Fernando Cruz stops offensive threat in seventh as Reds defeat Angels

Fernando Cruz stops offensive threat in seventh as Reds defeat Angels

Cincinnati — Elly de la Cruz hit a three-run homer, Nick Lodolo pitched 6 1/3 innings with just one run allowed for his second quality start after returning from the disabled list, and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a string of three setbacks by beating the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Friday.

Lodolo allowed seven hits and struck out six. The 26-year-old left-hander came out in the seventh inning with one out, plus runners on second and third. The Puerto Rican Fernando Cruz He ended the threat with strikeouts of Jo Adell and Zach Neto.

Angels starter Tyler Anderson (2-2) also stood out. The 34-year-old left-hander pitched seven innings, allowing one run and three hits. He struck out two and walked three.

Relievers Adam Cimber and Jose Cisnero allowed five Cincinnati runs in the eighth, including De la Cruz’s homer to left field, his sixth of the season.

For the Reds, Dominican De la Cruz went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

For the Angels, Venezuelan Luis Rengifo went 2-for-4 with one run scored.

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