LATE-NIGHT BASH: Frazier lifts Reds over Tigers in grand fashion

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier is aching to make the All-Star Game and knock more than a few out during the home run derby at Great American Ball Park next month. In the last two days, he's making his case.

Frazier hit an early solo homer and a grand slam with two outs in the 13th inning Wednesday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a rain-delayed 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

The Reds twice rallied from one-run deficits in the late innings, turning it into the longest game this season for both teams. And then Frazier ended it with his fourth homer in the last two days, this one off Joakim Soria.

"Holy cow!" said Frazier, who has 22 homers. "I was done. It's humbling. To win like that is pretty cool."

Burke Badenhop (1-2) retired the side in the 13th.

Jay Bruce had a career-high five hits -- the first Reds player do so since Willy Tavares in 2009 -- but he was thrown out at the plate in the 10th inning while trying to score from first base on Brayan Pena's double. Pena had four hits.

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Johnny Cueto -- giving him 51 RBIs -- for a 3-2 lead just before heavy rain started falling in the sixth inning. Neither Cueto nor Tigers starter David Price returned after the 1-hour, 14-minute delay.

Detroit's bullpen couldn't hold a pair of one-run leads.

The long rain delay left it up to the bullpens after both starters had solid showings.

Cueto gave up Ian Kinsler's double in the first inning, then didn't allow another hit until Anthony Gose singled with one out in the sixth. Kinsler walked and Cabrera hit a fastball deep into the right-field stands, giving him at least one RBI in six straight games.

Price had thrown back-to-back complete games for the second time in his career, including a 4-0 win over Cleveland on Friday. He allowed four hits, including Frazier's solo shot.


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