Adams' slam, solo shot in 12th send Braves over Reds 6-5

Ross Houston
June 5, 2017

"My hands had kind of reverted back to where they used to be, and I was trying to get them back to where they need to be".

Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds lock horns in the first of the three-game series tonight. Give me the Braves and the plus money as Atlanta adds to Cincinnati's woes.

In the 12th inning, Adams crushed a 2-1 pitch from Blake Wood (0-4) to the opposite field for his first multi-homer game since June 23, 2014, at Colorado.

Tigers 10, White Sox 1 • Jordan Zimmermann tossed six solid innings and Detroit used four home runs to power past visiting Chicago.

Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz pitched two-hit ball for seven innings and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, five of them called by umpire Mike Winters.


"We're getting it from all spots in the lineup, which is really nice", manager Joe Girardi said.

Adams hit his grand slam in the fifth inning off Scott Feldman.

Reds: RHP Asher Wojciechowski (1-0, 5.63 ERA) starts Monday against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series. He owns a 2.23 ERA against the Reds in his career, over 5 starts. But the big slugger has been slowed by injuries and was hitting.164 with one homer and six RBIs in 18 games.

"This is one of those unique teams where you're never out of a ballgame", manager Bryan Price said. Reds LHP Tony Cingrani and Amir Garrett are on track to be activated from the disabled list within the next few days. He's 2-0 with 10 saves and a 0.98 ERA in 19 appearances for Chicago.

The Reds tied it against Johnson, who blew a save for the fourth time.


"I wish I was still a 'Red Leg, '" Phillips said.

Garrett returns from the disabled list after being sidelined with right hip inflammation, after the 25-year-old rookie completed a Thursday bullpen session with no issues.

Of course, Price also hopes the Reds will have pitchers such as right-handers Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani and left-hander Brandon Finnegan back to help ease the burden.

About time: According to Elias Sports Bureau, as reported by the Reds, before Friday's 3-2, 10-inning win, the Reds had lost 225 consecutive games in which they trailed by more than one run in the ninth inning or later, the major leagues' longest active streak.

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