CINCINNATI (AP) — Mark Kolozsvary scored on a game-ending balk by Matt Wisler within the tenth inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night time.
Kolozsvary opened the tenth on second as a pinch-runner for Mike Moustakas. He superior on Nick Senzel’s sacrifice bunt towards Wisler (2-3). Albert Almora Jr. walked earlier than Wisler’s balk with pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin on the plate.
Tampa Bay had an opportunity to attain within the high half of the inning, however Kyle Farmer lower down Francisco Mejia on the plate on Yandy Diaz’s grounder to shortstop towards Josh Kuhnel (1-1). The play was upheld by a video evaluation.
Farmer then snared Wander Franco’s liner and stepped on second for an inning-ending double play.
It was the majors’ first game-ending balk since Dylan Floro for the Dodgers in a 5-4 loss at Seattle on Aug. 18, 2018. It was the primary such loss for the Rays in franchise historical past.
Brandon Drury homered to assist last-place Cincinnati win back-to-back video games for the primary time since June 26 in San Francisco and June 28 over the Cubs in Chicago. Senzel had two of the Reds’ 4 hits.
Cincinnati has posted its first three walk-off wins of the season within the final six days.
Tampa Bay had gained two straight and 5 of six after a four-game dropping streak.
Rays left-hander Shane McClanahan struck out eight whereas working six innings of one-run ball. He retired his final 10 batters.
Tampa Bay jumped in entrance on Ji-Man Choi’s RBI single within the third, however that was it for the Rays towards Luis Castillo and three relievers.
Castillo struck out eight in seven innings. The appropriate-hander, one of many majors’ high commerce targets forward of the Aug. 2 deadline, is 1-0 with a glowing 0.90 ERA in his final three begins.
Castillo retired 13 of his final 14 batters.
Drury tied the sport within the third along with his team-high 18th homer, a booming shot to left that glanced off the façade of the higher deck.
Rays: Supervisor Kevin Money mentioned Brandon Lowe (low again discomfort) was “feeling higher” after being hit within the head by a pitch within the first plate look of his rehab project with Triple-A Durham on Thursday. Lowe was taking Friday off.
Reds: 1B Joey Votto missed his fifth straight recreation with again tightness, however supervisor David Bell mentioned he’s bettering and will play this weekend. Votto ran and took batting observe and grounders earlier than the sport. … RHP Alexís Diaz (proper biceps tendinitis) was activated from the injured listing.
Reds right-hander Hunter Greene (3-10, 6.01 ERA) and Rays righty Drew Rasmussen (5-3, 3.30 ERA) pitch on Saturday. Greene is 0-3 with a 9.42 ERA in his final three begins. Rasmussen is making his second begin since coming off the injured listing after being sidelined by a left hamstring pressure.
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