CINCINNATI (AP) - Zack Cozart had three hits and drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and Joey Votto followed with a bases-loaded single that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a Monday opener matching the majors' two worst teams from last season.
The Reds scored five times in the eighth against Philadelphia's work-in-progress bullpen. Jay Bruce completed the rally with a two-run double in front of 43,683 fans, the largest regular-season crowd in Great American Ball Park history.
Both teams plunged into a major rebuilding last season, when the Phillies had the worst record in the majors at 63-99 and the Reds were second-worst, only one game better. The Reds' late rally gave them a pleasant start to the new season.