Blandino's double caps Reds' rally to 5-3 win over White Sox

CINCINNATI (AP) All the Reds needed was one misstep by the White Sox to pull out another comeback win, with Alex Blandino delivering the final hit.

Blandino's double in the eighth inning completed Cincinnati's four-run rally for a 5-3 victory Monday night. Chicago returned to Great American Ball Park for the first time since 2009 and let one slip away with the help of a misplay that changed everything.

''If we secure one out either way ... " White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.

The Reds loaded the bases with one out against Chris Volstad (1-5). Adam Duvall grounded to first baseman Matt Davidson, who was indecisive and wound up failing to get an out.

Davidson intended to step on first and then throw home. He took several steps toward the base and changed his plan, throwing to the plate without stepping on first - too late to get Scooter Gennett sprinting in to score.

''I kind of just rushed myself and made a mistake and didn't touch the base and threw home,'' Davidson said. ''I looked up and saw the runner and forgot about touching first. I just messed up there.''

Billy Hamilton followed with a sacrifice fly that tied it at 3, and Blandino's pinch-hit double put the Reds in position for another comeback win. They've trailed in seven of their last 10 victories.

Blandino has learned to pinch-hit this season. He is 7 for 21 off the bench with four RBIs.

''Pinch-hitting is something I've been working on since spring training,'' he said. ''This is my first time coming off the bench. You're facing the back end of the bullpen. You just try to stay on their best pitch and battle.''

Dylan Floro (3-2) retired two in the eighth. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances.

Until Chicago's bullpen melted down, James Shields was in position to get his first road win since opening day. Chicago has scored three runs or less behind him in 14 of his last 16 starts.

''We were the ballgame all the way up to the end there,'' Shields said. ''Unfortunately, we made a couple mistakes there at the end.''

Scott Schebler connected on Shields' first pitch of the game, but he allowed only three more hits while going 6 2/3 innings.

The White Sox pulled ahead 2-1 in the seventh when Yoan Moncada doubled home the tying run and came around on Yolmer Sanchez's single. Avisail Garcia added his fifth homer in the eighth. Garcia extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games.

Chicago's Jose Abreu went 0 for 3, ending his 19-game hitting streak in interleague play - one shy of Paul Konerko's club record. Abreu fouled a ball off the inside of his left ankle in the sixth inning and left for a pinch hitter in the seventh.

INTERLEAGUE

The White Sox are 3-10 in interleague play this season. The Reds are 7-1 and have won six straight, their best streak in interleague play.

SERIES STUFF

The White Sox have dominated the series with the Reds, going 16-5. They've won 10 of the 13 games in Cincinnati.

RIGGLEMAN'S RECORD

The Reds improved to 34-33 under interim manager Jim Riggleman, who took over on April 19 when Bryan Price was fired after a 3-15 start.

ROAD WOES

Shields won Chicago's season opener at Kansas City and hasn't won on the road since then, largely because of the lack of run support. He's 1-4 on the road this season.

REDS DEAL

The Reds acquired minor league outfielder Lorenzo Cedrola from the Red Sox in exchange for international signing bonus space.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: CF Leury Garcia was out of the lineup a day after he left a game with a jammed finger on his left hand. Renteria said Garcia was available to pinch-hit.

Reds: Homer Bailey makes his fourth rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. In three starts, he has allowed 22 hits and 15 earned runs in 16 innings.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Lucas Giolito (5-7) is 2-3 with a 6.81 ERA in his last seven starts. He has allowed five runs or more three times.

Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (3-1) makes his sixth start since returning from a strained oblique. He has never faced the White Sox.

