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Reds tie team record with 12th straight win with thrilling comeback over Atlanta

CINCINNATI — It was an exciting Friday night for Reds fans at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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The Cincinnati Reds tied a team record by winning their 12th straight game, Major League Baseball’s longest active winning streak.

They did it by beating the Atlanta Braves, 11-10.

In addition, Reds phenom Elly De La Cruz became the first Cincinnati Reds player to hit for the cycle since Eric Davis did it on June 2, 1989.

De La Cruz went 4-for-5, driving in four runs, and scored three times.

The Braves took a 5-0 lead but the Reds came back to tie at 5-5 on a Joey Votto home run in the bottom of the fourth.

Matt Olson hit his first of two home runs of the night in the fifth inning to reclaim the lead, 7-5. But the Reds rallied with four runs in the bottom of the inning.

De La Cruz’s single cut it to 7-6 and Votto hit his second home run to put the Reds ahead, 9-7.

Jonathan India’s RBI single in the sixth increased it to 10-7 and he scored on De La Cruz’s triple.

But Atlanta hit three solo home runs in the eighth to cut it to 11-10.

Reds closer Alexis Diaz walked Eddie Rosario in the ninth but got Orlando Arcia to hit into a double play to win it.

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