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Garrett dazzles in debut, Reds beat Cardinals 2-0

10 April 2017

Twins 3, White Sox 1: Phil Hughes pitched six strong innings for his first win in nearly a year and Minnesota beat Chicago for its first 4-0 start since 1987.

Freeland retired the first two batters he faced but ended up throwing 26 pitches in the first and just 12 for strikes before escaping unscathed. "I was able to get something to hit and put the barrel on it". Diaz made it 6-1 with a two-out, three-run homer.

The Cardinals had been scoreless for their last 13 innings before Aledmys Diaz, in his first career at-bat against 40-year-old Cincinnati righthander Bronson Arroyo, lined his first homer of the season to left field in the first inning Saturday at Busch Stadium.

That chased Martinez. Reliever Brett Cecil coughed up an RBI double to right on his first pitch to Scott Schebler.

Reds: Scott Feldman (0-1, 5.79) took the loss in his season debut, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Phillies on opening day.

He singled two innings later, but was picked off at second on a botched hit-and-run after Eugenio Suarez went down swinging.

The Reds rookie became the first pitcher since 1970 and the third Reds pitcher since 1913 to throw 6.0 or more scoreless innings in high Major League debut.

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Jose Peraza (from the Todd Frazier trade) and former Milwaukee Brewer are at second base.

Soto's homer was his third of the season in four games.

"It's a shame to lose a great start like that", St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. The speedster improved to 24 for 26 in stolen base attempts for his career against Molina, the most by any baserunner off the eight-time Gold Glove victor. Duvall worked a full count against Martinez, even taking a close inside slider on a 2-2 count for a ball.

St. Louis has stumbled a little bit coming out of the gate, as they should be handling the Reds easily.

Reds: C Devin Mesoraco (right hip) was scheduled to catch seven innings for Double-A Pensacola on Saturday.

"The veteran's return to the roster wasn't set in stone when John Fay talked to Reds manager Bryan Price Monday, but Price said the team was "real happy" with Arroyo's performance Sunday in a simulated game against minor leaguers and added "(Arroyo) hasn't done anything that would deter us from thinking he'd make that start". It could have cinched a series win Saturday, but simply couldn't keep the Cardinals' offense in check, allowing a whopping 22 baserunners. Martinez is 5-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 16 appearances (five career starts) against Cincinnati.

The St. Louis Cardinals figured it was only a matter of time before someone lit the match on the figurative stick of dynamite their offense appeared to be in the preseason.

Garrett dazzles in debut, Reds beat Cardinals 2-0