Reds unleash four homers against Giants

Boesch, Bruce, Schumaker, Dominguez go yard; Iglesias has strong start

Reds unleash four homers against Giants

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.

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.

Reds Up Next: The Reds remain in Goodyear for the second installment of their four-game "homestand," although Tuesday's game will technically be of the "road" variety since they're playing their stadium-mates, the Cleveland Indians. Mike Leake will get the ball for the Reds and will try to keep his stellar spring going. Leake is unscored upon in two spring starts spanning five innings. Leake is scheduled to be followed by Aroldis Chapman, Burke Badenhop and Tony Cingrani.

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.