SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce drove in two runs apiece to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
Johnny Cueto (8-5) pitched a three-hitter over 8 1-3 innings and the Reds won their third straight and sixth of seven overall.
Cueto walked two and struck out three, allowing both runs. He lowered his majors leading ERA to 1.88
Aroldis Chapman got the final two outs for his 16th save in 17 chances.
The NL West-leading Giants lost for the 13th time in 17 games. Their once commanding 9 1/2 game lead has dwindled to two after losing for the 10th time in 12 home games.