Luis Arraez hits in bunches, Padres top Reds in 10 innings

Luis Arraez started a 10th-inning rally with his fourth hit of the day and Fernando Tatis Jr. followed with a tiebreaking double as the visiting San Diego Padres edged the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4 in 10 innings on Thursday afternoon.

Tatis doubled home free runner Luis Campusano against reliever and loser Sam Moll (0-1), who also surrendered a sacrifice fly to Jake Cronenworth in the two-run 10th inning.

Jeremiah Estrada (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win and closer Robert Suarez remained perfect with his 14th save in as many chances.

In taking two of three from the Reds, the Padres concluded their two-city, seven-game trip with a 5-2 mark.

The Reds lost their eighth straight series.

Arraez followed up his four-hit night Wednesday with four more hits Thursday for the Padres. Arraez became the third San Diego player ever with four hits in consecutive games.

The Padres got to Cincinnati starter Frankie Montas for a pair of runs in the opening inning when Manny Machado doubled to right with two outs, scoring Tatis and Jurickson Profar.

The Padres added two more runs in the second when they loaded the bases with none out. Kyle Higashioka scored David Peralta with a fielder’s choice on a grounder to short. Arraez followed with a single that drove home Jackson Merrill for a 4-1 San Diego lead.

Montas settled down after the second, giving the Reds six innings on nine hits and four runs. It was the longest outing for the right-hander since also going six on May 7.

The Reds’ Nick Martini snapped a 0-for-17 slump with a second-inning single and then tied the game, 4-4, in sixth when he drilled a 95-mph fastball from Enyel De Los Santos into the seats in right with Spencer Steer aboard. Steer opened the inning with a walk off De Los Santos, who relieved San Diego starter Matt Waldron.

Against Waldron, the Reds could only manage single runs in the first and second, as the knuckleballer held Cincinnati to two runs on six hits. Waldron, who struck out seven and walked two, was aided by his defense, which threw out two runners at the plate.

–Field Level Media