Dominican rookie Elly De La Cruz and Jake Fraley towed runs in a three-hit 10th inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
It was the eighth straight win for Cincinnati, which has the longest active streak in the majors and the longest for the team since winning 10 in a row in July 2012.
Nick Senzel started the 10th as an automatic runner at second and went to third on TJ Friedl’s sacrifice bunt. The Reds went in front when Senzel scored on third baseman Alex Bregman’s error when he flied a throw to first.
Seth Martinez (1-3) struck out Jonathan India before De La Cruz’s producing single that put the board 8-6. Fraley hit a driving roller that extended the lead.
Bregman cut the deficit to 9-7 with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth, but Alex Young retired Kyle Tucker for his first save.
For the Reds, Dominican De La Cruz was 5-2, one run scored and one driven in.
For the Astros, the Honduran Mauricio Dubón, 6-1. Dominicans Yainer Díaz (5-3, 1 RBI) and Jeremy Peña (4-0). Cuban José Abreu is 5-0.