CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds ended the month of June as they often do with a win in impressive comeback fashion.
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Spencer Steer hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning as the Reds beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Friday night at Great American Ball Park.
The game also marked Joey Votto’s 2,000th game as a Cincinnati Red.
He is now fifth in games played in team history.
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Tyler Stephenson’s home run put the Reds up 2-1 in the seventh, tied at 1-1.
The Padres had runners on second and third with one out in the ninth against Cincinnati’s Alexis Diaz. Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2. It was Diaz’s first save in 28 goal chances.
San Diego took advantage 6-4 in the 10th on an RBI single by Fernando Tatis, Jr. and an RBI double by Juan Soto.
With two outs in the bottom of the tenth, Matt McClain singled to center to tie the game at 6-6 to keep the Reds alive.
Gary Sanchez’s single drove in Xander Bogaerts in the 11th inning, and San Diego led 5-4.
Cincinnati started the bottom of the 11th with a runner on second by Jonathan India and Eli De La Cruz’s double to tie the game at 5-5. With two outs, Steer drove a 2-2 pitch over the left-center field wall for the win.
Daniel Duarte got the nod in relief for the Reds while Drew Carlton took the loss for San Diego.
The same two teams are in action Saturday and Sunday at Great American Ball Park.
The first game of both games is at 1:40 PM.