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Reds eighth straight loss matches worst losing streak since 2009

(Source: FOX19 NOW file) (Source: FOX19 NOW file)
CLEVELAND, OH (FOX19) - The Reds eighth straight loss equaled their worst losing streak in six years with a 5-2 defeat in Cleveland on Sunday.
 
In his third career start, Raisel Iglesias (1-1) lasted just three innings, gave up two earned runs and struck out six batters, but the uncharacteristic errors doomed Cincinnati (18-25) in its eighth straight losing effort.
 
An error by Brandon Phillips allowed the Indians to take a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The Indians would add two more in the bottom of the seventh on a throwing error by Joey Votto when he tried to connect with J.J. Hoover covering first base.

“We saved our very worst when we needed our best,” said Reds manager Bryan Price. “It was the worst game of the season. I apologize to any fans that made the trip to Cleveland from Cincinnati. It was brutal. We're all brutal right now. It's the worst of times. Inevitably, there will be a best of times, but it's not right now.”

Marlon Byrd delivered the Reds only run of the game with his ninth homer of the season in the top of the seventh. Aroldis Chapman, pitching in his first outing in a week, struggled with one earned run, two hits, two walks and zero strikeouts in one inning.
 
Trevor Bauer (4-1) got the win for Cleveland allowing five hits and one earned run over seven and two-thirds innings of work.
 
Over the eight game losing streak, the Reds are 5-for-53 with runners in scoring position. Cincinnati returns home on Memorial Day to open a three-game set against Colorado.

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