The Cincinnati Reds' longest winning streak in 13 years came to a crashing halt.
With the way Homer Bailey has been pitching coupled with his history against the San Diego Padres, there's reason to believe the NL Central leaders can bounce back Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati (61-41) entered Monday's opener winners of 17 of 19 and with victories in each of its last 10. It looked like it would be able to make it 11 in a row for the first time in 55 years leading 3-0 after one inning, but San Diego answered with five in the second and four in the third and handed the Reds an 11-5 loss.
"It seemed like we were dragging," said manager Dusty Baker, whose team maintained its three-game lead over Pittsburgh.
Frustration boiled over in the third as catcher Devin Mesoraco was ejected for arguing a pitch call by plate umpire Chad Fairchild. He then poked at his chest protector and bumped him before leaving the field, which will land him with a suspension.
Baker will need...