It only counted for one game in the standings. But, to Shin-Soo Choo at least, the Reds 3-2, 11-inning victory over the San Francisco Giants was worth a bit more. The game ended on Choo's RBI single that scored Todd Frazier four hours and 32 minutes after it started. "It's always good to win one like this, especially against a good team," Choo said. "We used all our bullpen, all the bench players. We got a day game tomorrow. It feels like more than one game." It was the Reds' eighth walk-off victory of the year. Choo's hit came off left-hander Javier Lopez. Choo was hitting .152 off lefties coming into the night. "My numbers aren't good off left-handers," Choo said. "I work on it everyday. I talked to (Jay) Bruce and (Joey) Votto. They had more experience against Lopez. I got some good information." The win means the Reds have clinched the four-game series by winning the first three. They had lost four straight series. The Reds are 7-7 in extra-inning games. Todd Frazier led off the 11th with a walk. Chris Heisey sacrificed him to second. The Giants intentionally walked Devin Mesoraco. The Reds sent Ryan Hanigan up as a pinch-hitter for the first time this year. He flied to shallow right. Choo swung through the first pitch, then lined a bullet into right to end it. It was the first run Lopez had allowed in 22 appearances. A sellout crowd of 40,757 witnessed it at Great American Ball Park. It was the ninth sellout of the year for the Reds. That means LaRosa's better stock up on dough. Aroldis Chapman struck out the first batter in the ninth for strikeout No. 11 for the Reds on the night -- thus free pizza.
Reds win third straight against Giants
Cincinnati Enquirer | Jul 4