Reds score seven runs in ninth to top Indians

Cleveland Indians chalk up meltdown to bullpen miscommunication

Otero allowed a bases-clearing double to Votto then a walk and a single before the inning ended with Cincinnati up 7-4.

But the Indians fell apart, giving up seven runs to the Reds in the top of the inning thanks, in large part, to a miscommunication between manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis. He requested "OP" - Oliver Perez - and it was understood as "OT" and Otero was told to warm up in the bullpen.

Trevor Bauer dominated the Reds for eight innings tonight.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game, Francona wanted to make a pitching change and bring in left-handed reliever Oliver Perez to face lefty Reds slugger Joey Votto.

"When I saw O-T coming through the gate, it's not that I don't think he can pitch, but it just wasn't the guy I was expecting", Francona said. "I know Carl is beating himself up right now, but that one lands on me".

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Bauer was brilliant, striking out 12 over eight scoreless innings in his first appearance since being named to the All-Star team for the first time.

"I made the mistake. It's not that O-T can't get the job done, but it probably wasn't the best matchup". "I've got to be responsible for that". Adam Duvall also doubled home two in the ninth, while Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez each hit an RBI single. The Reds were up 7-4, that would hold through the bottom of the ninth and Cincinnati won.

As Francona explained after the game, the mishap occurred when he called the bullpen to start warming up the next reliever. Raisel Iglesias worked the ninth for his second save in two nights and his 19th of the season.

Regardless of where the blame was placed, the end result was a stirring comeback win for the Reds and a night to forget for the Indians.

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