Reds beat Giants 8-1 in rain-shortened game

By Joe Kay

Associated Press

Published: Monday, July 1 2013 11:46 p.m. MDT

Home plate umpire Bill Welke, center, goes over the ground rules with San Francisco Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, left, and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker, right, at the start of a baseball game, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Cincinnati.

Al Behrman, Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs Monday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds out of their offensive slump to an 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a game shortened to six innings because of rain.

Frazier had an RBI single and a three-run homer off left-hander Mike Kickham (0-3), who has been hit hard in each of his three major league starts.

Zack Cozart added a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring double as the Reds piled up their most runs since a 12-2 win at Wrigley Field on June 11.

Bronson Arroyo (7-6) gave up a pair of hits in six innings, including Brandon Belt's homer.

Rain halted the game after the sixth. The umpires waited 1 hour, 28 minutes before calling it.