Cincinnati Reds Power Past Detroit Tigers, 5-2

By Sean Couch

Jun 16, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Reds third baseman

Todd Frazier

(21) receives congratulations from designated hitter

Jay Bruce

(32) after he hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

61. 2. 63. . 5

W: Michael Lorenzen (2-2, 3.70)

L: Kyle Ryan (1-1, 3.26)

SV: Aroldis Chapman (14)

After only collecting two hits last night against the Detroit Tigers, the Cincinnati Reds’ power was on full display on Tuesday as they played long ball and hit three home runs.

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The Tigers got off to a quick start tonight when Anthony Gose hit a double off of rookie starter Michael Lorenzen, and was driven in by Miguel Cabrera. But Lorenzen quickly settled down and only gave up one more run (an unearned run) and went six innings.

It looked like the Reds might not collect many more hits than they did yesterday, as their offense got off to a slow start and only had one hit in the first four innings against Kyle Ryan and the Tigers. But the top of the fifth inning featured back to back home runs by Todd Frazier (his nineteenth of the year) and Jay Bruce (his tenth of the year).

And Frazier wasn’t done there, as he hit his twentieth home run in his next at-bat, putting him only behind Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton for most home runs this year.

The Reds were able to tack on two more runs, on an RBI single from Billy Hamilton and a defensive error from the Tigers, making the final score 5-2.

Other Notes:

• Hamilton struggled on the base paths tonight, as he was caught stealing and picked off.
• The Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen performed very well tonight, with Ryan Mattheus and J.J. Hoover both pitching perfect innings.
Aroldis Chapman struck out the side to end the game and hit 103 mph.

Up Next:  Tomorrow night will feature a very exciting pitcher’s duel when Johnny Cueto faces David Price at 7:10 pm EST at Great American Ball Park.

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