Former Blue Wahoo Tony Renda collected a pair of hits and RBIs and the Reds smacked 14 hits in their 11-3 win over the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
It didn't take long for the Reds bats to get rolling. Tucker Barnhart drove in two with his third-inning single and was eventually driven home by former Blue Wahoos first-baseman Brandon Dixon.
In fact, many Blue Wahoos contributed to the Reds rout of the Angels on Sunday. Top outfield prospect Jesse Winker went 2-for-3 and drove in one while Phillip Ervin finished the day with a double and an RBI.
After replacing Zack Cozart in the sixth inning, Zach Vincej smacked a sharp single to left and finished the day 1-for-2. He was immediately brought home when Tony Renda clubbed his first homerun of the spring off Vincente Campos.
Current Reds closer Raisel Iglesias came in to replace starter Brandon Finnegan and pitched two scoreless innings while facing the minimum. RHP Nick Routt also worked a tidy seventh inning, and RHP Tyler Mahle worked a scoreless eighth and ninth.
After a sluggish 0-6 start to the spring, the Reds have rattled off four straight victories. Tony Renda is leading the charge with eight hits in his sixteen at-bats this spring. Even more impressive are the two doubles and yesterday's homerun to give him a robust .938 slugging percentage. As for the pitchers, Barret Astin, Alejandro Chacin, Raisel Iglesias, Sal Romano, and Evan Mitchell all have yet to surrender an earned run while making at least two appearances.
The Reds will have Monday off before facing the Kansas City Royals in Goodyear, AZ. RHP Sal Romano (0-0, 0.00) is expected to start against LHP Travis Wood (1-0, 0.00). First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 PM CT.
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