Reds record just one hit in 6-1 loss to Giants

The Cincinnati Reds (68-66) were almost held hitless by San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb in Tuesday night’s 6-1 road loss. The Reds’ lone hit came with two outs in the ninth on a Spencer Steer RBI double.

Cobb pitched a complete game and earned the win for San Francisco, striking out 8 and walking 1.

Nearly all the runs Cincinnati gave up were in the 2nd and 3rd innings. San Francisco scored two in the 2nd. The first run came on a disengagement violation by Reds pitcher Brandon Williamson, and the second run scored on a Luis Matos double.

San Francisco scored 3 more in the 3rd. The first run of the inning scored on a Williamson wild pitch, and the next two scored on a Patrick Bailey 2-run home run.

Before Cincinnati scored their lone run in the 9th, the Giants scored once more in the 8th on a Thairo Estrada double.

Brandon Williamson (4-4) took the loss on the mound, allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits in 6 innings pitched.

The Reds have now lost three straight, dropping them 2 games back of the final wild card spot in the National League.

The series finale is this afternoon. Coverage on 103.9 WRBI begins at 3:15.