Dominguez, Boesch lead offensive charge behind Marquis
Reds' non-roster invitees continue to shine in win over Angels
By Cash Kruth
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Chris Dominguez hit a three-run home run and Brennan Boesch went 2-for-5 as the Reds beat the Angels, 8-6, on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Cincinnati's Jason Marquis continued his solid spring, working six innings with three earned runs and three strikeouts. Angels starter Andrew Heaney, the club'sNo. 1 prospect per MLB.com, was once again burned by a big inning.
Dominguez followed with the backbreaker, a three-run homer to left field -- his third of the spring. The non-roster invitee continued his strong spring with a 4-for-5 day with four RBIs.
"He had a great day," Reds manager Bryan Price said about Dominguez. "Boesch and Dominguez had good, consistent at-bats. They're just doing some really good things. Brennan is hitting the left-handed pitching real well. We did some nice things there. Marquis pitched and gave us six pretty strong innings and we were able to hold on."
Heaney exited after five-plus innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and one walk. He struck out five.
"It's the same story. It's like one thing or one pitch doesn't happen," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think for the most part [he] showed a good fastball and he just put himself in a little bit of trouble."
The Angels got a long ball of their own in the fourth inning when C.J. Cron crushed a two-run shot beyond the left-field berm off Marquis.
Angels third baseman David Freese, playing in his first game since hyperextending his left elbow Tuesday, was 2-for-2.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco left the game in the third inning with what a cramp in his left quad.
Up next: The Reds are expecting to have most of their regular players in the starting lineup on Monday at 4:05 p.m. ET when they host the Padres at Goodyear Ballpark. The game will be carried on Gameday Audio. Coming off of a nine-strikeout performance over six innings vs. the Rangers on Wednesday, Anthony DeSclafani will be on the mound again to start. Kevin Gregg, Sam LeCure and Nate Adcock are expected to work from the bullpen.
Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.