CINCINNATI (AP) — After crushing a huge slam within the seventh inning Monday evening, Reduce Castellanos thrust his fist within the air as the crew at Large American Ball Park chanted “MVP! MVP!”
He’s successfully making a case.
Castellanos had three hits and a career-excessive seven RBIs, serving to the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 12-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Castellanos, who leads the majors with a .347 batting reasonable, heard more “MVP” chants when he doubled dwelling a bustle within the eighth.
“I’m no longer going to lie — (it’s) engrossing,” Castellanos acknowledged of the “MVP” cheers.
Cincinnati trailed 4-2 sooner than Castellanos connected for his sixth career gigantic slam, using a 1-1 fastball from Neftali Feliz (0-1) deep to heart.
It was Feliz’s first mountainous league look since 2017. He got here on after Bailey Falter pitched four innings of one-bustle ball in relief of Spencer Howard.
“We loved Neftali against that crew of guys, and it didn’t determine,” Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi acknowledged.
The Reds added six more within the eighth, blowing it delivery against the Phillies’ sputtering bullpen. Eugenio Suárez and Tyler Stephenson scored on a throwing error by reliever Enyel De Los Santos. Castellanos drove in Jonathan India with a two-out double, and Joey Votto added a solo power.
Alec Bohm and Ronald Torreyes every drove in two runs for the Phillies, who bask in lost two straight and 6 of eight.
Heath Hembree (2-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the accumulate.
“So many merely things took place,” Reds supervisor David Bell acknowledged. “Astronomical evening from Reduce, of route. Moreover, every procedure player who played tonight reached base. We had a bunch of singles to care for up things going, and then some mountainous hits.”
Castellanos, Tyler Naquin and Jesse Winker bask in nonetheless six-plus RBIs in a sport this season, making the Reds the first mountainous league crew to bask in three varied outfielders with a six-RBI sport sooner than the All-Megastar damage, in preserving with STATS.
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Cincinnati’s seventh-inning rally was sparked by Alejo Lopez, who was referred to as up earlier within the day from Triple-A Louisville to build his predominant league debut. He pinch-hit with one out and singled on the first pitch.
“To accumulate it all started was very cool,” he acknowledged.
Lopez also singled on the first pitch he seen at the Triple-A degree after being promoted from Double-A on June 4.
Phillies: RF Bryce Harper was abet within the lineup after sitting out Sunday’s sport with some tightness and swelling in his left calf. He left Saturday’s sport within the sixth after he was hit by a pitch on that leg. … 2B Jean Segura (groin power) and SS Didi Gregorius (right elbow) are conclude to be activated, in preserving with Girardi.
Reds: Naquin was scratched as a consequence of a sore right wrist. Shogo Akiyama started in his location. … RHP Sonny Grey (groin) acknowledged he will delivery for the Reds on Friday after a rehab outing at Triple-A Louisville. … Bell acknowledged RHP Jeff Hoffman (shoulder) will build one other rehab delivery at Louisville sooner than rejoining the crew.
Phillies: Head dwelling Tuesday for a three-sport sequence with Miami. Left-hander Trevor Rogers (7-4) is predicted to delivery for the Marlins against right-hander Vince Velasquez (2-2).
Reds: Send right-hander Tony Santillan (1-1) to the mound to face left-hander Blake Snell (3-3) for the first of a three-sport sequence with the Padres.
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