Reds score 2 in 9th to rally past Indians
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Minor league outfielder Steve Selsky doubled in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Cincinnati Reds, who bounced back from blowing a three-run lead and rallied to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Monday.
Nick Swisher homered and Lonnie Chisenhall tripled to bring the Indians back after they fell behind 3-0. Cleveland took a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth.
Swisher’s home run was one of three hits off Reds’ starter Mike Leake. It was Swisher’s second home run in two days. Chisenhall, fighting for a job at third base, tripled off Pedro Beato to start a two-run seventh inning that tied the game.
Corey Kluber gave up five of the seven hits he allowed in the Reds’ three-run second inning.
Jay Bruce’s leadoff double and Todd Frazier’s two-run triple gave the Reds an early advantage. Joey Votto singled twice in four at-bats.
Umpire Brad Myers left the game after he was hit in the groin area with a line drive hit by Brandon Phillips. He was lying on the ground for several minutes until he was able to sit up and ride off the field on cart.
Reds manager Bryan Price successfully challenged an out call at third base. Umpire Alan Porter called Phillips out on a steal of third in the fifth inning. The call was overturned from the replay truck.