Justin Dunn’s MLB debut did not go the way he would have hoped. Dunn gave up five walks, three stolen bases, and allowed two runs before being pulled from the game in the top of the first inning.
The Mariners battled back to take a a 5-2 lead in the home half of the fifth inning, highlighted by Kyle Lewis’ 457-foot home run blast. Lewis became the first Mariner in history to hit a home run in his first three major league games.
Mariners relief pitcher, Tommy Milone, was pitching well until the top half of the seventh inning when the Reds put together a 5-run rally. Milone struck out 5 batters and allowed 2 earned runs before being pulled from the game. Dan Altavilla gave up a grand slam to Freddy Galvis in relief of Milone, which put the Reds up 7-5 heading into the eighth inning, earning him the loss.
Cincinnati would knock in a couple more 2-run home runs in the top of the eighth to extend their lead to 11-5, where they held on for the victory and avoided the sweep.
Reds win 11-5.
Winning Pitcher, (1-0) Sal Romano: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
Losing Pitcher, (1-1) Dan Altavilla: 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
The Mariners begin a three game series with the Chicago White Sox tomorrow. Pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m. on 750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 1st… Aquino sac fly, 1-0 Reds
Top 1st… Ervin sac fly, 2-0 Reds
Bottom 2nd… Moore 2-run HR, 2-2
Bottom 3rd… Narvaez 2-run HR, 4-2 Mariners
Bottom 5th… Lewis solo HR, 5-2 Mariners
Top 7th… Suarez RBI double, 5-3 Mariners
Top 7th… Galvis grand slam, 7-5 Reds
Top 8th… Casali 2-run HR, 9-5 Reds
Top 8th… Suarez 2-run HR, 11-5 Reds
Final Call, Reds win 11-5