CINCINNATI — The Reds turned a triple play and then turned around their fortunes for a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over Cleveland on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
Trailing by a 2-1 score, Cincinnati was down to its final out when Max Schrock grounded to first base. The ball went through Josh Naylor’s legs for a two-base error. Jesse Winker followed with a game-tying RBI single into left-center field that scored pinch-runner Nick Senzel.
In the bottom of the 10th with Eugenio Suarez the automatic runner on second base, Tyler Naquin advanced him with a fly ball to center field that let him tag up. Pinch-hitter Tyler Stephenson promptly ended the game with a drive to the right-field wall that went for a walk-off RBI single that gave the Reds the first two games of the three-game series.
To open the top of the eighth inning, Reds reliever Amir Garrett gave up back-to-back singles that put runners on the corners with no outs. Naylor followed by lining a ball to first base, where Joey Votto snared the ball and tagged out Franmil Reyes. Thinking the ball hit the ground first, Eddie Rosario went home as Votto held the ball and waited.
Votto tossed the ball to third base where Rosario was out on a triple play.
Activated from the 10-day injured list after he recovered from a back strain, Sonny Gray pitched 4 1/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs and six hits with two walks and six strikeouts.