Reds 5, Tigers 2
In the end, the Tigers will probably regret the “who cares if they hit solo home run strategy.” The three solo shots were the difference in the ballgame as Frazier hit two and Bruce took one against the starter Kyle Ryan (2 GS, 19.1 IP, 3.26 ERA, 5.69 FIP), and then the Reds threw two more on the Tigers pen. The Tigers nabbed a run in the first and an error opened the door to another in the 5th, but they couldn’t put together anything too substantial. They split the games in Detroit and will shift to Cincy with David Price (13 GS, 92.1 IP, 2.44 ERA, 2.89 FIP) going in game one.
The Moment: James McCann nails Billy Hamilton trying to steal.