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  • W: D. Floro (3-2)L: C. Volstad (1-5)S: R. Iglesias (16)
  • HR: CHW - A. Garcia (5), CIN - S. Schebler (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B51210021.224.290.401.6925.0
Y. Sanchez 3B50210002.259.303.408.7116.0
J. Abreu 1B30000011.269.325.469.794-0.5
a- M. Davidson PH-1B20000021.235.345.478.822-1.0
D. Palka LF40000021.232.280.429.710-1.0
A. Garcia RF41211001.277.287.479.7667.0
O. Narvaez C40200001.260.338.354.6923.0
T. Anderson SS40100012.251.312.431.7420.5
A. Engel CF31100011.224.284.314.5981.5
J. Shields P20100000.167.167.167.3331.0
J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Tilson PH10000002.274.333.305.6390.0
C. Volstad P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Santiago P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Abreu in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Avilan in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF31211100.283.357.489.8479.0
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Blandino PH10120000.225.311.283.5944.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Barnhart C30000201.266.349.381.7302.0
J. Votto 1B50000026.295.427.446.873-1.0
S. Gennett 2B31200100.336.377.528.9044.0
E. Suarez 3B31100101.306.391.565.9554.0
J. Winker LF20000100.267.383.388.7711.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Dixon RF10000012.226.273.355.628-0.5
J. Peraza SS31000103.272.316.373.6902.0
L. Castillo P20000010.152.200.182.382-0.5
A. Duvall LF21110000.206.291.397.6883.0
B. Hamilton CF30010011.213.294.298.5930.5
  • a-doubled for Floro in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Moncada 2 (18), Y. Sanchez (15), O. Narvaez (9)
  • HR - A. Garcia (5)
  • SH - A. Engel (4), J. Shields
  • RBI - Y. Moncada (35), Y. Sanchez (37), A. Garcia (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada (12), Y. Sanchez (16)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Schebler (15), A. Blandino (4), E. Suarez (14)
  • HR - S. Schebler (11)
  • SF - B. Hamilton
  • RBI - S. Schebler (33), A. Blandino 2 (8), A. Duvall (50), B. Hamilton (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Blandino 2 (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Sanchez (9)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Schebler (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Shields6.24114314.121.2413.5
J. Minaya0.00001004.111.70-1.0
L. Avilan (H, 6)0.10000004.381.460.0
C. Volstad (L, 1-5) (BS, 1)0.23441105.011.48-12.5
H. Santiago0.10001104.671.64-0.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Shields6.2
J. Minaya0.0
L. Avilan (H, 6)0.1
C. Volstad (L, 1-5) (BS, 1)0.2
H. Santiago0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo6.26110605.531.3817.0
A. Garrett (BS, 2)0.02110002.981.06-3.0
J. Hughes0.22110111.421.08-2.5
D. Floro (W, 3-2)0.21000002.861.416.0
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.00000202.451.0411.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo6.2
A. Garrett (BS, 2)0.0
J. Hughes0.2
D. Floro (W, 3-2)0.2
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 88-49, J. Minaya 4-0, L. Avilan 4-1, C. Volstad 32-20, H. Santiago 13-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 4-13, C. Volstad 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Shields 28, J. Minaya, L. Avilan, C. Volstad 7, H. Santiago 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 101-74, A. Garrett 7-4, J. Hughes 23-15, D. Floro 7-5, R. Iglesias 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 9-6, D. Floro 2-0, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, A. Garrett 2, J. Hughes 4, D. Floro 3, R. Iglesias 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Moncada 2B51210021.224.290.401.6925.0
Y. Sanchez 3B50210002.259.303.408.7116.0
J. Abreu 1B30000011.269.325.469.794-0.5
a- M. Davidson PH-1B20000021.235.345.478.822-1.0
D. Palka LF40000021.232.280.429.710-1.0
A. Garcia RF41211001.277.287.479.7667.0
O. Narvaez C40200001.260.338.354.6923.0
T. Anderson SS40100012.251.312.431.7420.5
A. Engel CF31100011.224.284.314.5981.5
J. Shields P20100000.167.167.167.3331.0
J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Tilson PH10000002.274.333.305.6390.0
C. Volstad P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Santiago P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Abreu in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Avilan in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF31211100.283.357.489.8479.0
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Blandino PH10120000.225.311.283.5944.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Barnhart C30000201.266.349.381.7302.0
J. Votto 1B50000026.295.427.446.873-1.0
S. Gennett 2B31200100.336.377.528.9044.0
E. Suarez 3B31100101.306.391.565.9554.0
J. Winker LF20000100.267.383.388.7711.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Dixon RF10000012.226.273.355.628-0.5
J. Peraza SS31000103.272.316.373.6902.0
L. Castillo P20000010.152.200.182.382-0.5
A. Duvall LF21110000.206.291.397.6883.0
B. Hamilton CF30010011.213.294.298.5930.5
Total3157517510-----
  • a-doubled for Floro in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Moncada 2 (18), Y. Sanchez (15), O. Narvaez (9)
  • HR - A. Garcia (5)
