Padres, rain too much for struggling Reds


San Diego Padres' Trent Grisham celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The home run is his second of the game. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

San Diego Padres' Trent Grisham celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The home run is his second of the game. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)


San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)


Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto acknowledges the fans after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The RBI scored is the 1,000th of his career. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)


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By The Associated Press

San Diego Padres (49-33, third in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (39-40, fourth in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Ryan Weathers (3-2, 0.00 ERA) Reds: Luis Castillo (3-10, 5.14 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -109, Padres -107; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and San Diego will square off on Thursday.

The Reds are 19-20 on their home turf. Cincinnati’s team on-base percentage of .326 is second in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the lineup with an OBP of .403.

The Padres have gone 19-18 away from home. The San Diego pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.23, Joe Musgrove paces the staff with a mark of 2.73.

The Padres won the last meeting 7-5. Musgrove earned his fifth victory and Trent Grisham went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs for San Diego. Vladimir Gutierrez took his third loss for Cincinnati.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 44 extra base hits and is batting .346.

Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 40 extra base hits and is slugging .705.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .253 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Padres: 9-1, .289 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

INJURIES: Reds: Lucas Sims: (elbow), Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Jeff Hoffman: (shoulder), Sonny Gray: (groin), Michael Feliz: (elbow), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Tejay Antone: (forearm), Nick Senzel: (knee), Tyler Naquin: (wrist), Max Schrock: (calf), Mike Moustakas: (heel), Alex Blandino: (hand).

Padres: Trey Wingenter: (elbow), Taylor Williams: (knee), Matt Strahm: (knee), Blake Snell: (illness), Adrian Morejon: (left forearm), Dinelson Lamet: (forearm), Keone Kela: (right forearm), Javy Guerra: (right elbow), Mike Clevinger: (elbow), Jose Castillo: (undisclosed), Michel Baez: (right elbow), Dan Altavilla: (elbow), Jorge Ona: (right elbow), Austin Nola: (knee).

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Trent Grisham hit a grand slam and a solo shot and the San Diego Padres rallied for their 11th win in the last 12 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Wednesday night in a game called in the sixth inning due to rain.

Grisham’s first career grand slam in the fifth inning came off reliever Josh Osich and gave San Diego the lead and its sixth straight win over Cincinnati in the past two weeks.

“A lot of resilience by the guys tonight,” Grisham said.

The game was stopped with one out in the Padres’ half of the sixth amid a thunderstorm. It was declared official after a 93-minute delay.

Grisham and Wil Myers hit back-to-back solos shots in the Padres’ second. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his National League-leading 26th homer leading off the third.

Nick Castellanos, second in All-Star voting among National League outfielders, hit a three-run homer as part of the Reds’ four-run first inning.

Joey Votto homered to right leading off the third inning — the 1,000 RBI of his career — but the Reds bullpen, the worst in the majors, promptly blew the 5-3 lead.

Osich relieved Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez (3-3) with one out and the bases full in the fifth. Reds manager David Bell said he chose the left-handed Osich especially to face the left-handed hitting Grisham, but it backfired when the Padres center fielder lined a slider into the right-field seats.

“He put a good swing on a two-strike pitch,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. “I thought it was in the gap at first, and it kept carrying.”

Joe Musgrove (5-6) was the winning pitcher, despite allowing five runs and four hits through four innings.

Musgrove, who pitched seven scoreless innings against the Reds in a no-decision on June 17, settled down after the rough first, allowing only a walk and Votto’s homer in the next three innings.

“He’s been an absolute warrior for us,” Tingler said. “Tonight, to give up the runs early, he kept his hands up and kept fighting. He didn’t have his best stuff.

Bell lamented the shortened game.

“For sure it’s disappointing,” he said. “You can’t do anything about the weather, but the way the game was going, we would have had opportunities to get back into it.”

GOOD COMPANY

Votto’s homer put him among legends Johnny Bench (1,376), Tony Perez (1,192), Pete Rose (1,036) and Frank Robinson (1,009) as the the only Reds players in modern history with 1,000 RBIs.

NO GENO

Reds third-baseman Eugenio Suarez got the night off after striking out four times against four different Padres pitchers in the 5-4 loss Tuesday night. The Reds were depending on the veteran to provide some consistency in the cleanup spot this season, but he’s hitting just .173. He does have 16 homers, which is second on the Reds, and 44 RBIs. Rookie Alejo Lopez, who made his major league debut Monday, started in his place of Suarez. “Just giving him a breather,” Bell said. “No more than that.”

TRAINERS ROOM

Padres: Left-hander Blake Snell, who was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night because of stomach issues, was feeling “slightly better” and is day to day, according to manager Jayce Tingler.

Reds: CF Tyler Naquin missed a third game with a sore right wrist. Manager David Bell said he’s expected to be back Thursday. … OF Max Shrock (left calf strain) and RHP Jeff Hoffman (right shoulder) are doing rehab stints at Louisville.

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San Diego Padres’ Trent Grisham celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The home run is his second of the game. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/07/web1_126890906-c10e36befa984f0a8673485d2a82e5a0.jpgSan Diego Padres’ Trent Grisham celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The home run is his second of the game. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/07/web1_126890906-f0510fa513b6420fb1792fdde233e51c.jpgSan Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto acknowledges the fans after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The RBI scored is the 1,000th of his career. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/07/web1_126890906-18d73a1fbaa74b65a0386e9c062aed3d.jpgCincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto acknowledges the fans after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The RBI scored is the 1,000th of his career. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

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By The Associated Press

San Diego Padres (49-33, third in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (39-40, fourth in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Ryan Weathers (3-2, 0.00 ERA) Reds: Luis Castillo (3-10, 5.14 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -109, Padres -107; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and San Diego will square off on Thursday.

The Reds are 19-20 on their home turf. Cincinnati’s team on-base percentage of .326 is second in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the lineup with an OBP of .403.

The Padres have gone 19-18 away from home. The San Diego pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.23, Joe Musgrove paces the staff with a mark of 2.73.

The Padres won the last meeting 7-5. Musgrove earned his fifth victory and Trent Grisham went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs for San Diego. Vladimir Gutierrez took his third loss for Cincinnati.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 44 extra base hits and is batting .346.

Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 40 extra base hits and is slugging .705.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .253 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Padres: 9-1, .289 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

INJURIES: Reds: Lucas Sims: (elbow), Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Jeff Hoffman: (shoulder), Sonny Gray: (groin), Michael Feliz: (elbow), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Tejay Antone: (forearm), Nick Senzel: (knee), Tyler Naquin: (wrist), Max Schrock: (calf), Mike Moustakas: (heel), Alex Blandino: (hand).

Padres: Trey Wingenter: (elbow), Taylor Williams: (knee), Matt Strahm: (knee), Blake Snell: (illness), Adrian Morejon: (left forearm), Dinelson Lamet: (forearm), Keone Kela: (right forearm), Javy Guerra: (right elbow), Mike Clevinger: (elbow), Jose Castillo: (undisclosed), Michel Baez: (right elbow), Dan Altavilla: (elbow), Jorge Ona: (right elbow), Austin Nola: (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.