BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO CREDIT: JOE ROBBINS/GETTY Images
The Reds’ seven game winning streak was snapped after losing to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in 11 innings on Monday night, as the Reds will look to respond on Tuesday.
After an hour and 45 minute rain delay, the Braves got on the board first with second baseman Ozzie Albies hitting an RBI double and catcher Kurt Suzuki getting an RBI sacrifice fly to take a 2-0 lead. However, the Reds cut the lead in half in the fifth as right fielder Scott Schebler hit a solo home run. In the bottom of the inning, Braves right fielder Nick Markakis hit into a double play that drove in a run to restore the two run advantage, which the Reds responded to in the sixth as left fielder Jesse Winker drew a bases loaded walk and pinch hitter Adam Duvall hit an RBI groundout to tie the game up. The seventh saw Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit into an RBI groundout to give the team the lead, but the Braves tied it up in the bottom of the inning as left fielder Danny Santana hit an RBI double, eventually sending the game into extra innings.
In extras, the Reds had a scoring chance in the tenth with the bases loaded and one out, but were held off the board. The Braves then went on to end it in the 11th on a walkoff solo shot by Albies to get the 5-4 win.
The teams will play again on Tuesday night.