Reds’ Votto extends hitting streak as Reds dump Padres, 8-3 – Press Enterprise – California News

Reds’ Votto extends hitting streak as Reds dump Padres, 8-3 – Press Enterprise – California News

CINCINNATI — Joey Votto extended his best hitting streak. Stuart Turner connected for his first major league homer. The Reds had a lot of nice moments in a comfortable win — something they don’t get very often these days.

Votto extended his longest hitting streak of the season to 14 games, Turner hit a two-run shot, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Padres 8-3 on Wednesday night in a game that was well in hand early.

“A lot of great moments,” manager Bryan Price said.

It included a few more from Cincinnati’s best player.

Votto had a double and a single off left-hander Travis Wood (2-4), who made his third start since San Diego acquired him in a trade with Kansas City. Votto’s career high is a 17-game hitting streak last season. He’s batting .477 with four homers during the current one.

Turner and Eugenio Suarez each had a two-run homer, and Jose Peraza singled with the bases loaded off Wood, who lasted five innings.

“It was just one of those grinding days that didn’t go my way,” Wood said.

Turner’s homer on a 2-0 pitch was a no-doubter from the moment it left his bat, landing in the upper deck.

“It could’ve been a wall-scraper and I would’ve taken it,” the catcher said. “I got to 2-0 and got a pitch to drive and didn’t miss it.”

Asher Wojciechowski (3-1) won his second straight start despite allowing a solo homer by Manuel Margot and a two-run shot by Wil Myers . He gave up seven hits and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.

The Reds are 8-18 since the All-Star break. San Diego has lost five of seven.

The Reds are 2-4 against San Diego with one game left in their series. They haven’t won a season series against the Padres since…

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