Saturday’s MLB Roundup

The Cincinnati Reds evened the series with the San Francisco Giants with a 9-2 win Saturday night at Great American Ballpark. Game three is Sunday afternoon with pregame at 2:40 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.

Off the field, the Reds released injured outfielder Matt Kemp Saturday just over four months after acquiring the 2018 All-Star from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kemp hit .200 with one homer and five RBIs before Cincinnati placed him on the injured list April 23 with a broken left rib. Kemp was injured colliding with an outfield wall in San Diego.

The 34-year-old was among four players acquired from Los Angeles in a seven-player trade in December along with outfielder Yasiel Puig, infielder Kyle Farmer and left-hander Alex Wood. Kemp is in the final season of a $160 million, eight-year contract.

The Reds also optioned OF Scott Schebler to Triple-A Louisville and recalled LHP Cody Reed from Louisville.

Elsewhere in the National League: The Chicago Cubs edged St. Louis 6-5 and Atlanta downed Miami 9-2.