Wil Myers laced a three-RBI triple into deep right field early in the third inning which was aided by a throwing error by Joey Votto, and that wound up being all the Padres needed to take down the Reds 3-2 in the series finale. The sweep of Cincinnati in the four-game home series became the first four-game sweep recorded by the Padres since the 2011 season.
Dinelson Lamet started Sunday’s finale and finished with a season-high seven strikeouts with one walk in five innings of work. Mark Melancon struck out one in the ninth to become the first closer this year to reach 20 saves.
Reds starter, Luis Castillo, also struck out seven but allowed two runs and three walks in si innings.
After going up 3-0 early, the Reds mounted a small comeback with a pair of runs scored in the eighth to bring the score within one but couldn’t get past The Shark. Joey Votto scored the team’s first run of the day when he grounded out to second. Eugenio Suarez would also ground out in the same inning to score Tyler Stephenson.
The four-game win streak has the Friars back to 10 games over .500 with the Dodgers coming to town for a three-game stint. Game one is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. tonight.