Final: Reds 8 Indians 3 Boxscore
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 6: Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds watches his three-run home run in the second inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park on August 6, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
B2: Zack Cozart 3-run HR, 3-0 Reds
B4: Kristopher Negron 2-run HR, 5-0 Reds
B7: Cozart RBI 1B scores Negron, 6-0 Reds
B7: Todd Frazier 2 RBI 2B, 8-0 Reds
T8: Yan Gomes HR #16, 8-1 Reds
T8: Ryan Raburn 2-RBI 2B, 8-3 Reds
If hitting is contagious, there is suddenly a fever spreading around the Reds clubhouse. They followed a 9 run,15 hit night on Monday, with 8 runs on 10 hits Tuesday night in a 8-3 win over Cleveland. Mat Latos was the beneficiary of the offense, offering 7.2 innings of 3 run baseball. But the story of the night was the Dynamic Duo of Zack Cozart and Kristopher Negron. The two combined to go 5 for 7 with 5 runs, 6 RBI, 2B, 2 HR.
*Ok, who are these guys?....17 R, 25 H in back to back games.
#Reds 17 runs combined in back to back games most since scoring 19, June 20-21 vs Jays...span of 41 games.
*Winners of 5 of 7....58-56 record.
*Brewers lost, Reds 4 out with 48 to go.
*3 run 2nd, 2 run 4th, 3 run 7th.
*Dynamic Duo of Cozart and Negron....flashing leather and pop.
*Negron's 3rd HR in 44 career plate appearances.
*Cozart 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI.
*Negron 3 hits, 2B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI.
*7-8 hitters Wednesdayt: 5 for 7, 5 R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI.
*Hitters 6 through 9 Tuesday night : 7 for 18, 4 R, 5 RBI, HR, 2B, BB.
*Last Reds player to hit for cycle...Eric Davis: June 2, 1989 vs SD.
*I will continue to say it, I like Kristopher Negron. Not in an everyday player kind of way, but a knows how to play the game kind of way.
*First career 3-hit game for Negron.
*Ok, I'm officially declaring him....."my guy".
*For a guy who has seen his slugging drop nearly 100 points from '14, Cozart is plugged in...triple Tuesday, homer Wednesday.
*Cozart's 1st HR in 210 plate appearances...June 1.
*Reds have 4 HR's in last 2 games, after 4 HR in previous 14 games.
*Todd Frazier had his first double since July 8.......24 games and 101 plate appearances.
*Brayan Pena 2 hits, 11-game hits streak.....one off career high (2009).
*Pena entered year with 4 career appearances at 1B, no starts, total of 9.2 innings. Tonight is his 27th start and 33rd appearance.
*Classic Kiss Cam...guy was shaking head no to girl next to him. Guy walking by stopped and kissed him on cheek.
Mat Latos: 7.2 IN, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K.
Retired first 9 batters of game.
Jumbo Diaz, 8th: .1
Sam LeCure, 9th: H
Doing it with D
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 6: Kris Negron #17 of the Cincinnati Reds makes a play at second base in the first inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park on August 6, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)