Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds win again

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Reds 7 Phillies 4

Quick Cap: The Reds sent nine batters to the plate, scoring four times in the 6th to erase a 3-1 deficit. Fernando Cruz put out the fire for the second straight night, retiring two batters with runners on 2nd and 3rd in the 7th. 

It was their 6th comeback win. The Reds have won 5 of 6 and move a season best four games over .500 at 14-10. They’ll go for a series win Thursday afternoon. 

Santiago Espinal 2 H, 3 RBI, SF, R, SB…after 3 H Tuesday. Bloop two out, two run single tied the game in 6th. Big add-on sac fly 7th. 2nd three RBI game in last 12 days. Ties career high. Had 0 in 93 games last season. BA jumped 86 points in 24 hours. 

Leading 5-4 in the 7th, Cruz was called on with runners on 2nd & 3rd with 1 out....He got a K, FO. 

Will Benson’s solo HR (3) was Reds first hit and run in the 3rd. Tiebreaking 2-out double in the 6th. Snapped career high 0 for 18 Tuesday. Hit leadoff for 3rd time in career. 

Eight Reds runs have scored with two men outs the last two nights. 

Two ground rule doubles in 6th: Stephenson, Elly. Cost them one run. 

Elly: 3 H, 2B, RBI, 3 SB (15). His singled in 8th, stole 2nd, stole 3rd and scored on Steer sac fly. 

Reds did little with SP Spencer Turnbull: 5 IN, 1 R, 8 K.

Stephenson: 2 rockets, 1B, 2B, R, BB. 

Fairchild: R, BB 

CES: 2nd BB.....had one in first 91 plate appearances. 

Martini snapped 0 for 19 with a replay reversed infield single in 7th. 

Has Candelario fielded a ball cleanly the last two nights? 

Nick Lodolo: 5+ IN, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 98 pitches/56 strikes. It was a disjointed grinder of a start. Phils helped him twice. 
I didn’t expect him back out for for 6th.

6th: Sims (0.2) allowed inherited Lodolo runner to score ..6th: Wilson (0.1) 
7th: Pagan (0.1), 3 H, R ..Cruz w/ 2nd & 3rd and 1 out at 5-4....K, FO. 
8th: Suter 
9th: Diaz

How they scored:
3rd: Benson HR, 2-1 Phils 
6th: Espinal 2-out, 2-RBI 1B, 3-3 
6th: Benson 2-out RBI 1B, 4-3 Reds 
6th: Elly 2-out RBI 2B, 5-3 Reds 
7th: Espinal SF, 6-4
8th: Steer SF, 7-4

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