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Reds outlast Nationals on Frazier's home run in 15th

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WASHINGTON -- The Cincinnati Reds twice extended Monday night's extra-inning affair against the Washington Nationals with their gloves.

Todd Frazier finally won it for them with his bat.

Frazier's two-run homer in the 15th inning lifted the Reds past the Nationals 4-3.

Brandon Phillips singled off Ross Detwiler (0-2) to open the inning and, with one out, Frazier launched a drive to center.

"I [wanted] to drive something. I had two good at-bats before that. It's crazy how the game goes," Frazier said. "You're 0 for 3 and then you get three more at-bats in extra innings and you go 3 for 3. So it's like a whole new game and I got a ball up, elevated and tried to drive it."

The Reds twice made two-out diving catches that prevented the winning run from scoring.

Phillips robbed Wilson Ramos behind second base with a runner on third to end the 11th.

In the 14th, Billy Hamilton got a great jump and made a diving grab in right center of Anthony Rendon's liner with a man on second.

"I knew if I was going to get it, I had to go right away," Hamilton said. "If I hesitated one little step, it would have been down."

Logan Ondrusek (1-2) worked two innings, allowing an RBI single to Greg Dobbs in the bottom of the 15th before getting Danny Espinosa to fly out to deep right to end the 4-hour, 58-minute game.

"That was just a total grind, every player on the team played some sort of role in that game, and the defense was phenomenal," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Frazier's home run also ended a 27 2/3 innings scoreless streak by the Nationals' bullpen.

"Bad execution, bad pitch selection, pretty much bad all the way around," Detwiler said.

Washington trailed 2-1 when Espinosa doubled to left off Aroldis Chapman to start the ninth. He advanced to third on a fly to deep left-center by Kevin Frandsen and scored on pinch-hitter Scott Hairston's fly to deep left.

That rally cost Reds starter Mike Leake his first victory since April 15.

Monday night was the first meeting between Leake and Stephen Strasburg, youth league teammates in San Diego and 2009 first-round draft choices, with Strasburg going first overall and Leake eighth.

Leake, who left with a 2-1 lead, saw the bullpen blow its third save in games he has left with the lead. He gave up a run and seven hits, and is 0-1 with 1.82 ERA in four starts in May.

Strasburg went seven innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He walked only one, but hit two batters, both of whom scored.

Both teams had their share of chances. The Reds were 2 for 24 with runners in scoring position, and the Nationals were 2 for 18.

"All you can do is hit and sometimes you wish you could steer it after you hit it, but that doesn't happen," Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

The Reds were without first baseman Joey Votto (strained left quadriceps), who is rehabbing in Cincinnati, for the fourth consecutive game.

Trailing 2-0, Washington finally got to Leake in the seventh. Nate McLouth singled with one out and took second on a wild pitch. With two outs, Denard Span singled to right, scoring McLouth and ending Leake's night after 110 pitches.

The Reds used their legs to take a 1-0 lead in the fourth.

Frazier was hit by a pitch with one out and went to third on Brayan Pena's single. With Chris Heisey at the plate, Ramos blocked a pitch by Strasburg in the dirt and Pena broke for second. Frazier dashed home when Ramos threw to second and second baseman Espinosa's only play was on Pena, who was tagged out.

The Reds made it 2-0 in the fifth. Zack Cozart was hit on the arm by a fastball from Strasburg. On a hit-and-run play, Hamilton singled him to third and Cozart scored on a single by Skip Schumaker.

Notes

Reds C Devin Mesoraco, in his 191st major-league game, hit cleanup for the first time. ... Nationals manager Matt Williams said rookie RHP Blake Treinen will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse to make LHP Gio Gonzalez's scheduled start Thursday in Pittsburgh. Gonzalez (left shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day DL on Sunday. Treinen has made four appearances, including one start, for Washington. ... Williams said 1B Adam LaRoche (right quad strain) took pregame grounders for the first time since going on the DL on May 10.. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto (4-2, 1.25) opposes Doug Fister (0-1, 4.76) on Tuesday.

 
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Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton makes a diving catch of Anthony Rendon's line drive to end the bottom of the 14th inning.  (USATSI)
Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton makes a diving catch of Anthony Rendon's line drive to end the bottom of the 14th inning. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

