Reds win with dramatic Votto double

Reds win with dramatic Votto double
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CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom’s pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but they couldn’t keep their four-game winning streak going.

With a designated runner on second base in the 10th, Josh Staumont walked Nick Castellanos and Votto doubled off the wall in center.

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Wednesday’s game

Kansas City Royals (7-11, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (8-9, second in the AL Central)

Cincinnati; Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (1-0, .00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Reds: Wade Miley (0-1, 27.00 ERA, 3.60 WHIP, 3 strikeouts)

LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals visit the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

The Reds went 41-40 on their home field in 2019. Cincinnati batted .244 as a team last year and hit 227 total home runs.

The Royals finished 28-53 in road games in 2019. Kansas City averaged 8.4 hits with 3.0 extra base hits per game and 281 total doubles last year.

INJURIES: Reds: Pedro Strop: (groin), Robert Stephenson: (back), Wade Miley: (groin), Matt Bowman: (right elbow), Mike Moustakas: (left quad). Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Randy Rosario: (undisclosed), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Chance Adams: (undisclosed), Bubba Starling: (right forearm), Nick Heath: (left hamstring), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist), Kelvin Gutierrez: (elbow).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.