Cincinnati Reds right fielder Phillip Ervin, front, is doused with an ice bath by pitcher Sal Romano, left, after their 13-10 win in a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Chicago. Ervin hit a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning and had four RBIs in his first major league start.
Photo: AP Photo/David Banks
Photo: AP Photo/David Banks

Reds score big in 13-10 win over Cubs

The Reds’ 13-10 win over the Cubs on Thursday had no shortage of fireworks.

  • Cincinnati scored nine runs in an inning for the first time since tagging Detroit for 10 runs in the sixth inning of a 12-5 win on Aug. 24, 2015.
  • The Reds blew a nine-run lead. The team last did that on Aug. 25, 2010, at San Francisco; a game it also rallied to win, 12-11. Cincinnati also blew such a lead on April 28, 2004, losing to Milwaukee 10-9.
  • Outfielder Phillip Ervin fell a triple shy of the cycle in his first ever start (fifth career game). He’s homered in back-to-back days.
  • Ervin and Eugenio Suarez were the first Reds teammates to record two hits in an inning since Steve Selsky and Tucker Barnhard did so last Sept. 26 in St. Louis.
  • Cincinnati gave up six homers, tying a season high (June 29 against Milwaukee). It’s served up 205 long balls on the year.
  • The Reds’ team ERA is 5.30, worst in the majors by a large margin (Braves are second-worst at 4.77).
  • Starter Scott Feldman gave up four home runs in an inning, tying a team record for most in a frame. He saw five balls leave the yard total, also tying a team-high mark.

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