Things get ‘wild’ as Reds lose to Indians in 11 innings, 5-3

Published 11:23 pm Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cincinnati’s Jason Bourgeois singles to drive in Eugenio Suarez in the ninth inning to tie the game at 3-3 and send it into extra innings. However, the Reds gave up two runs in the 11th inning as they lost 5-3 to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. (Courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds.com)

Cincinnati’s Jason Bourgeois singles to drive in Eugenio Suarez in the ninth inning to tie the game at 3-3 and send it into extra innings. However, the Reds gave up two runs in the 11th inning as they lost 5-3 to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. (Courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds.com)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto was uncharacteristically wild.

Yan Gomes drew a bases-loaded walk — Cleveland’s fourth of the game — to drive in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Sunday.

Cueto, making perhaps his final start in Cincinnati with the trade deadline looming, issued six walks — as many as he had allowed since 2011 in four innings.

“I expect you to ask me about trades,” Cueto said. “I can’t think about it when I’m pitching. I have to keep my mind in the game.”

Cueto matched his season low with two strikeouts while allowing two runs and four hits. His abbreviated start snapped his streak of consecutive starts with at least five innings at 53.

“It was just a bad game,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “You have a better chance to see Johnny pitch a one-hit shutout than a game like that.”

Cueto also had to wait out a 47-minute rain delay in the first inning.

‘No pitcher wants to come in and sit for 45 minutes and go back out there,” Cueto said through interpreter Tomas Vera. “Things happen but its not an excuse,”

Pedro Villareal (1-3) gave up singles to Mike Aviles, Michael Bourn and Brandon Moss to open the 11th and load the bases. He then walked Gomes for force in the Indians’ go-ahead run and Jason Kipnis followed with a sacrifice fly.

“That was an anomaly,” Price said. “It was a game for the ages. You just don’t see games like that.”

Marc Rzepczynski (2-3) pitched two-thirds of an inning to get the win, and Zach McAllister got the last two outs for his first career save.

The Indians led 3-2 in the ninth, but Eugenio Suarez doubled off closer Cody Allen with two outs and scored on Jason Bourgeois’s single. The blown save was Allen’s second in 21 opportunities.

Allen also gave up Joey Votto’s RBI single in the eighth.

The last team to score four or more runs on bases-loaded walks was the Boston Red Sox in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on May 7, 1992.

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struck out five in two innings to set a major league record for the fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts.

Chapman, who routinely throws over 100 mph, reached the mark when he got pinch-hitter Giovanny Urshela to end the 10th inning. The All-Star lefty needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts. The previous mark was by San Diego’s Craig Kimbrel, who got to 500 in his 305th inning on May 25.

Carlos Carrasco worked around Suarez’s solo home run to last six innings, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and six strikeouts. He also hit a batter.

After getting the first two outs of the second inning, Cueto allowed Carrasco’s first career hit in eight at bats and walked three batters, including Francisco Lindor with the bases loaded for a 1-0 lead. The three walks were as many as issued by Cueto in any of his previous 17 starts this season.

Suarez tied it in the bottom of the inning with his fifth homer of the season.

Bourn led off the fourth with a single and was pushed around the bases by three more walks, giving Cleveland a 2-1 lead.

The Indians extended their lead to 3-1 when Michael Brantley drew his second bases-loaded walk of the game in the sixth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin is scheduled to pitch four innings or 65 pitches for Triple-A Columbus on Monday, manager Terry Francona said. The appearance would be the fourth of his rehab assignment after undergoing shoulder surgery. He has a 5.40 ERA with three walks and eight strikeouts in a combined 8 1/3 innings over the first three.

Reds: 3B Todd Frazier got Sunday off after going 0 for 9 in Cincinnati’s first two games after the All-Star break. Frazier also was 0 for 3 in the All-Star Game, leaving him hitless since winning the Home Run Derby on Monday.

UP NEXT

Indians: After getting Monday off in Milwaukee, Cleveland opens a two-game interleague series against the Brewers on Tuesday with RHP Danny Salazar (8-4, 3.74) scheduled to start. Salazar’s eight wins matches his previous career total.

