Encarnacion-Strand goes 4-4 as Reds snap 3-game losing streak in series finale win over Giants

The Cincinnati Reds snapped their 3-game losing streak on Wednesday night, defeating the San Francisco Giants 4-1 in the series finale.

Christian Encarnacion-Strand had a great game at the plate, going 4-4 with a home run, a double, and 3 RBI.

The game was tied 0-0 going into the 6th inning. The Reds struck first on an excellent piece of baserunning where Elly De La Cruz stole second, allowing Spencer Steer to successfully steal home. Then, moments later, Encarnacion-Strand knocked in a run on a single to left, giving Cincinnati a 2-0 lead.

San Francisco responded in the bottom of the 6th, scoring a run on a pitching error by Reds relief pitcher Ian Gibaut to make it 2-1.

Cincinnati put the game away in the top 8th on a 2-run home run by Encarnacion-Strand, giving them a 4-1 advantage.

Hunter Greene (3-6) earned the win on the mound, striking out 6 while allowing 3 hits and 0 runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. Alexis Diaz earned his 35 save of the season, allowing 0 runs and 1 hits in 1 inning on the mound.

The Reds are off today before beginning a 4-game weekend home series at Great American Ball Park against the Chicago Cubs.