By: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
The Reds salvaged the last game of their series against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday afternoon 7-5 in a 13 inning game, after the Rockies took the games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Rockies were the ones who scored first, as third baseman Nolan Arenado hit into a double play but still drove a run across in the first inning. In the second, however, Reds catcher Curt Casali hit an RBI double in the second to tie up the game. The Rockies got on a roll as right fielder Carlos Gonzalez hit an RBI single in the third and starting pitcher Tyler Anderson hit an RBI sacrifice bunt in the fourth to make it a 3-1 game, however the Reds came back in the fifth as right fielder Scott Schebler cut the lead in half with an RBI double, but the Rockies responded in the sixth with an RBI triple from first baseman Ryan McMahon and an RBI sacrifice fly by second baseman DJ LeMahieu. In the eighth, the Reds made it a one run game with first baseman Joey Votto getting an RBI groundout and third baseman Eugenio Suarez driving in a run on a fielder’s choice, followed by the game tying run coming across as Casali scored on a wild pitch, eventually sending the game into extra innings.
In extras, neither team scored until the Reds came up to bat in the 13th and pinch hitter Jesse Winker delivered a game-winning two run home run to give the Reds the 7-5 victory.
Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle went five innings, allowing two earned runs, six hits and two walks in the no decision. Meanwhile, Anderson went seven innings, allowing two earned runs, five hits and one walk, also in a no decision. Reds reliever Dylan Floro earned the win by pitching the final three innings of the game, while Rockies reliever Wade Davis was hit with the blown save and fellow reliever Chris Rusin took the loss.
The Reds will next play on Friday night at home against the St. Louis Cardinals.