PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera homered twice and drove in five runs Monday night, helping Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies rout the San Francisco Giants, 11-0.

Carlos Santana and Cesar Hernandez also connected for Philadelphia, which had dropped 6 of 8. Santana drove in four runs, and Hernandez had two RBI.

Eflin (1-0) struck out a career-high nine in 62/3 innings. He allowed four hits and walked three.

Herrera hit a three-run drive off Jeff Samardzija (1-2) in the first and a two-run shot off D.J. Snelten in the sixth. He also walked and scored on Santana’s three-run homer in the fifth.

METS 7, REDS 6: Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the ballpark where he had his best moment, rounding the bases to a familiar “BRUUUCE” chant, and Adrian Gonzalez connected twice, powering New York at Cincinnati.

The Mets hit the road after getting swept during a six-game homestand that included three shutout losses and 11 runs total by New York’s offense. Michael Conforto got it going with a leadoff homer against Homer Bailey (0-5), and Bruce had a two-run shot off his former teammate in the third for a 4-0 lead.

The outfielder made his second return to Great American Ball Park since he was traded in 2016. His 136 career homers at Great American Ball Park rank second to Joey Votto’s 144. Bruce considers his division-clinching walk-off homer at the ballpark in 2010 as his top moment in the majors.

Gonzalez had a pair of solo shots as the Mets set a season high with four homers.

Left-hander P.J. Conlon lasted 32/3 innings in his major league debut, filling in with Jacob deGrom on the disabled list because of a hyperextended elbow. Conlon also had a single off Bailey, who gave up six runs in four innings. The Reds have lost all of Bailey’s eight starts.

Robert Gsellman (4-0) gave up only a solo homer in 22/3 innings for the win. Jeurys Familia retired the side in order in the ninth with two strikeouts for his 10th save in 13 chances.

Billy Hamilton, Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett hit solo homers for the Reds. Cincinnati fell to 8-27, matching the worst 35-game start in franchise history along with the 1931 and 1934 teams. It’s the worst start in the majors since the Tigers had the same record in 2013.


GIANTS: Pitcher Johnny Cueto will be sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks because of a strained right elbow and won’t have Tommy John surgery.

“It’s great news,” Manager Bruce Bochy said. “I was hoping for the best and hoping he wouldn’t need surgery.”

WHITE SOX: Reliever Danny Farquhar was released from a hospital, and a doctor who treated him expects Farquhar will pitch again but not this season.

Farquhar collapsed in the dugout with a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm during an April 20 home game against Houston. He had surgery the following day.

NATIONALS: Washington reinstated right-hander Shawn Kelley from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Rafael Bautista to Triple-A Syracuse.

Kelley returned to the Nationals after missing 12 games with right elbow irritation. The veteran reliever appeared in one rehab game with Class A Potomac, throwing a scoreless inning with one strikeout.

Prior to his injury, Kelley had no record and a 4.50 ERA in eight appearances.

Bautista appeared in nine games, going 0 for 6.

CUBS: Chicago placed struggling right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with the flu.

Darvish, 31, is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his first season with Chicago after finalizing a $126 million, six-year contract in February. He was scheduled to start Tuesday night against Miami but the Cubs provided no word on a replacement.

The Cubs also recalled right-hander Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A Iowa and optioned reliever Luke Farrell to their top farm club. Farrell yielded Dexter Fowler’s winning homer in the 14th inning of Chicago’s 4-3 loss at St. Louis on Sunday night.

The DL stint for Darvish was made retroactive to Friday. The team said it will announce a corresponding move Tuesday.

PADRES: San Diego moved struggling right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the bullpen and optioned reliever Kazuhisa Makita to Triple-A El Paso.

San Diego also reinstated reliever Matt Strahm from the 10-day disabled list.

Mitchell is 0-3 with a 6.47 ERA in seven starts this year. He has walked 26 and struck out 16 in 32 innings.

Mitchell, 27, lasted only 21/3 innings Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Monterrey, Mexico, in his shortest start of the season.

Jordan Lyles is scheduled to start in Mitchell’s spot Thursday against St. Louis.

The Padres liked Mitchell so much that when they acquired him from the New York Yankees in December, they were willing to take on third baseman Chase Headley and his $13 million salary.

But he has struggled from the start.

“The biggest one to me is the walks. It’s hard to pitch in this league walking batters at the level he was for us,” Manager Andy Green said. “That walk rate hasn’t been a major issue throughout his career the way it has this year, so we’re hoping we can erase that.”

Green said Mitchell will have the chance to regain his spot in the rotation.

“Sure. That’s all dictated by how well he throws in the bullpen,” he said. “If he goes out there and attacks it and dominates it, we’ll definitely look for an opportunity to get him back into the rotation. But he’s going to have to show us something. That’s being conveyed to him very clearly.”

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