BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
The Reds won in the rubber game of their series against the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night after the Reds took the first game of the series on Monday but the White Sox came back to win on Tuesday.
The game started out strong for the White Sox as second baseman Yoan Moncada crushed a two run home run in the third, followed by a solo homer from left fielder Daniel Palka in the fourth, but the Reds turned it around in the bottom of the inning as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit an RBI single and right fielder Jesse Winker tied it up on a two RBI single and took the lead on another two RBI single from shortstop Jose Peraza, followed by starting pitcher Sal Romano tacking on an RBI sacrifice bunt. While the White Sox got a run back in the fifth as third baseman Yolmer Sanchez hit an RBI double, but the Reds restored the advantage in the eighth as second baseman Alex Blandino came in as a defensive replacement and drove in a run on a throwing error as the Reds went on to win 7-4.
Romano went five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and no walks in the win, while White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey pitched three and two-thirds innings, allowing six earned runs on five hits and one walk in the loss. Reds reliever Jared Hughes picked up the save.
The Reds will next play on Friday afternoon on the road against the Chicago Cubs.