The Reds were swept Sunday by the White Sox by a score of 8-1.
Aaron Harang worked six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs (earned) on eight hits and two walks for the loss. Kent Mercker finished off the seventh and put in the only scoreless relief appearance in his one-third of an inning.
Esteban Yan worked the eighth and allowed two runs on two hits. Mike Burns worked the ninth and allowed three runs on four hits. A shoddy performance from the bullpen, but since the Reds only managed to score one, it really didn't much matter.
Jon Garland, starting pitcher for the White Sox, came out of the game with a 5.58 ERA after allowing one earned run in eight innings. The Reds mustered just four hits against said powerhouse.
The hits belong to Brandon Phillips, Ken Griffey, Jr., and two for Scott Hatteberg. The RBI belongs to Adam Dunn. The run scored belongs to Phillips. Jason LaRue walked once. Quinton McCracken grounded out in his pinch hitting appearance.
All-in-all, a disheartening end to a disappointing homestand. The loss brings the Reds' record to 37-31 and their losing streak to three. They travel to New York to take on the Mets Monday with Bronson Arroyo facing off against Orlando Hernandez.