CINCINNATI (AP) -- They won three games and they got to see a little history. All in all, the Padres had a wonderful time in Cincinnati.
Anthony DeSclafani pitched eight innings and singled with the bases loaded on Sunday, helping the Reds salvage their weekend dedicated to Pete Rose with a 3-0 victory.
"Overall it was a good weekend," San Diego manager Andy Green said. "It was enjoyable for me but when you're managing a big league club, you don't walk away from losing a game and feel much joy in the aftermath. I'll reflect on the weekend much more favorably as time passes."
The Padres were trying to pull off their first four-game sweep of Cincinnati. They couldn't do much against DeSclafani (2-0) in his fourth start since returning from a strained oblique that he suffered during spring training.
"You want to finish off today better than we did," Green said. "We gave away too many outs on the basepaths. We didn't get any threats against him all day long, we weren't ever in position, and that's a little bit of a credit to him."
DeSclafani picked off a runner, and the Reds caught two others trying to steal, limiting an offense that has been the NL's most prolific in June. The Padres came in averaging 5.74 runs per game in the month. DeSclafani left after throwing a season-high 117 pitches.
Until Sunday, the only thing missing from the hits king gala was a win. The Reds' top starter took care of it in front of Cincinnati's third straight sellout crowd.
DeSclafani gave up five singles, struck out five, and didn't allow a runner to reach second base. He also hit an RBI single in the sixth inning off Luis Perdomo (2-3). His first hit of the season snapped an 0-for-48 slump by Reds pitchers.
Jay Bruce hit his 17th homer, and Tucker Barnhart doubled home a run. Tony Cingrani retired the side in the ninth for his ninth save in 14 chances, completing Cincinnati's first shutout of the season.
Perdomo allowed seven hits in seven innings and struck out five, adding to his recent streak of solid performances. He has made five career starts, four of them this month.
"That's definitely helped a lot," he said of the move to the rotation. "First and foremost, it's helped from the experience. I've been able to work on my sinker, work on my slider, and work on my changeup. It's been a big help."
The Reds' three days of nostalgia started with a tribute to the 1976 World Series championship team on Friday night. Rose was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Rose's No. 14 was formally retired before the game on Sunday, joining nine other Reds' numbers displayed behind home plate at Great American Ball Park. The hits king used the occasion to ask fans to keep supporting the current Reds, who lost 98 games last season.
The last-place team was outscored 23-8 while losing the first three games of the series. For one day, the Reds played up to their illustrious past.
SORRY TO LEAVE
The Padres are 25-20 all-time at Great American Ball Park, where they've won five of their last seven games. Overall, they're 12-4 against the Reds in the last three seasons, winning all five of their series.
The Reds were the last NL team to get a shutout. Minnesota is the only team left without one this season. The Padres were blanked for the 11th time, most in the majors.
Padres: LF Melvin Upton Jr. was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the second inning but stayed in the game.
Reds: CF Billy Hamilton was out of the lineup but pinch-hit in the eighth and grounded out. Since returning from a concussion, he is 6 for 32 in nine games.
Padres: After a day off, RHP Erik Johnson (0-3, 9.82 ERA) opens a home series against Baltimore. It'll be his fourth start for the Padres, who acquired him along with Fernando Tatis Jr. from the White Sox on June 4 for RHP James Shields.
Reds: Dan Straily (4-4, 3.83 ERA) opens a series against the Cubs and Jake Arrieta (11-2, 1.74 ERA), who returns to the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter on April 21.
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