The Reds dropped their ninth straight game, falling 8-7 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, getting swept by the Dodgers in three games to start the streak and for the last three games of the streak.
Arroyo gave up five runs in just three innings in Sunday’s loss, falling to 3-6 on the season and his ERA rising to 7.36.
Arroyo had been a stopgap as the Reds struggled to find starters amidst several injuries to their rotation. With Homer Bailey nearly ready to return to the rotation and an off day on Thursday, Bailey could take Arroyo’s spot in the rotation next Saturday in Washington D.C.
The 40-year-old Arroyo made 14 starts for the Reds this season and the team was actually .500 in those starts, winning seven of them and losing the seventh on Sunday.
Arroyo struck out the side in the first, but gave up three runs on four hits in the second, including two on a double by Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda.
In the third, he gave up two more on a home run by Logan Forsyth. It was his major-league leading 23th home run allowed of the season.
• Another comeback bid falls short: The one thing about the Reds this season has been even when they’re down, they aren’t necessarily out. The Reds made another comeback bid on Sunday, even though it fell short.
Trailing 8-1 at one point, the Reds put the go-ahead run to the plate in the eighth inning.
Adam Duvall hit his 16h home run of the season in the sixth to make it 8-2.
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Scooter Gennett added a three-run homer in the seventh to make it 8-5 and then Eugenio Suarez led off the eighth inning with his 11th homer of the season to make it 8-6.
The first batter after Suarez, Arismendy Alcantara doubled.
After outs by Tucker Barnhart and pinch-hitter Devin Mesoraco, Billy Hamilton flared a double into left off of Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez, scoring Alcantara from second and bringing up the go-ahead run in the person of Gennett. Baez walked Gennett on four pitches to bring up Joey Votto.
Votto hit a liner to left that Dodgers left-fielder Kike Hernandez was able to corral with an over-the-shoulder catch just before crashing into the wall.
• Peralta pummeled: Wandy Perlata gave up three runs on two hits and a walk in the sixth, his lone inning of work. All three runs against the lefty were on a towering home run by former Reds farmhand Justin Turner.
• On the road again: The Reds will leave Great American Ball Park for an eight-day, seven-game, three-city road trip. The Reds will play three in Tampa Bay against the Rays, take a day off before three in Washington against the Nationals before heading back to the midwest for a makeup game against the Cardinals.
source: USA Today
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