BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO CREDIT: David Kohl/USA Today
The Reds fell to the Chicago White Sox in the second game of their series 12-8 in 12 innings on Tuesday night.
The game started out strong for the Reds as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a two run homer and third baseman Eugenio Suarez also hit a two run homer, both coming in the first inning to give the Reds an early 4-0 lead, however the White Sox cut the lead in half in the fourth as left fielder Daniel Palka hit a two run homer of his own. In the fifth, the Reds responded as left fielder Adam Duvall hit a three run home run, but the White Sox refused to go down as in the sixth, they had a pair of solo home runs with right fielder Avisail Garcia and Palka each hitting one, followed by an RBI double from first baseman Matt Davidson and an RBI groundout from center fielder Adam Engel to cut the Reds lead to one. They went on to tie it up in the eighth as pinch hitter Leury Garcia hit an RBI single, but the Reds came back in the bottom of the inning with Gennett hitting an RBI groundout. However, the White Sox came back in the ninth as Garcia hit his second solo home run of the game and with the Reds unable to score in the bottom of the inning, the game went into extra innings.
In the 12th, the White Sox had a big inning as second baseman Yoan Moncada came through with a three RBI triple, followed by an RBI triple from third baseman Yolmer Sanchez as the White Sox went on to win it 12-8.
White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito went five innings, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits and three walks to get a no decision, while Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani went five and a third innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits and one walk in the no decision. White Sox reliever Hector Santiago earned the win, while Reds reliever Jackson Stephens took the loss. Reds relievers David Hernandez and Raisel Iglesias were each hit with a blown save.
The teams will finish off the series on Wednesday night.