The Cincinnati Reds win their eighth straight sport, sweeping the Astros

HOUSTON – Irrespective of how Sunday’s remaining sequence versus the Astros turned out, the Reds’ nine-game, three-city journey by way of St. Louis, Kansas Metropolis and Houston was already an unqualified success. Something extra could be gravy.

And who doesn’t love broth? The Reds clearly do, as they cruised to a 9-7 10-inning victory to drag off a three-game sequence sweep of defending World Sequence champion Houston at Minute Maid Park. Within the prime of the tenth inning towards Seth Martinez, TJ Friedl dropped a sacrifice bunt to 3rd base and reached on a throwing error by Alex Bregman that allowed Nick Senzel to attain the go-ahead from second base.

With one out, Elly De La Cruz labored 9 pitches towards Martinez earlier than lining up an RBI single to proper discipline. Jake Fraley’s RBI groundout supplied a three-run cushion.

The victory prolonged the Reds’ successful streak to eight video games to complete the street journey 8-1, whereas successful 11 of their final 13 video games, as they improved to 37-35.

It was a 5-5 sport within the eighth inning when Jonathan India drove guard Brian Abreu’s sport 3-1 in the wrong way for a solo residence run – placing him within the workforce lead by 10 homers. With nearer Alexis Díaz unavailable for the second sport in a row, Ian Gibaut was referred to as to shutout however gave up a tying run to pressure the extras.

Cincinnati performed catch-up a lot of the day with a 2-0 deficit after the primary interval and 5-2 by the fourth. That modified within the prime of the sixth inning towards Astros starter Ronell Blanco. Matt McClain blasted off with a single to left and superior on a handed ball. With one out, De La Cruz settled behind first base and beat the pitcher with a first-out chip header.

Fraley, who hit a house run within the prime of the second inning off Blanco, adopted with an RBI single to proper discipline earlier than being sacked attempting to advance to second base.

On the following pitch, Spencer Steer hit a two-run homer to left – additionally his tenth of the season.