Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds seven run third inning helps complete sweep of the Rays

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Reds 10 Rays 5

The Reds belted three home runs and a triple in a seven run third inning and beat the Rays 10-5 to complete their first three-game sweep of the season and extend their winning streak to four games Sunday afternoon before 21, 748 at GABP.

The homers came off the bats of Jonathan India, Tyler Stephenson and Mike Moustakas. That was more than enough offense for rookie Nick Lodolo who went five innings and allowed three runs to pick up the win.

All-Star selection: Luis Castillo was named the Reds lone All-Star representative after the game. I would think Brandon Drury will ultimately be added to the team.

A streak: It's the Reds first four-game winning streak since May 25-28.

Milestone: The Moustakas homer was the 200th of his career. It was his first homer since May 13.

Bashing: The Reds collected 14 hits, including three doubles, a triple and three homers. Oddly enough, they did not have a walk. Albert Almora Jr. (0-4) was the lone starter not to pick up a hit.

Thrice is nice: Stephenson and Donovan Solano each picked up three hits.

No-go: Joey Votto was out of the lineup for the 7th consecutive game with a bad back.

Home cooking: The Reds completed their 11-game homestand 6-5.

Turnstile: 82,304 watched the three game series.

Interleague logic: The Reds own the worst all-time interleague record in MLB (183-244 .472) but are 13-5 all-time vs the Rays.

Next up: At the Yankees starting Tuesday night.

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