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Chapman blows save; KC tops Reds in 13

Cincinnati shortstop Eugenio Suarez hits a first inning home run against Kansas City on Tuesday. The Reds lost to the Royals 3-1 in 13 innings. (Photo Courtesy of The Cincinnati Reds)

Cincinnati shortstop Eugenio Suarez hits a first inning home run against Kansas City on Tuesday. The Reds lost to the Royals 3-1 in 13 innings. (Photo Courtesy of The Cincinnati Reds)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bad night from Aroldis Chapman ruined a good start by his fellow Cuban teammate.

Ben Zobrist tied the game with a homer off Chapman in the ninth inning, Jarrod Dyson scored the tie-breaking run from first base on pitcher Ryan Mattheus’ throwing error and the Kansas City Royals went on to a 3-1, 13-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

“I didn’t do anything different,” Chapman said through interpreter Tomas Vera. “It was a bad night. I made a mistake. I don’t like to make excuses. It was a slider up but it was a slow slider.”

Reds starter Raisel Iglesias allowed one runner past second base while scattering three hits and a walk with three strikeouts over seven innings. He extended his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 12, dating to the first inning of his last start on Aug. 12 in San Diego.

It was the rookie’s fourth straight quality start.

“I’ve changed the way I prepare,” Iglesias said, also through Vera. “I have watched how other pitchers attack teams and I do the same thing.”

The concern for the Reds is the number of innings Iglesias, who didn’t pitch much last year after defecting from Cuba where he pitched in relief.

“I’ve changed the way I work out. I’ve been doing more speed work and less power work,” Iglesias said.

Dyson led off the 13th with a single and scored when Mattheus (1-4) threw a sacrifice bunt by Kris Medlen (1-0) down the right field line.

Greg Holland finished for his 27th save.

Zobrist stunned the crowd of 28,719 with by leading off the ninth with his 10th homer of the season. Chapman had converted 56 consecutive save opportunities at home since blowing one against Houston on Sept. 7, 2012.

“The thing about Zobrist is he has command of the strike zone, He didn’t let himself fall behind and he got a pitch up,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “Sometimes you have to tip your hat.”

Lorenzo Cain followed Zobrist with a single and stole second and third while Eric Hosmer was striking out. Cain was ruled safe on the rundown that started with Salvador Perez’s grounder to second baseman Brandon Phillips, but Cain was ruled out after a replay review that lasted just under 3 1-2 minutes.

Eugenio Suarez homered off Kansas City right-hander Edison Volquez with one out in the first, giving Cincinnati a 1-0 lead with his eighth home run of the season.

Volquez, who played for the Reds, allowed four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in six innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Royals: Manager Ned Yost scratched INF Omar Infante from Kansas City’s original starting lineup after Infante developed back spasms. Zobrist was moved from left field to second base and left fielder Dyson got the start in Infante’s slot. Infante is day-to-day, Yost said.

Reds: LHP Sean Marshall is still throwing off a mound every third day as he continues his comeback from shoulder problems, but he’s starting to mix in breaking balls, Price said. “He still has some work ahead of him, but that’s a good sign,” Price said.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (8-7, 5.63) is 4-1 with a 2.30 ERA in eight career interleague starts going into his scheduled appearance on Wednesday at Cincinnati.

Reds: RHP Keyvius Sampson (2-1, 3.18) will take a two-start winning streak into his first career interleague appearance on Wednesday.

WARM HOMECOMING

Many in the crowd gave RHP Johnny Cueto a standing ovation when a scoreboard camera found the former Reds ace in the visitor’s dugout. Cueto was traded to Kansas City on July 26 for three left-handed pitching prospects after spending almost eight full seasons in Cincinnati, capping the run with a 20-win season in 2014.

BUTCHER BOY

Iglesias logged his first career hit in the fifth with Brayan Pena on first and one out. Iglesias, hitless in his first 19 at bats, squared around to bunt, then pulled his bat back and hit a chopper near second. Shortstop Alcides Escobar fielded the ball, but with the defense scrambling to cover the possible bunt, Escobar had nobody to throw to at first base.

