CINCINNATI -- Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam and Eugenio Suarez added a solo shot, both off Brad Hand in the seventh inning, as the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Padres in the finale of a four-game series on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
With the Padres leading 3-2 with two Reds runners on and a 2-2 count on Joey Votto, manager Andy Green replaced Kirby Yates with left-hander Hand, who hadn't given up a run since June 10.
Hand walked Votto after two pitches to load the bases, then fanned Adam Duvall for the second out.
But Gennett lofted Hand's first pitch into the center field seats for his third career grand slam. On the next pitch after Gennett took a curtain call, Suarez launched a solo shot an estimated 451 feet to center putting Cincinnati ahead 7-3.
Yates (2-3) was charged with two earned runs in one-third of an inning to take the loss. Drew Storen (3-2) pitched one-third of an inning and got the win.
Zack Cozart added a two-run home run and Votto a solo shot off Phil Maton in the eighth. It was Cozart's 14th of the season and Votto's 30th, extending Votto's hitting streak to 15 games.
Cincinnati (48-67) took three of four in the series but hasn't won a season series from the Padres since 2012. The Reds were swept in a three-game series at Petco Park in June and finished 3-4 against them this season.
Dinelson Lamet started for the Padres (50-64) and allowed two runs on three hits through five innings. He was in line to become the first San Diego hurler to win four consecutive starts since Jesse Hahn in 2014 before the bullpen imploded.
Reds rookie right-hander Luis Castillo made his 10th career start, allowing three earned runs on six hits in six-plus innings.
Tucker Barnhart doubled down the right-field line to drive in two runs in the second, putting the Reds ahead 2-0.
Wil Myers had the only two Padres' hits off Castillo through four innings. His 23rd home run of the season to center field in the fourth cut San Diego's deficit to 2-1. Myers homered to right field Wednesday night, snapping an 0-for-11 skid.
Second time through the order, the Padres got some better swings at Castillo.
Luis Torrens singled leading off the fifth and scored on Cory Spangenberg's double. Jose Pirela, who walked in his prior two at-bats, laced an RBI single to right, to put San Diego in front 3-2. It was Pirela's 12th hit in 25 at-bats versus Cincinnati this season. But, the Padres bullpen couldn't maintain the lead.
NOTES: The Reds reinstated from the paternity list C Devin Mesoraco and placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, RHP Lisalverto Bonilla with right elbow inflammation. Mesoraco walked as a pinch hitter in the eighth. ... Yangervis Solarte started at SS for the Padres for only the third time this season and went 1-for-4. ... Reds RF Jesse Winker batted leadoff for the first time and went 0-for-3 with a walk. He made 10 appearances in the leadoff spot at Triple-A Louisville, batting .351.
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