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Frazier lifts Reds over Brewers 4-3 in 10 innings

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm •  Published: May 4, 2014
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier got a second opportunity and made the most of it.

Chris Heisey scored from first base on Frazier's 10th-inning double into the left-field corner, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Sunday.

Frazier's soft line drive resulted in an inning-ending double play in sixth, when the Reds had loaded the bases against Kyle Lohse.

"Fortunately, I got another chance," Frazier said. "The best thing about baseball is you get another chance tomorrow. This time, I only wanted three innings."

Heisey drew a two-out, four-pitch walk from Tyler Thornburgh (3-1), and Frazier followed with a line drive that one-hopped the wall. Heisey beat shortstop Jean Segura's off-target relay to the plate to give the Reds three wins in their four-game series against the team with the majors' best record at 21-11.

"Heisey grinded out a walk and then had to bust it," Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. "They played the ball perfectly."

Third base coach Steve Smith had been criticized by some for having runners thrown out at home several times this season.

"I'm not known for my eagle eye at the plate. The key is not to get caught up in the moment and swing at bad pitches" said Heisey, who was inserted into the starting lineup when Jay Bruce was scratched with a sore left knee. "Any time the ball is down the line or in the gap, I'm thinking of scoring."

Brandon Phillips greeted reliever Brandon Kintzler with a tying 425-foot homer to center with one out in the eighth, Phillips' second homer this season and first since April 5.

Sam LeCure (1-1) pitched the 10th for the win.

Lohse allowed a season-high eight hits, including Brayan Pena's home run. Lohse lasted 6 1-3 innings, giving up two runs with one walk and two strikeouts.

"It was a weird outing for me," Lohse said. "They did a good job mixing it up. At first, they were super aggressive. I tried to use that, and they starting taking. They made me work for the outs that I got."

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