Reds fall to Padres, settle for 3 of 4 in San Diego

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The day began with the Reds gunning for their first four game sweep of the Padres in San Diego since 1990.

The day ended with the Reds having to settle for taking 3 of 4 in the series as the Padres won the final game 4-3 at Petko Park.

Starting pitcher Tyler Mahel had one bad inning but it was enough to do him and the Reds in.

Mahle was reached for four runs on six hits in the 3rd inning. That was all he would allow and all the Padres would score on the day.

Mahle: 6 IN, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 9 K.

The Reds collected nine hits on the day including solo homers from Kyle Farmer and Eugenio Suarez.

They put the tying run on base in 9th when Derek Dietrich singled leading off. But Tucker Barnhart struck out and Suarez grounded into a 6-4-3 DP.

The Reds finished the 10-day/9-game road trip to Monterrey, Mexico, Los Angeles and San Diego with a record of 4-5.

The Reds drop to 8-13 on the season and head home for a three-game series vs the Braves on Tuesday at GABP.

Since starting the season 1-8 the Reds have gone 7-5.

It was the Reds ninth one-run game (2-7) in their first 21 games of the season. They have played five two-run games.

Joey Votto missed his second consecutive game still dealing with a tight back.

Matt Kemp scored the first run of the game on an RBI single by Jose Iglesias. But Kemp had to exit the game later when he collided with the wall on a double by Will Myers and injured his che.

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