Cincinnati Reds

Reds get 8th inning home run to extend winning streak to 11 games, longest since 1957

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds got an eighth-inning home run to extend the majors’ longest winning streak to 11 games in a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

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Jake Fraley hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with one out in the eighth inning as the Reds sweep the Rockies.

Rookie Elly De La Cruz hit a bloop to left field that fell for a double against Daniel Bard. Fraley hit the next pitch over the right field wall.

Cincinnati has now 11 straight games and five consecutive series overall. Their winning streak is the club’s longest since 1957 when they won 12 straight.

The Reds trailed Colorado 3-0 after four innings on three solo home runs off rookie Andrew Abbott. Brenton Doyle led off the game for the Rockies with a home run and Eiehuris Montero added another in the second while Randal Grichuck solo shot in the fourth put them up, 3-0.

The Reds scored three times in the fifth to tie the game on Luke Maile’s bases-loaded two-run single and T.J. Friedl tied it with a single.

Abbott pitched six innings and struck out 10. Ian Gibault pitched around a leadoff single in the eighth inning for his eighth win of the season. Buck Farmer finished the game in the ninth for his second save of the season.

Cincinnati improves to 40-35 overall and leads Milwaukee by a game and a half in the NL Central.

The Reds are off Thursday and begin a weekend series hosting Atlanta on Friday at 6:40 p.m.