Christian Encarnacion pushes the final race and Alexis Diaz scores the victory

Christian Encarnacion pushes the final race and Alexis Diaz scores the victory

Nick Martini came off the bench to hit a game-tying three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Puerto Rican Christian Encarnacion-Strand drove in Elly De La Cruz in the ninth inning so the Cincinnati Reds came from behind to win 7-6 over the Seattle Marinersleaders of the American League West.

Julio Rodriguez hit two home runs for the Mariners (77-61), who have lost three in a row for the first time since Aug. 12-14.

De La Cruz opened the ninth with an infield hit, stole second and scored on a sliding header off Encarnacion-Strand’s single to right field.

The comeback victory was the 44th of the season for the Reds (73-68), the leader in the Major Leagues in that regard.

The Puerto Rican Alexis Diaz (8-4) pitched the ninth inning to take the victory. Andres Munoz (3-7) took the loss.

The Reds overcame four RBIs from Rodriguez and Teoscar Hernandez’s two-run homer in the first inning for their fourth win in their last five games.

Hernandez’s home run was the sixth in his last 10 games and extended his season-high hitting streak to 14 games, one short of matching Rodriguez’s team’s season-high 15-game streak. , who was arrested on Sunday.

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