NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan India drove in two runs with a go-ahead, bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds completed an unlikely comeback, rallying past the New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night.
The Yankees were 49-0 when leading after eight innings and the Reds were 0-48 when trailing after eight before New York closer Clay Holmes (4-1) failed to retire any of the five hitters he faced. Holmes loaded the bases by plunking Tyler Stephenson and allowed an RBI single to Tyler Naquin and heard boos after hitting Kyle Farmer with a pitch.
“I think this is just an outlier,” manager Aaron Boone said of Holmes, whose ERA climbed from 0.46 to 1.37. “We certainly pay attention to it, but I don’t think it was anything more than him being of whack tonight.”
It was the most runs Holmes allowed in a game since joining the Yankees. He had allowed two earned runs in his first 38 games.
“It can’t happen,” Holmes said. “I have to be a little better at making some in-game adjustments.”
Wandy Peralta got two outs and was one strike away when India lined a single into center field to score Farmer and Donovan Solano.
“To get down 0-2 right there in that situation, it takes a big at-bat to win the game and he came through,” Reds manager David Bell said. “He wants to be the guy in those situations.”
Aaron Judge struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth against Alexis Diaz, brother of Mets closer Edwin Diaz. The Reds reliever got a double play from Gleyber Torres to finish his third career save.
“It’s really emotional, especially the kind of ninth inning that we had today,” Diaz said through a translator.
The Reds won their season-high fifth straight game and pulled off their fifth win in the ninth inning…