Reds Defeated By Indians In Series Opener

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By: Zane Miller


The Reds started out their two-game series on the road against the Cleveland Indians with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings on Tuesday night, as the Reds look to recover from a series loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies the previous weekend.

The Indians started out with the lead in the fourth inning, as first baseman Carlos Santana was able to swat a solo home run to get the first run of the game, however, the Reds responded shortly thereafter as center fielder Nick Senzel got an RBI double in the fifth inning to tie the game back up at 1-1.

The teams remained evened up throughout the second half of regulation, sending the game into extra innings. It only took one extra inning for the Indians to break the tie, with left fielder Oscar Mercado driving in a walk-off RBI single for the 2-1 Indians victory.

Indians reliever Brad Hand took the win, going the final two innings with no earned runs given up on no hits and one walk, while Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias picked up the loss with one earned run given up on two hits and two walks over the course of one-third inning pitched. Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer as well as Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo each took no-decisions.

The teams will finish out the series on Wednesday afternoon.

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