The New York Mets built a 5-0 lead in the third inning and held off the Cincinnati Reds for a 7-6 win at Great American Ballpark. Billy Hamilton, Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett homered for Cincinnati, who face the Mets again tonight with air time at 5:40 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere in the National League: Ian Happ homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs as the Chicago Cubs demolished the Miami Marlins 14-2 at Wrigley Field. The teams play again this evening.
Interleague: Fernando Romero struck out nine over six innings of three-hit ball as the Minnesota Twins blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 at Busch Stadium. The brief series concludes this afternoon.
After an off-day, the Atlanta Braves begin a two-game Interleague series against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Tropicana Field.