CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. slapped a bases-loaded single past a drawn-in infield in the ninth to give the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Not only did the Reds avoid a series sweep, but they also snapped a 10-game losing streak at Great American Ball Park. That’s the Reds’ longest home losing streak for the team since losing 11 straight at Riverfront Stadium in April-May 1986. Braves reliever A.J. Minter allowed a single to Tommy Pham before walking Joey Votto and hitting pinch-hitter Jonathan India to load the bases with no outs in the ninth. Almora delivered his base hit past a diving third baseman Austin Riley. Braves starter Charlie Morton allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven innings, and Marcell Ozuna had two home runs.