Arias, Triunfel homer, but Giants outslugged by Reds

Romo allows long ball in spring debut; Crick touched for two dingers

Arias, Triunfel homer, but Giants outslugged by Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Long balls flew out of breezy Goodyear Ballpark on Monday afternoon end ended up being the story in the Reds' 10-4 victory over the visiting Giants.

Home runs by Brennan Boesch, Jay Bruce, Skip Schumaker and Chris Dominguez paced the Cincinnati offense, which scored all of its runs from the third through eighth innings, with at least one in each of the six frames. The Giants' only hit through the first six innings was of the round-trip variety, with shortstop Joaquin Arias going deep on a two-run homer.

"It's just strange, especially coming off the last couple of games," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It's just today we were feeling it and performed really well offensively."

Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias, who's seeking a rotation spot, made his first start of the spring after three relief appearances and didn't give up a hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Paul Maholm, also in the mix for a starting job, gave up Arias' homer in 2 1/3 innings.

"I thought Iglesias got better as the game went on," Price said. "I thought he got under some pitches early and made some good adjustments. He was attacking the zone. I thought he had really good stuff."

Jumbo Diaz allowed a single and Carlos Triunfel's two-run homer while working the ninth.

Giants starter Chris Stratton gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits in two innings. Reliever Sergio Romo made his spring debut after being on the sidelines with shoulder soreness. He gave up Boesch's solo shot in the fourth and then retired the next three batters in one inning of work.

Stratton fans Bruce to end 2nd

Giants manager Bruce Bochy welcomed Romo's return, given his integral role in San Francisco's bullpen.

"It's been our strength, and he's a big part of that, whether he's closing or setting up," Bochy said.

Reds third baseman Khristopher Negron went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Marlon Byrd had a single and double for Cincinnati. Bruce added a sacrifice fly in the third and Kyle Waldrop doubled in a run in the eighth. Mac Williamson doubled in the seventh inning for the Giants' second hit of the game.

Williamson's standup double

Giants Up Next: Given Wednesday's scheduled off-day, manager Bruce Bochy won't hesitate to empty the bench and the bullpen during Tuesday's encounter with the Arizona Diamondbacks. This will be the third game in four days between the National League West rivals. Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who hasn't pitched more than 2 2/3 innings in any of his three spring outings, will look to log more innings in this start. On the back end, closer Santiago Casilla, who has allowed at least one earned run in all five of his appearances, is on the list to pitch and will try to improve the fastball command that has eluded him so far.

Doug Miller is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.