July 17, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) reacts after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park. Image: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Joc Pederson scored twice in the 10th inning two rounds as the visiting San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 in a suspended game finale Monday for their sixth straight win.
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Following a weather delay of one hour, 55 minutes of heavy rain and thunderstorms, Monday’s suspended game resumed in the top eight with a draw, 2-2.
Pederson doubled home free runners Brett Wisely and Michael Conforto to become the run-scoring fielder’s choice to score Pederson to give San Francisco a two-run lead against Ian Gibaut (8-2), Cincinnati’s fifth reliever in the game.
Elly De La Cruz made her move in the ninth against sub reliever and winner Tyler Rogers (3-4) and stole second after an out call was overturned by a replay.
But before his next pitch, Rogers picked De La Cruz, who was caught between second and third for the first. Rogers retired his next two batters to send the game to 10th.
Camilo Doval retired all three faced hitters in 10th for his MLB-leading 29th save in 31 chances.
The Giants had a golden opportunity with runners and finished second and third with a touchdown in eighth. But reliever Lucas Sims entered the game and attacked Lamont Wade, Jr. and Mike Yastrzemski for dealing with traffic jams.
Jonathan India hit a homer and lost three times out of the cycle for the Reds, who lost for the fifth game in a row and for the sixth time in seven games.
Suspended games restarted 90 minutes before their regularly scheduled match on Tuesday.
Giant starter Logan Webb held off the Reds to a pair of solo home runs and four hits over seven innings, shooting only 86 in the process.
It was San Francisco’s 14th straight game in which their starter allowed three or fewer runs.
Austin Slater and Wilmer Flores tied for homers from Cincinnati starter Brandon Williamson. Slater’s traveled about 442 feet from the electrical pile at center right to open the third.
The game also marked the MLB debut of highly touted Cincinnati prospect Christian Encarnacion-Strand. The rookie, batting seventh and serving as the designated hitter, flew right on his first at bat to end the second inning and finish 0-for-3.
–Field Level Media