Reds break out brooms against Giants

May 7, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)

By Jeremy Kahn

This will be a weekend that the San Francisco Giants will want to forget for the rest of the season.

Scott Feldman threw a complete game shutout, the third of his career and first since 2014, when he was a member of the Houston Astros and the Cincinnati Reds shutout the Giants 4-0 at Great American Ballpark, completing the three-game sweep.

The Bay Area native entered the game with a 1-5 career record versus the Giants struck out five, walked just one on his way to his second win of the season.

This was the fourth time this season that the Giants were shutout, tying the Chicago White Sox for the most in the major leagues.

During the three-game sweep of the Giants, the Reds outscored the Giants 31-5, as they swept the Giants for the first time since the 2013 season.

Former Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto, who pitched for the Reds for eight seasons before being traded to the Kansas City Royals during the 2015 season went seven innings, allowing six hits and struck out 10, as his record fell to 4-2 on the season.

Cueto topped the double-digit plateau in strikeouts for the 14th time in his major-league career, and it was the fourth time since joining the Giants that Cueto struck out 10 or more in a game.

Christian Arroyo booted a ground ball hit by Billy Hamilton in the first inning, for the Giants eighth error in their last seven games. Hamilton got the Reds on the board, as he scored on a Eugenio Suarez single. Scooter Gennett added a run-scoring later in the inning to give the Reds and Feldman all the runs that they would need.

The final two runs of the game came via the home run ball, as Scott Schebler and Zack Cozart each hit solo home runs for the Reds.

Hamilton tripled later in the game, becoming the first Reds player to hit triples in three consecutive games since Deion Sanders during the 1997.

NOTES: Matt Moore looks to break the Giants losing streak on Monday afternoon, as they open a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Jacob de Grom will take the mound for the Mets in the series opener.

Brandon Crawford, who is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain will start a rehab assignment on Monday, as he will play six innings for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels.

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