SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado homered for the second consecutive game, Joe Musgrove pitched into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres beat Cincinnati 6-2 on Tuesday night to hand the beat-up Reds their eighth straight loss.
The Reds lost another player to injury when catcher Tyler Stephenson was knocked out of the game after a collision with Luke Voit in the first.
Voit slammed into Stephenson’s head as he slid into the plate while trying to score from first on Jurickson Profar’s double. Stephenson held onto the ball for the out but was on the ground for several minutes. He was able to walk to the dugout.
Aramis Garcia moved from designated hitter to catcher, meaning the Reds lost their DH for the rest of the game.
The Padres extended their major league record with 13 consecutive errorless games to open a season.
Musgrove (2-0) held the Reds to two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
Cincinnati starter Reiver Sanmartin (0-2) allowed five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.
The game started just like Monday night’s did, with former Padres player Tommy Pham hitting a solo homer with two outs in the first inning.
And just like on Monday night, the Padres answered with Austin Nola hitting a leadoff single and Machado a two-run homer.
After the collision at the plate, Eric Hosmer hit a two-out single to bring in Profar. The Padres added on with RBI doubles by Wil Myers and José Azocar in the fourth.
Kyle Farmer hit an RBI single for the Reds in the sixth. They chased Musgrove in the seventh on Joey Votto’s leadoff single and Colin Moran’s one-out walk.
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