Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds beat Yanks, take series, will go for sweep

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Reds 3 Yankees 2 

Andrew Abbott tossed a shutout into the 7th. Noevli Marte and Stuart Fairchild played longball. The bullpen held off the Yankees late for a series win. The Reds led 3-0 into the 7th before the Yankees struck for two runs. 

It was a stand and pace type of 9th inning after Alexis Diaz walked the leadoff batter in a 10 pitch at-bat. But he bounced back with a DP and then a fly out of Juan Soto to end it. 

It’s their first series win since June 6-9 vs Cubs. Their first time winning back-to-back games in 17 games (June 12-14). That's back to back one run wins.

Home plate umpire Jim Wolf will not want to see his game report card. Man. 

The Reds have not trailed in the series. They will go for the series sweep Thursday afternoon. Reds starting pitchers have limited the Yankees to one extra base hit over 11.1 innings in the series.

Abbott: 6.1, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 98 pitches/60 strikes. Took a 2-hit shutout to the 7th at 90 pitches. A 1-out 2B ended his night. Battled Yankees hitters and a comical strike zone. Got squeezed on a full count ball to Juan Soto that extended his 3rd by 12 pitches. That’s 2 runs or fewer allowed in 12 of 17 starts. ERA 

Offense: 3H, 2 HR, 3 BB, 13 K. That 8 hits in the first two games of the series. 4 HR. 

Marte: HR snapped 0 for 16….exit velocity 111.5 mph. Sweet running catch in foul territory down the left field line with a man on in the 8th.

Stuart Fairchild: HR. Entered 27 for 87 (.310) vs LHP. 
Jonathan India: BB. On base in 14 straight games. 

Elly: SB (41) 

Santiago Espinal: 10 pitch flyout in 2nd. 


7th: Cruz entered 1-out, runner on 2nd. Issued a BB and 2-R 2B to Anthony Volpe, who was mired in an 0 for 17/3 for 32 skid. He’d allowed 5 of 30 inherited runners to score to start the night. Got Aaron Judge to hit into a 5-4-3 DP to escape further damage and preserve the lead. 0.1 IN, H, 2 BB, R, 13 pitches/5 strikes. 

8th: Sims walked leadoff batter. Left w/ 2 on, 2 out.

8th: Wilson came on w/ 2 on, 2 out, K Grisham on 3 pitches. 

9th: Diaz 10 pitch BB after getting ahead 0-2 to the leadoff batter. Got Volpe to roll into DP. Soto FO. 

How they scored:
2nd: Marte HR (1), 2-0 Reds 
5th: Fairchild HR (5) 3-0 Reds

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