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Winker stars in Reds win

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Sat, 09 Jun 2018


NEW YORK: Jesse Winker’s two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th inning Thursday capped Cincinnati’s comeback from a three-run deficit as the Reds dumped the visiting Colorado Rockies 7-5.

Rockies reliever Chris Rusin (0-2) hit Joey Votto with a pitch to start the winning rally. Winker followed up Eugenio Suarez’s flyout with his second homer of the season into the seats in right-center.

Dylan Floro (2-1) pitched three scoreless innings for the win as Cincinnati avoided a series sweep and snapped a four-game losing streak.

The Reds forced extra innings when Colorado closer Wade Davis tossed a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that scored Curt Casali from third.

Aledmys Diaz singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning as Toronto came back to defeat visiting Baltimore 5-4.

The Blue Jays scored three runs against Brad Brach in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 4.

In the bottom of the 10th, Teoscar Hernandez hustled a leadoff double against Miguel Castro (1-2). Justin Smoak was walked intentionally. Kendrys Morales and Luke Maile struck out before Diaz lined his game-winning hit to left. Danny Barnes (2-1) pitched a perfect top of the 10th with two strikeouts to pick up the win.

Cody Bellinger homered for the third consecutive game, and Joc Pederson belted two out as Los Angeles won 8-7 at Pittsburgh.

Pederson’s second homer produced an 8-3 lead, and the Dodgers held on for their fifth win in six games. The Dodgers were forced to use nine relievers to cover the nine innings when Dennis Santana, who was scheduled to make his first major league start, was scratched because of right lat soreness during his warmup.
Elias Diaz hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs for the Pirates, who are 5-14 in their past 19.

Miles Mikolas improved to 7-1 as St. Louis defeated visiting Miami 4-1.

Mikolas beat his hometown team, allowing three hits, one walk and one unearned run. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 2.27. The Cardinals got home runs from Jose Martinez and pinch hitter Luke Voit.

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