Bailey's day: Angels 9, Reds 7
Homer Bailey went six-plus innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He wasn't as bad as his line sounds. But the bullpen was as bad as it can be.
He left with a 5-3 lead and runners on first and second.
The bullpen blew the save right to pieces.
Gary Majewski followed and gave up a hit, a walk and another hit to make it 6-5. That was it for Majewski. His ERA is 15.88, by the way. Mike Stanton came in. He gave up a sacrifice fly and two RBI singles to make it 9-5.
The Reds scored a run in the bottom of the inning on Adam Dunn's second two-out, RBI single of the day.
The Reds got the tying run to the plate in the ninth against Francisco Rodriguez but could only make it 9-7.
Reds took a 5-3 lead in the seventh. Ken Griffey Jr. tied it with his 16th of the year in the sixth. Alex Gonzalez gave the Reds a 5-3 lead with a two-run shot later in the inning.
Josh Hamilton left the game after the fifth with complaints of dizziness.
Here's Bailey's day:
Homer's first: Chone Figgins: Strike looking, strike looking, 4-3. Orlando Cabrera: Foul, strike looking (94), Soft liner to first. Vladimir Guerrero: Strike looking, F3. Eight pitches, all strikes.
Homer's second: The second was not so good. Bailey walked the lead hitter, got an out and gave up three straight hits and two runs. It's a 2-1 game. The Reds scored one in the first on Dunn's two-out, RBI single.
Homer's third: He gave up a leadoff double to Cabrera on a ball that Josh Hamilton got to and had go off his glove. Cabrera stole third without a throw. Guerrero got him with a sac fly. It's 3-1.
Homer's fourth: Got an out on the first pitch to Jose Molina. Walk. Then two groundouts. He's at 69 pitches. Fourth was his best inning since the first.
Homer's fifth: Another very good inning. 1-2-3, only eight pitches. Got Guerrero on the called third strike (by the way, Bartolo Colon has struck out six -- all on called third strikes). Bailey's at 78 pitches total.
The Reds scored a run in the bottom of the fifth. Chad Moeller reached on an error and scored on Scott Hatteberg's single.
Homer's sixth: Faced the minimum. He allowed a leadoff hit, then got a double-play ball. He's at 90 pitches.
Homer's seventh: He walked the first two hitters and was done. He got to see close-up how bad the bullpen can be.