Reds wait out the rain, hold off the Braves to take series

Reds 4 Braves 2

It was one of those nights at GABP. The game lasted 2:54 Thursday night. The rain delay lasted 2:42.

But the bottom line found the Reds 4-2 winners over the Braves and winners of 5 of 7 overall.

That's back-to-back series wins and raises their record to 10-14.

The Reds were outhit in the game 11-5, but they capitalized with big two-out hits.

The Reds led 3-0 when the rains came after the top of the seventh inning.

When play resumed, Freddie Freeman's two-run homer off Zach Duke in the eighth inning sliced the lead to 3-2.

But the Reds added an insurance run on a Kyle Farmer sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to make it 4-2.

Raisel Iglesias finished off the final five outs to record his fifth save of the season.

The Red struck first with an Eugenio Suarez two-out liner off the left-field wall in the third inning that scored Luis Castillo (single). 1-0 Reds

Suarez added to the damage with a two-out, two-run double in the fifth inning. 3-0 Reds

Castillo was touched up for five hits (season high) inside the first three innings, after allowing just 11 hits in his first four starts combined.

Castillo settled in and cruised into the seventh inning before allowing three straight hits to load the bases. David Hernandez was brought on and he delivered the moment of the game. He struck out Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte and pinch-hitter Ozzie Albies.

Castillo: 6 IN, 8 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K.

The Reds were flashing leather all night. Eugenio Suarez made two excellent plays, including a bare hand stab. Jose Iglesias snared a one hop hot shot that spun him around.

Suarez leads the team with six two-out RBI this season.

Derek Dietrich was hit by a pitch for the 96th time in his career.

Scott Schebler got the start in CF and showed a change in his stance, lowering his hands: 0 for 2, K, BB, R.

Jose Peraza walked for the first time this season (71 plate appearances) and for the first time since September of last season.

Joey Votto: 0 for 3, 2 K, .219

Duke's ERA climbs to 11.05.

14,792 were on hand, with perhaps 147 on hand at the end of the night.

Boxscore HERE

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