MLB – Baseball: The Reds’ winning streak ends at 12 against the Braves


The Cincinnati Reds’ longest winning streak in 66 years was stopped at 12 games when Raisel Iglesias pulled out Jonathan India for the final out. The Atlanta Braves won 7-6 Saturday night in an eight homer battle.

« I would have liked to win 100 times in a row, » said Spencer Steer. We’ve played some really good baseball the last two weeks. We have built a good culture, a good bond and I think we believe we can play with these heavyweights. »

Each team hit four homers.

Matt Olson hit the 200th homer of his Major League career and Travis d’Arnaud and Ozzie Albies also hit the long ball against Graham Ashcraft (3-6), who gave up three home runs for the first time in 33 starts in the major leagues.

Marcell Ozuna also homered against Alex Young and the Braves won for the ninth time in 10 games.

Matt McLain and Spencer Steer of the Reds each homered for two runs.

Iglesias, who pitched for the Reds from 2015-2020, came on with a 7-4 lead in the ninth inning and allowed Jake Fraley and Will Benson to hit back-to-back homers. He then pulled out McLain and India for his 11th save in 13 chances.

« I never feel safe here with a points lead and I never feel like we’re safe, » Braves manager Brian Snitker said. You never feel good until it’s over. »

Cincinnati’s winning streak is the longest since April 30 to May 12, 1957. The Reds have not won 13 games in a row since their last six games in 1918 and their first seven in 1919.

Fraley hit a long ball for the third game in a row.

Boosted by that winning streak, the Reds drew 43,498 fans for their first consecutive sold-out game since June 24-26, 2016, when Pete Rose’s No.14 was retired.

« It was a hell of a series, » Reds manager David Bell said. It lasted a while so we didn’t get used to it and that’s a good thing. It was a nice series. We all appreciate what we were able to achieve against good teams, we learned a lot about ourselves and became a better team. We have become stronger. But even though we enjoy this series, all that we are and what we have does not disappear. »

Michael Tonkin (2-0) pitched two-and-a-third no-hitters for the Braves, who went eight straight before losing Game 1 of the series on Friday.

Ashcraft was making his first start since being hit by a bullet on June 8. He gave up six runs and 10 hits in four innings of work.

Elsewhere in MLB:

Diamondbacks 6 – Giants 7
ARI: Christian Walker hit a three-run homer in the 5th inning
SF: Luis Mato hit a two-run homer in the 6th inning

Mariners 4 – Orioles 6 (10 rounds)
SEA: Mike Ford forced the extra innings with a solo homer in the 9th inning
BAL: Ryan McKenna brought victory to his team with a home run at the end of the 10th inning

Mets 4 – Phillies 2
NYM: Max Scherzer gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out eight in six innings pitched
PHI: Nick Castellanos and Trea Turner hit solo homers in 4th and 5th innings

Rangers 0 – Yankees 1
TEX: Jon Gray allowed a run on three hits and struck out four batters in five innings of work
NYY: Billy McKinney scored the only run of the game with a solo homer in the 4th inning

Red Sox 4 – White Sox 5
BOS: Triston Casas hit a two-run homer in the 6th inning
CWS: Elvis Andrus settled the debate with a single at the end of the ninth

Brewers 2 – Guardians 4
MIL: Brewers were limited to four hits
CLE: Tanner Bibee allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven in six innings pitched

Royals 9 – Rays 4
KC: Freddy Fermin drove in three home runs in 4th inning
TB: Yonny Chirinos got off to a rocky start allowing eight runs on nine hits in five and a third innings

Pirates 3 – Marlins 4 (11 rounds)
PIT: The Pirates suffer a fifth loss in their last six games
MIA: Jon Berti made the difference with a single at the end of the 11th inning

Twins 2 – Tigers 3
MIN: Pablo Lopez inherited the loss despite posting 10 strikeouts and three earned runs in six innings. Édouard Julien was shut out in 5 at bats.
DET: Victory went to Reese Olson who had nine strikeouts and allowed just one run in five and a third innings

Astros 7 – Dodgers 8
HOU: Alex Bregman hit a grand slam in the fifth inning
LAD: The Dodgers were opportunistic by scoring eight runs on just five hits

Nationals 2 – Padres 0
WAS: Josiah Gray earned the win with six strikeouts and just four hits allowed in five and a third innings
SD: The Padres were limited to four hits


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