The Cincinnati Reds used a little walk-off magic to snap a three-game losing streak Tuesday night defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-3.
Todd Frazier started the evening's scoring with a two-out two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. The homer tied Bryce Harper with most home runs in the National League with 11.
The Braves answered with two runs against Anthony Descalfani in the third tying the game 2-2, and taking the lead in the fourth inning with a Nick Markakis RBI double to pull ahead by one.
The score stayed 3-2 until the seventh. Brayan Pena led-off the inning with a double. Zach Cozart attempted to bunt Pena over but Braves' pitcher Mike Foltynewicz air-mailed the second baseman and ending up in centerfield. Billy Hamilton was able to successfully advance the base runners on a bunt and Marlon Byrd scored Pena the next at-bat with a sacrifice fly to right field, evening the score at 3-3.
The bottom of the ninth began innocently enough. Kristopher Negron struck-out swinging, but Pena once again started the rally. He singled to right field. Rookie pitcher Michael Lorenzen pinch-ran for Pena. Devin Mesoraco, pinch-hitting for Aroldis Chapman who threw a scoreless ninth, hit a double down the left field line. Lorenzen was able to race all the way around the bases or the game-winning run.
Descalfani went six innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. J.J. Hoover, Jumbo Diaz and Aroldis Chapman all threw one shutout inning.
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