CINCINNATI — Jonathan India drove in Spencer Steyer with a spike that left five defenders on the field and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Friday night.
Steer, who hit his first career home run in the fifth inning in his major league debut, doubled in Alex Colome (2-7) in the top of the ninth.
Steyer took advantage of a wild pitch to advance to third with one out. Jake Fraley intentionally walks and reaches second without the defense trying to stop him.
The Rockies piled in with three defenders on the right side of the infield. India caught their ground ball up the middle and center fielder Garrett Hampson caught it on the grass in front of second base, but was powerless against Steer. India got a special honor.
Fraley tied it 2-2 in the seventh with a home run off Tinelson Lamett. The home run was Fraley’s first in his career as a pinch hitter.
Alexis Diaz (5-2) pitched the ninth for the win.
For the red team, Colombian Donovan Solano is 4-1. Dominican Aristides Aquino 4-0. Cuban Jose Barreiro 4-0.
For the Rockies, Cuban Jose Iglesias is 3-1. Venezuela’s Elias Díaz scored a goal, 3-1.
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