Miley spins quality start, perfect at dish in ‘W’

CINCINNATI — On a hot and muggy Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, Reds starting pitcher Wade Miley seemed to get stronger on the mound vs. the Rockies as the day wore on.

Miley delivered seven innings and reached safely in all three of his plate appearances as the Reds rolled to a 10-3 victory over Colorado. Cincinnati (31-31) has taken the first two games of the three-game series and won nine of its last 12 games to reach a .500 record for the first time since May 16.

All three runs — including two earned runs — against Miley came in the top of the second inning when he had a 2-0 lead. They scored following a fielding error by third baseman Eugenio Suárez. The left-handed starting pitcher gave up six hits and one walk with three strikeouts while throwing 103 pitches.

Nick Castellanos opened the bottom of the third inning with a bloop single and hustled to third base when Tyler Naquin hit a single to left-center field. Naquin moved to second base on the throw, which enabled both runners to score on Joey Votto’s single to right field.

A two-out rally in the fifth inning saw four straight hits against Rockies starter Germán Márquez — including Tucker Barnhart’s two-run double off the left-field wall and an RBI single by Kyle Farmer to produce a 7-3 Reds lead.

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