Nick Senzel’s heroism helps Reds complete sweep of Nationals – News Block

Nick Senzel made a game-saving catch in the ninth inning and then hit a two-run home run in the tenth on the road. cincinnati reds came from behind to win 5-4 over the washington nationals Thursday to complete a four-game sweep

Cincinnati has won five in a row and 20 of 24. The reds they are 14-1 in their last 15 road games

He reds extended his home run streak to 20 games, one behind the franchise record of 21, set in 1956

With the score tied, Washington’s Riley Adams doubled to right-center field with one out in the ninth off Tony Santillan, but Senzel made a jumping catch off the wall in right-hand corner of CJ Abrams for the second out before Alex Call went out with a fly out.

In the tenth, with Tyler Stephenson starting at second, Senzel homered to left center on a fastball off Hunter Harvey’s first pitch (3-4).

Santillan (1-0) pitched one inning and Alexis Diaz worked an eventful tenth for his 25th save.

Call went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Lane Thomas’ single to make it 5–4. Jeimer Candelario was hit by a pitch and Luis Garcia pinch-ran. After Dominic Smith struck out, Corey Dickerson grounded out, bringing the runners forward, but Keibert Ruiz flied out to finish.

Call hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to kick off Nationals a 3-2 lead, but the reds tied it in the eighth when Will Benson doubled and scored on Joey Votto’s pinch single

Adams had three hits for Washington and Thomas had two hits and three RBIs.

He reds opened up a 1-0 lead in the third. Benson walked and then scored on Kevin Newman’s single

Abrams reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second with two outs in the fifth inning for Washington. Call was walked, and after a double steal, Thomas followed with a single to left field, scoring both runners to kick off the game. Nationals a 2-1 lead

TJ Friedl walked for Cincinnati leading off the sixth and Matt McLain was hit by a pitch. With two outs, Elly De La Cruz doubled. Friedl scored, but McLain was waived at home by Abrams’ relief pitch, and the game was tied 2–2.

The game was delayed an hour and 43 minutes by rain in the second inning.

–Field level media

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