Reds earn season-series split with Red Sox

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September 21, 2022;  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA;  Cincinnati Reds quarterback Stewart Fairchild (57) scores against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Great American Ball Park.  Mandatory credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan India broke the tie with a single in the fifth inning and finished off with two RBI teams as the Cincinnati Reds beat the visiting Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Wednesday.

Kyle Farmer also got a 0-for-18 bobsled with a single compound single stroke to finish fifth in Cincinnati from three runs which made start winner Chase Anderson (2-3).

Anderson held the Red Sox one run in three strokes over five runs, hit four and didn’t walk with nothing.

Three Reds managed to cut the difference to Alexis Diaz, who entered by one game in ninth place after singles Rafael Devers and Xander Bogarts. Diaz sent forward Alex Verdugo and at the end of the match started 1-6-3 double play to score his eighth save in 12 chances.

The win secured part of Cincinnati’s four-game streak of the season, which also ended an eight-game losing streak at home to the Red Sox. Cincinnati’s last home win came against Boston on June 13, 2008.

Against Boston’s Conor Siebold (0-3), India gave the Reds a 1-0 lead in the third game scored by Stuart Fairchild.

The Red Sox responded in the fourth when the Devers and Bogaerts opened with singles. Alex Verdugo raised the sacrifice fly to the middle for Devers to score and tie the match. However, Anderson settled down to hit JD Martinez before the Bogaerts were caught stealing to end the rally.

In Cincinnati’s game five, Fairchild singled out one and went to second on the wilds course from Siebold. TJ Friedl walked before India took the center stage, knocking at Fairchild to take a 2-1 lead with Friedl finishing third.

India stole second place ahead of Farmer’s second-half strike.

Donovan Solano got straight into the middle with two wins in eighth against Franklin German to extend Cincinnati’s lead to 5-1.

Seabold yielded four runs in six strokes in five innings. He fanned four and walked one.

A four-game win would match Cincinnati’s biggest win over Boston in 24 games ever. The Reds won the fifth game of the 1975 World Championship 6-2 at home at Riverfront Stadium.

-Med Level Media

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