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Reds take one-game lead over Padres in Wild Card race

The Cincinnati Reds took a one-game lead over the San Diego Padres in the National League Wild Card standings with their win Sunday to complete a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park coupled with the San Diego Padres' 7-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Petco Park, with 36 games remaining in the 2021 Major League Baseball season.

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Mike Moustakas (9) celebrates as he crosses the plate as the go-ahead run on a solo home run in the fifth inning of the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. The game was tied 1-1 in the top of the fifth.

The Padres' loss was their ninth in 11 games. The Reds' 3-1 win was their fourth consecutive victory and eighth in 11 games.

From The Enquirer's Bobby Nightengale via Twitter:


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