Cincinnati Reds end 11-game losing streak thanks to Nick Lodulo’s first win in major league baseball

CINCINNATI — RedsTheir longest losing streak in six years was ended with an 11-game winning streak. They were able to jump to a first-inning advantage and defeat the St. Louis CardinalsAs a former draft pick in the first round, 4-1 Sunday Nick LodoloHe won his first major league victory.

Colin MoranTwo runs were scored by the Reds, who were 0-4 at home this season and had not won any games since April 10, when they beat Atlanta to become World Series champions. The skid saw Cincinnati outscored by 68-20.

Reds finished the season at 13-13, the worst record in major leagues.

Tyler NaquinThe second pitch was doubled Adam Wainwright(2-2), who walked Tommy PhamAnd Joey VottoWith one out. Moran made a sacrifice flight and Nick SenzelThe RBI single followed.

Alejo LopezFor a 3-0 lead, Naquin scored on Naquin’s RBI grounder.

Lodolo, a 24-year old left-hander who was drafted seventh in the 2019 amateur draft, made his first big league appearance. He allowed three hits, struck out sevenAnd walked none in 5⅓ shutout innings before Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O'NeillHit consecutive doubles in sixth. Lodolo retired Nolan ArenadoFly out and Tony SantillanGot Albert PujolsPop out.

Lodolo has 15 strikeouts in a combined 10⅔ innings over his last two starts.

Santillan and Art Warren combined for 2⅓ innings shutout innings, and Lucas SimsFor his first save of the season, he pitched a perfect ninth.

Arenado went 0-for-4 to end his hit streak at Great American Ball Park of 18 games. This stadium record is the longest such streak.

Reds managed to avoid their longest losing streak in 2015 after dropping 13 consecutive games.

Pham had two runs and two hits to end a 0-for-10 slide.

Wainwright (2-2) allowed four runs, eight hit and three walks over five-plus innings. The Cardinals ended the trip with a score of 6-4. Moran scored an RBI single in the sixth to chase Wainwright.

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