The Reds ended the skid, snapping the Giants’ 7-game winning streak

Cincinnati Reds left fielder Will Benson (30) lands Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33) after hitting a 3-run home run in the third inning of baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Image: Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Will Benson hit a three-run homer and Graham Ashcraft hit six more innings as the Cincinnati Reds ended six games with a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

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Ashcraft (5-7) allowed two hits on five hits on three hits and two hits. Ian Gibaut fanned two batters in the seventh inning without a score, and Lucas Sims bridged the gap on Alexis Diaz, who hit two batters in the ninth to secure her 27th save of the season.

The Reds had just four hits en route to posting their first win since an 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on July 8. Cincinnati will bid to split from its current four-game series on Thursday afternoon

Blake Sabol of San Francisco hit an outfield homer to take the lead in the seventh inning. Sabol hit two of six for the Giants, who saw their seven-game winning streak snap to a halt

Christian Encarnacion-Strand of Cincinnati, who was playing his third major league game, and Tyler Stephenson each opened the third inning.

Benson stepped forward and slotted Ross Stripling’s 1-0 slider (0-3) over the left center field wall to give the Reds a 3-0 lead. Homer is Benson’s sixth of the season and second in as many days

The Giants loaded the bases in fifth when David Villar was hit by a pitch and the next two batters walked. Villar scored as Joc Pederson pulled a double play, and Ashcraft persuaded Mike Yastrzemski to come off to end the threat.

Sabol halved San Francisco’s deficit by sending Ashcraft’s 3-1 cutter over the wall in left field. The homer was his 11th Sabball of the season and his first since he played twice against the Seattle Mariners on July 3.

Stripling was burdened with loss after allowing three hits on four hits in six innings. He fanned two without taking a walk.

–Field Level Media

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