Fans who were celebrating Star Wars weekend at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati got free baseball Sunday when Todd Frazier's 10th inning double helped Chris Heisey score from first to give the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 walk-off win over the NL Central leader Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers struck first just two batters into the game. Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon allowed a solo home run off the bat of Scooter Gennett, his second of the year. Milwaukee added a run in the third from an RBI single by Jonathan Lucroy to push the lead to two.
Both teams traded runs in the fourth as well. Khris Davis hit his fourth home run of the year, a solo shot to right center field and Todd Frazier plated Brandon Phillips with a sacrifice fly to right to make the score 3-2.
Cincinnati had opportunities to tie the game. In the sixth they had the bases loaded with one out, however Frazier grounded into a double play to end the threat and the inning. Luckily in the eighth Phillips, who was honored for his Rawlings Gold Glove season last year, tied the ball game at three after smacking his second home run of the year over the center field wall.
The Reds threatened in the ninth when they had runners on second and third with two outs but failed to bring home the game-winning run.
Heading to extras, the Brewers looked like they had a good start when Khris Davis doubled off of Sam LeCure to begin the inning but they failed to bring him around. Tyler Thornburg took the mound for Milwaukee and after allowing a two out walk to Chris Heisey, Frazier saw a 2-0 fastball which he lined down into the left field corner allowing Heisey to score from first.
The win helped the Reds take three of four from the division leader and bring them within five and a half games of first place. They will have an off day Monday before heading to Boston to take on the Red Sox for a two game series.
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