T. Frazier
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Washington

D. Span
AB 7
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Billy Hamilton, CF6020131 .260
Skip Schumaker, RF6021112 .233
Brandon Phillips, 2B7110015 .276
Devin Mesoraco, C6000105 .450
Todd Frazier, 3B6232000 .268
Brayan Pena, 1B4010001 .261
   Neftali Soto, 1B3000013 .111
Chris Heisey, LF6030122 .236
Zack Cozart, SS5110105 .206
Mike Leake, P2000010 .143
   Sam LeCure, P0000000 .000
   Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
   a-Roger Bernadina, PH1000001 .128
   Aroldis Chapman, P0000000 .000
   b-Ryan Ludwick, PH1000012 .246
   Manny Parra, P0000000 .000
   J.J. Hoover, P0000000 .000
   c-Ramon Santiago, PH0000000 .192
   Logan Ondrusek, P1000012 .000
Totals544133511  
a-grounded out for Broxton in the 9th
b-struck out for Chapman in the 11th
c-hit a sacrifice bunt for Hoover in the 14th
Batting
2B - Skip Schumaker (2, Strasburg), Chris Heisey 3 (7, Strasburg)
HR - Todd Frazier (8, Detwiler)
SH - Mike Leake (2), Ramon Santiago (1)
RBI - Skip Schumaker (6), Todd Frazier 2 (23)
SB - Billy Hamilton (16, 2nd base off Strasburg/Ramos), Skip Schumaker (1, 2nd base off Soriano/Ramos)
CS - Billy Hamilton (6, )
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Skip Schumaker 1
E - Zack Cozart (2, Throwing), Todd Frazier (5, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mike Leake 6.2711140 2.91
Sam LeCure (H,6) 0.1000000 1.50
Jonathan Broxton (H,1) 1100000 0.82
Aroldis Chapman (BS,1) 2111020 3.60
Manny Parra 1100010 5.74
J.J. Hoover 2000210 7.47
Logan Ondrusek (W,1-2) 2311010 5.40
WP - Mike Leake (1)
HBP - Espinosa (by Mike Leake)
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 110-70, Sam LeCure 5-3, Jonathan Broxton 13-9, Aroldis Chapman 29-17, Manny Parra 11-8, J.J. Hoover 29-16, Logan Ondrusek 21-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 9-6, Sam LeCure 1-0, Jonathan Broxton 1-2, J.J. Hoover 1-4, Logan Ondrusek 2-3
Batters Faced - Mike Leake 28, Sam LeCure 1, Jonathan Broxton 4, Aroldis Chapman 7, Manny Parra 4, J.J. Hoover 8, Logan Ondrusek 9
Washington Nationals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Denard Span, CF7021011 .239
Anthony Rendon, 3B6010114 .271
Jayson Werth, RF6110103 .291
Wilson Ramos, C7000014 .167
Ian Desmond, SS7020021 .237
Greg Dobbs, 1B7021002 .190
Danny Espinosa, 2B6120022 .226
Nate McLouth, LF3110012 .125
   a-Kevin Frandsen, PH-LF3010002 .254
Stephen Strasburg, P2010002 .063
   b-Zach Walters, PH1000001 .185
   Ryan Mattheus, P0000000 .000
   c-Scott Hairston, PH0001000 .444
   Rafael Soriano, P0000000 .000
   Drew Storen, P0000000 .000
   Tyler Clippard, P0000000 .000
   d-Tyler Moore, PH0000100 .204
   Aaron Barrett, P0000000 .000
   e-Jose Lobaton, PH1000011 .238
   Ross Detwiler, P0000000 .000
Totals56313339  
a-flied out for McLouth in the 9th
b-flied out for Strasburg in the 7th
c-hit a sacrifice fly for Mattheus in the 9th
d-walked for Clippard in the 12th
e-struck out for Barrett in the 14th
Batting
2B - Jayson Werth (8, Ondrusek), Ian Desmond (6, Leake), Greg Dobbs (1, Leake), Danny Espinosa (6, Chapman), Kevin Frandsen (4, Ondrusek)
SF - Scott Hairston (1)
RBI - Denard Span (8), Greg Dobbs (1), Scott Hairston (2)
2-OUT RBI - Denard Span (5), Greg Dobbs (1)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Rendon-Espinosa-Dobbs
E - Jayson Werth (3, Dropped fly)
PB - Wilson Ramos (1)
Washington Nationals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Stephen Strasburg 7622140 3.38
Ryan Mattheus 2100000 0.00
Rafael Soriano 1000110 0.95
Drew Storen 1100120 1.17
Tyler Clippard 1000010 1.77
Aaron Barrett 2200120 0.53
Ross Detwiler (L,0-2) 1322111 4.50
IBB - Cozart by Ross Detwiler
WP - Stephen Strasburg (3), Drew Storen (1)
HBP - Frazier (by Stephen Strasburg)
Pitches-Strikes - Stephen Strasburg 96-64, Ryan Mattheus 22-16, Rafael Soriano 16-9, Drew Storen 18-10, Tyler Clippard 15-11, Aaron Barrett 26-17, Ross Detwiler 21-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Stephen Strasburg 8-8, Ryan Mattheus 3-3, Rafael Soriano 1-1, Tyler Clippard 1-1, Aaron Barrett 3-0
Batters Faced - Stephen Strasburg 29, Ryan Mattheus 7, Rafael Soriano 4, Drew Storen 5, Tyler Clippard 3, Aaron Barrett 8, Ross Detwiler 7
Game Information
Attendance - 24505
Game Time - 4:58
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Al Porter, Third Base - Joe West