Reds sweep exhibition series from Tigers

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

Reds hit six home runs in two games

Travis Jankowski singled to drive in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds completed a two-game sweep in exhibition play against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

The 2-1 victory followed a come-from-behind 9-7 victory Tuesday. The Reds and Tigers open the 2020 season at 6:10 p.m. Friday, starting a three-game series and the 60-game season.

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Seven Reds pitchers combined to allow four hits and one earned run Wednesday. Jose De Leon and Brooks Raley each threw two scoreless innings to start the game.

R.J. Alaniz, Matt Bowman and Sal Romano followed with scoreless innings. Joel Kuhnel gave up the tying run in the eighth. Robert Stephenson pitched a perfect ninth.

The Reds took a 1-0 lead on a home run by Matt Davidson in the fourth. It was their sixth home run in the two games.

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