The Reds bounced back from the weekend disaster St. Louis series with a two-game sweep of the American League West-leading Oakland A's. They completed the sweep with a 6-5 victory Wednesday afternoon before a crowd of 29746 at Great American Ball Park. Homer Bailey (7-10) went 5 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out three. The Reds took the lead in the first. Shin-Soo Choo led off with a single. Todd Frazier in the No. 2 spot for the first time walked. Joey Votto singled to load the bases. Oakland starter Bartolo Colon got Brandon Phillips to pop to shallow right. Jay Bruce followed with a high bouncer up the middle that shortstop Jed Lowrie fielded. He flipped to second to force Votto but Bruce beat Alberto Callapso's throw to first. Choo scored to make 1-0. The A's tied it in the second. Josh Donaldson hit a two-out opposite-field home run. The ball just got over Bruce's glove in right. It was Donaldson's second home run in as many games against Bailey. The Reds added a run in the second. Zack Cozart led off with a single to center. Corky Miller shot one into the corner in right. Cozart easily scored to make it 2-1. The Reds chased Colon in the third.
Reds get short sweep against A's
Cincinnati Enquirer | Aug 8