Reds: Rookie RHP Michael Lorenzen (3-4, 3.53) is Cincinnati’s scheduled starter for Monday’s opener of a four-game series against the Cubs, which includes a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

BEAT GOES ON

The game was delayed by lightning followed by a brief, torrential downpour for 47 minutes in the top of the first inning. The umpires had the tarp put on the field before rain started falling. The delay was the second of the three-game series and 12th of the season at Great American Ball Park.

GOT HIS NUMBER

Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton has been caught stealing seven times in 52 tries this season. Cleveland’s Roberto Perez has gotten him twice, on May 23 and Sunday. Hamilton’s 45 steals lead the major leagues.

 

Indians 5, Reds 3, 11 innings

Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Kipnis 2b 4 0 2 1 2 1 .326

Lindor ss 6 0 2 1 1 0 .246

Brantley lf 3 0 1 2 3 0 .294

C.Santana 1b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .222

Allen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

f-Urshela ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231

Manship p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Rzepczynski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

McAllister p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Dav.Murphy rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .307

b-Raburn ph-rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .287

Aviles 3b 6 1 2 0 0 0 .251

Bourn cf 6 2 3 0 0 2 .229

R.Perez c 0 2 0 0 3 0 .228

B.Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Moss 1b 2 0 1 0 0 1 .220

Carrasco p 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000

c-Y.Gomes ph-c 2 0 1 1 1 0 .222

Totals 42 5 13 5 10 9

 

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Phillips 2b-ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 .279

De Jesus Jr. 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .250

Villarreal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Votto 1b 5 0 3 1 0 0 .289

Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .252

A.Chapman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

g-Barnhart ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250

B.Pena c 5 0 0 0 0 1 .271

Byrd lf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .244

Suarez ss-3b 5 2 3 1 0 1 .314

Cueto p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176

Ju.Diaz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

a-Frazier ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276

Mattheus p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

M.Parra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

d-Bourgeois ph-rf-cf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .188

B.Hamilton cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .217

e-Schumaker ph-rf-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213

Totals 41 3 10 3 2 11

 

Cleveland 010 101 000 02 — 5 13 0

Cincinnati 010 000 011 00 — 3 10 1

 

a-struck out for Ju.Diaz in the 5th. b-grounded out for Dav.Murphy in the 6th. c-lined out for Carrasco in the 7th. d-popped out for Hoover in the 8th. e-struck out for B.Hamilton in the 9th. f-struck out for Allen in the 10th. g-grounded out for A.Chapman in the 10th.

E—Mattheus (2). LOB—Cleveland 18, Cincinnati 8. 2B—Votto (17), Suarez (4). HR—Suarez (5), off Carrasco. RBIs—Kipnis (38), Lindor (10), Brantley 2 (51), Y.Gomes (14), Votto (44), Suarez (15), Bourgeois (1). CS—B.Hamilton (7). S—R.Perez, Carrasco 2. SF—Kipnis.

Runners left in scoring position—Cleveland 11 (Dav.Murphy, Brantley 2, C.Santana 2, Raburn 2, Kipnis 2, Urshela 2); Cincinnati 6 (Bruce 3, Schumaker, Barnhart, Bourgeois). RISP—Cleveland 3 for 14; Cincinnati 2 for 8.

Runners moved up—Votto. GIDP—Votto.

DP—Cleveland 1 (Kipnis, Lindor, C.Santana).

 

Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Carrasco 6 4 1 1 1 6 73 3.94

B.Shaw H, 12 1 2-3 1 1 1 1 0 26 1.89

Allen BS, 2-21 1 1-3 3 1 1 0 3 21 3.46

Manship 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.84

Rzepcznski W, 2-3 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 8 3.93

McAllister S, 1-1 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 10 3.02

 

Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Cueto 4 4 2 2 6 2 94 2.79

Ju.Diaz 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 6.12

Mattheus 1-3 1 1 0 1 0 20 4.38

M.Parra 1 2-3 2 0 0 1 0 31 4.00

Hoover 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.34

A.Chapman 2 2 0 0 1 5 44 1.60

Villarreal L, 1-3 1 4 2 2 1 1 28 5.23

Inherited runners-scored—Allen 2-1, M.Parra 3-1. HBP—by Carrasco (De Jesus Jr.).

Umpires—Home, Carlos Torres; First, Cory Blaser; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Brian O’Nora.

T—4:11. A—36,302 (42,319).