CINCINNATI -- J.J. Hardy had two hits, but the one the Orioles needed the most came in the top of the 10th inning. Hardy's RBI single with two outs scored Mark Trumbo for a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Thursday that gave Baltimore two of three games in the series.
Reliever Darren O'Day pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth inning to get the victory, and Brad Brach earned his second save in the bottom of the 10th. Following a two-inning, five-strikeout performance by Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias, Cincinnati summoned Blake Wood for the top of the 10th of a 1-1 game. Trumbo picked up a one-out walk and went to second base on a Jonathan Schoop slow groundout to set up the winning run. Hardy lifted a single to left field, and Trumbo scored well ahead of the throw to the plate and catcher Tucker Barnhart's sweep tag.
Following Amir Garrett's seven-inning, 12-strikeout performance in Wednesday's loss, Reds starter Scott Feldman allowed one earned run and four hits over seven innings with no walks and four strikeouts. It gave Cincinnati consecutive quality starts for the first time this season. The only Orioles run against Feldman came with two outs in the second inning, when Jonathan Schoop attacked a first-pitch curveball and drove it to left field for a homer and a 1-0 lead.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Out at third:Billy Hamilton made a rare mistake in the outfield, when he took two steps in on Hardy's liner to center field with one out in the fifth. As Hamilton tried to catch up to the ball, it zipped over his head to the wall. But he made a nice cut-off throw to shortstop Zack Cozart, who threw out Hardy at third base. It was the second time in the game Baltimore was nailed at third base. In the fourth, right fielder Scott Schebler ended the inning when he threw out Manny Machado trying to advance from first base on Trumbo's two-out single.
"Confidence-wise, it's good," Schebler said. "I've been working on my arm. You guys know that. To get something like that and get out of a jam is awesome. As far as personally, I take pride in that."
Votto's tape measure shot: Miley had a 1-0 lead and was holding the Reds hitless until there were two outs in the fourth inning. Joey Votto attacked a 2-0 pitch and cleared the fence for a solo shot to center field for his fifth homer of the season. The drive left the bat at 105 mph and traveled 423 feet, which was his second longest shot in the Statcast™ era and one foot short of his personal best.
"One-run game, three really nice defensive plays, two pitchers who pitched their tails off. They were able to scratch out that run on a two-out base hit by Hardy. But we have to take this into the next series, play better and score some runs and get some victories." -- Reds manager Bryan Price
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Reds second baseman Jose Peraza was 0-for-3 and struck out twice in the game. Entering the night, Peraza had a streak of 53 plate appearances without a strikeout, which was the longest such streak in the Majors so far in 2017.
WHAT'S NEXT Orioles: The Orioles open a three-game series at home against Boston with a 7:05 p.m. ET game. Dylan Bundy (2-1, 1.86 ERA) faces Boston left-hander Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 5.23).
Reds: Following a 4-15 record in their 2016 season series, the Reds will seek improved fortunes vs. the Cubs in their first meeting during a three-game series that begins on Friday. First pitch at Great American Ball Park is at 7:10 p.m. ET and will feature Tim Adleman making his second appearance and first start of the season.