PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmani Grandal, Travis Buck, Alexi Amarista and Everth Cabrera had RBI singles in San Diego's six-run fourth inning and the Padres went on to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
San Diego had five consecutive hits in the big inning and Kyle Blanks and Chase Headly had sacrifice flies for the Padres.
Anthony Bass, who made 15 starts last season and is a contender for San Diego's rotation this year, pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut
Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo was 1 for 2 with a RBI in the third inning.
Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey was effective in one inning, one of the few highlights for the Reds. He struck out one, walked one and still needed just 15 pitches to get through the frame.
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The Minnesota Twins raised some eyebrows Sunday when they brought Fernando Rodney into the game in the fifth inning, an unconventional spot for a closer who had not pitched that early in a game in more than a dozen years.