Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Indians allow 7 runs in 9th, lose to Reds

Indians allow 7 runs in 9th, lose to Reds

Suddenly a 4-0 Tribe lead was down to 4-3 with the bases loaded, two down, and Reds left-handed slugger Joey Votto due up.

The Cleveland Indians were in pretty good shape entering the ninth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

"I said OP and Carl thought I said OT", Francona told Cleveland.com.

Allen hit a batter to lead off the ninth, then allowed two singles and a double that pulled the Reds within 4-3.

Indians manager Terry Francona wanted Oliver Perez to face Votto in a lefty-lefty matchup, but there was a miscommunication.

"When I saw OT coming through the gate - and again, it's not that I don't think he can pitch - just not the guy I was expecting", Francona said, via The Athletic's C. Trent Rosecrans. "I know Carl's beating himself up right now, but that one lands on me".

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Bauer was brilliant, striking out 12 over eight scoreless innings in his first appearance since being named to the All-Star team for the first time. Sonny Gray, who has registered a 5.85 ERA so far this season, will take the mound for NY while Dylan Bundy is set to start for the Orioles. "I need you to just get outs".

Said Willis: "I made the mistake".

Adam Duvall also doubled in a pair in the ninth, while Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez had RBI singles off Allen. Cincinnati scored all seven of its runs during the ninth inning of a 7-4 win.

"Bauer was a handful for us and we ended up scoring all of our runs when he exited the game", Votto said.

Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman earned his 700th career win, but was unaware of it until after the game.

For the Cleveland Indians, the 7-4 loss to Reds Tuesday night may have been the most painful of the season.

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