Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double off the chalk on the left field line to end Justin Verlander’s no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning.
As far as other Tigers pitchers go, Ausmus said there was nothing new to report on either Anibal Sanchez or Daniel Norris, who are both on the disabled list.
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Alfredo Simon fell apart against the Angels, going four and 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits, eight earned runs, four walks and a home run, while striking out only two. Three of those earned runs were scored off Simon’s three wild pitches.
Detroit put runners on the corners in the eighth, but Street got Victor Martinez to ground out to end the inning.
The Reds took out a lot of frustration in one inning to snap a losing streak.
“If you look at the numbers, we’re top of the league, offensively, in a lot of categories,” he said. “Are we supposed to produce six runs every game? Is that how baseball works?”
“In baseball you always want to find a reason to explain stuff,” Ausmus said. “Sometimes there’s no reason. It’s just the way it is.”
Matt Boyd (1-4) gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in six innings.
Wolf settled down after he got rocked then, and the Tigers managed to throw in a three-run homer from Ian Kinsler to make it a more respectable loss of 5-3. The journeyman left-hander finished with seven innings pitched, allowing nine hits and four runs (three earned), with five strikeouts and no walks.