 

Royals 3, Reds 1, 13 innings

Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

A.Escobar ss 6 0 3 0 0 0 .270

Zobrist 2b 6 1 2 2 0 1 .284

L.Cain cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .313

Hosmer 1b 5 0 1 0 1 2 .318

S.Perez c 6 0 2 0 0 1 .252

Moustakas 3b 5 0 0 0 1 0 .270

Rios rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .232

J.Dyson lf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .261

Volquez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

b-K.Morales ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .289

C.Young p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500

W.Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

c-Orlando ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .243

K.Herrera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

F.Morales p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Medlen p 0 1 0 0 0 0 —

G.Holland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Totals 46 3 12 2 3 8

 

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Phillips 2b 6 0 1 0 0 0 .284

Suarez ss 6 1 1 1 0 3 .293

Votto 1b 3 0 0 0 3 1 .307

Frazier 3b 6 0 0 0 0 3 .257

Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .242

Byrd lf-cf 5 0 0 0 0 4 .237

B.Pena c 4 0 1 0 1 1 .275

R.Iglesias p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .050

a-De Jesus Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257

Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

A.Chapman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Badenhop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

d-Bourgeois ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205

Ju.Diaz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Schumaker lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206

B.Hamilton cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .226

M.Parra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

e-Barnhart ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259

Mattheus p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Axelrod p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Totals 43 1 5 1 6 16

 

Kansas City 000 000 001 000 2 — 3 12 0

Cincinnati 100 000 000 000 0 — 1 5 1

 

a-grounded out for R.Iglesias in the 7th. b-walked for Madson in the 8th. c-singled for W.Davis in the 10th. d-popped out for Badenhop in the 10th. e-struck out for M.Parra in the 12th.

E—Mattheus (3). LOB—Kansas City 9, Cincinnati 9. 2B—S.Perez (18). HR—Zobrist (10), off A.Chapman; Suarez (8), off Volquez. RBIs—Zobrist 2 (45), Suarez (30). SB—A.Escobar (12), L.Cain 2 (24), J.Dyson (23), B.Hamilton (54). CS—Orlando (2). S—Medlen.

Runners left in scoring position—Kansas City 7 (S.Perez, Moustakas 4, A.Escobar, Rios); Cincinnati 4 (B.Hamilton, Byrd 2, Suarez). RISP—Kansas City 2 for 11; Cincinnati 0 for 4.

Runners moved up—Moustakas, Frazier. GIDP—A.Escobar, L.Cain, J.Dyson, B.Hamilton.

DP—Kansas City 1 (Zobrist, A.Escobar, Hosmer); Cincinnati 3 (Phillips, Suarez, Votto), (Suarez, Phillips, Votto), (Suarez, Phillips, Votto).

 

Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Volquez 6 4 1 1 3 7 112 3.20

Madson 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.37

C.Young 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 3.28

W.Davis 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 1.11

K.Herrera 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 1.99

F.Morales 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2.47

Medlen W, 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 3.18

G.Holland S, 27-31 1 0 0 0 1 2 23 3.82

Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

R.Iglesias 7 3 0 0 1 3 90 4.21

Hoover H, 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 18 1.88

A.Chapman BS, 2-26 1 2 1 1 0 1 19 1.81

Badenhop 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 3.51

Ju.Diaz 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 4.23

M.Parra 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 3.24

Mattheus L, 1-4 0 3 2 1 0 0 20 4.46

Axelrod 1 0 0 0 1 1 27 7.30

Mattheus pitched to 4 batters in the 13th.

Inherited runners-scored—Axelrod 2-0. IBB—off Volquez (Bruce), off Axelrod (Hosmer). HBP—by R.Iglesias (L.Cain). WP—Mattheus.

Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Gabe Morales; Third, Eric Cooper.

T—4:39. A—28,719 (42,319).