Jameson Taillon pitched five effective innings and helped send Homer Bailey to yet another loss in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 victory over Cincinnati. The Reds open a weekend series hosting the San Diego Padres this evening, with pregame at 5:10 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere in the National League: Matt Adams homered twice against his former team, Marcell Ozuna tied his career high with four hits and St. Louis held off Washington 7-6. The Cardinals are off today.
Daniel Murphy and Kyle Schwarber homered to back a solid start from Jose Quintana, and Chicago held off Milwaukee 6-4 to avert a three-game sweep. The Cubs open a weekend series tonight at the Washington Nationals.
Interleague: Brandon Phillips hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning, highlighting his long-awaited season debut and capping Boston’s biggest comeback of the season. The Red Sox overcame a late six-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 9-8. The Braves begin a weekend series tonight at Arizona.