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Devin Mesoraco had a three-run homer among his three hits for his second longball in as many games, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart also connected, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the San Francisco Giants for the second straight game with a 9-3 win Tuesday in the opener of a traditional doubleheader.
Cozart finished 4 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs to back Tony Cingrani (4-1). The left-hander was added to the roster as the Reds' permitted 26th player for the doubleheader. He headed back to the Arizona Rookie League after the game to fulfill the final five days required after being optioned previously to the minors. He could return to start Sunday for Cincinnati.
The Reds finished with 15 hits for 32 total in the first two games of the series.
The Reds knocked Eric Surkamp (0-1) out after 2 2-3 innings in his first start since late September 2011 after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery.
Cincinnati was set to bat last as the visiting team while wearing home uniforms in the nightcap, a makeup for a July 4 rainout at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds called up former Stanford right-hander Greg Reynolds, a native of nearby Pacifica, from Triple-A Louisville to start the second game against Barry Zito. It is Reynolds' first big league outing since a start Sept. 25, 2011, for Colorado.
Much like Monday night to support Bronson Arroyo's seven-hitter, Cincinnati came out swinging. A day after the Reds roughed up Tim Lincecum in an 11-0, 17-hit rout, they quickly took charge with a four-run second. After Brandon Phillips flied out, Cincinnati got four straight hits starting with Jay Bruce's double. Cozart hit an RBI single two batters later before Mesoraco's three-run drive to left-center.
Votto led off the third with his 16th homer and Cozart added a solo shot in the fifth.
Cingrani gave up five hits and two runs in 6 2-3 innings with two strikeouts and three walks. He allowed two or fewer runs for the ninth time in 11 starts this year.
Surkamp, who is from Cincinnati, was tagged for seven runs and eight hits. Manager Bruce Bochy then turned to Yusmeiro Petit, who arrived shortly before game time. He struck out seven in 5 1-3 innings of relief.
The Reds' bottom four hitters, including the pitcher's spot, accounted for 10 of the team's hits.
Cincinnati has won all five meetings with the reigning World Series champions after allowing San Francisco to rally from an 0-2 deficit to win the NL division series matchup last October. The Reds have outscored the Giants 34-6 this season.
Notes: Cincinnati played its first traditional doubleheader since Aug. 24, 2011, at the Marlins. ... The Giants designated for assignment RHP Hunter Strickland to clear room on the 40-man roster for Petit, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Fresno. San Francisco optioned RHP George Kontos to Fresno a day after he threw a career-high 63 pitches in 3 1-3 innings. ... San Francisco will visit President Obama in the White House on Monday to celebrate the franchise's World Series championship from last fall.
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