Yadier Molina heard the boos again. Then he came through again, sending the Cincinnati Reds to their lowest point since 1955.
The catcher has gotten booed loudly at Great American Ball Park – even during the 2015 All-Star Game – by fans who haven’t forgotten his scuffle with Brandon Phillips in 2010.
St. Louis came into the series with a stagnant offense but broke out during two games against the worst pitching staff in the majors, piling up 18 runs and 25 hits. Molina has homered in each game, giving him a team-high five this season.
The Reds lost their sixth in a row and have the worst record in the majors at 2-11.
Mets 6, Brewers 5: Todd Frazier hit his first two home runs with the Mets, new catcher Jose Lobaton tripled in his first at-bat with the team, and New York extended its winning streak to nine with a 6-5 victory over the Brewers in New York.
Steven Matz ended an 11-start winless streak. New York improved to 11-1 under new manager Mickey Callaway.
The Mets are on their longest winning streak since 11 consecutive victories from April 12-23, 2015.