulled a 3-1 pitch from Stammen into the seats.

Right-handed reliever Jared Hughes (2-0) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Michael Lorenzen recorded his first save. Stammen (2-1) took the loss after yielding two runs, one earned, in two innings.

Dietrich's homer followed a pitching duel between starters Anthony DeSclafani of Cincinnati and Matt Strahm of San Diego.

The only blemish against either was a solo homer. Both pitchers allowed only two hits with Strahm going a career-high eight innings and DeSclafani six.

Eugenio Suarez gave Cincinnati a 1-0 lead two hitters into the game with his fourth homer of the season, an opposite-field, 379-foot drive into the right field stands. Tatis countered two innings later.

Strahm retired 23 of the 24 Reds he faced after Suarez's fourth homer of the season, including the last 14 in a row following a one-out single by Yasiel Puig in the fourth.

Tatis scored the Padres' final run in the bottom of the 11th. He drew a one-out walk from Zach Duke, stole second and third and scored on Eric Hosmer's groundout to first.

Lorenzen entered and yielded a single to Manny Machado before fanning Wil Myers to seal the victory.

--Field Level Media

What to Read Next