  • SH - A. Engel (4), J. Shields
  • RBI - Y. Moncada (35), Y. Sanchez (37), A. Garcia (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada (12), Y. Sanchez (16)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Schebler (15), A. Blandino (4), E. Suarez (14)
  • HR - S. Schebler (11)
  • SF - B. Hamilton
  • RBI - S. Schebler (33), A. Blandino 2 (8), A. Duvall (50), B. Hamilton (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Blandino 2 (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Sanchez (9)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Schebler (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Shields6.24114314.121.2413.5
J. Minaya0.00001004.111.70-1.0
L. Avilan (H, 6)0.10000004.381.460.0
C. Volstad (L, 1-5) (BS, 1)0.23441105.011.48-12.5
H. Santiago0.10001104.671.64-0.5
Total8.0755751---
PITCHERSIP
J. Shields6.2
J. Minaya0.0
L. Avilan (H, 6)0.1
C. Volstad (L, 1-5) (BS, 1)0.2
H. Santiago0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo6.26110605.531.3817.0
A. Garrett (BS, 2)0.02110002.981.06-3.0
J. Hughes0.22110111.421.08-2.5
D. Floro (W, 3-2)0.21000002.861.416.0
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.00000202.451.0411.0
Total9.01133091---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo6.2
A. Garrett (BS, 2)0.0
J. Hughes0.2
D. Floro (W, 3-2)0.2
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 88-49, J. Minaya 4-0, L. Avilan 4-1, C. Volstad 32-20, H. Santiago 13-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 4-13, C. Volstad 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Shields 28, J. Minaya, L. Avilan, C. Volstad 7, H. Santiago 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 101-74, A. Garrett 7-4, J. Hughes 23-15, D. Floro 7-5, R. Iglesias 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 9-6, D. Floro 2-0, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, A. Garrett 2, J. Hughes 4, D. Floro 3, R. Iglesias 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Blandino doubled to deep right, Peraza and Duvall scored35
    Hamilton hit sacrifice fly to center, Suarez scored, Peraza to third, Duvall to second33
    Duvall reached on fielder's choice to first, Gennett scored, Suarez to third, Peraza to second32
    Garcia homered to right center31
  • 7TH INNING
    Sanchez reached on an infield single to third, Moncada scored21
    Moncada doubled to deep left, Engel scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Schebler homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Hughes Pitching:
    • D. Palka: Foul, Ball, Palka flied out to center
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia homered to right center
    • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Narvaez doubled to deep left
    • Dylan Floro pitching
    • Brandon Dixon in right field
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to center, Narvaez to third
    • A. Engel: Strike looking, Engel hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Anderson to second
    • Charlie Tilson hit for Luis Avilan
    • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Tilson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Volstad pitching
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Gennett singled to right
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Suarez doubled to deep left, Gennett to third
    • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duvall reached on fielder's choice to first, Gennett scored, Suarez to third, Peraza to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton hit sacrifice fly to center, Suarez scored, Peraza to third, Duvall to second
    • Alex Blandino hit for Dylan Floro
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Blandino doubled to deep right, Peraza and Duvall scored
    • Hector Santiago relieved Chris Volstad
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Foul, Engel singled to left
    • J. Shields: Shields hit sacrifice bunt to first, Engel to second
    • Amir Garrett pitching
    • Adam Duvall in left field
    • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Moncada doubled to deep left, Engel scored
    • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez reached on an infield single to third, Moncada scored
    • Matt Davidson hit for Jose Abreu
    • Jared Hughes relieved Amir Garrett
    • M. Davidson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Sanchez stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza flied out to right
    • A. Duvall: Duvall singled to shallow left
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton reached on fielder's choice to first, Duvall out at second
    • S. Schebler: Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Schebler walked, Hamilton to second
    • Juan Minaya relieved James Shields
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked, Hamilton to third, Schebler to second
    • Luis Avilan relieved Juan Minaya
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Abreu: Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
    • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
    • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Garcia singled to left
    • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Narvaez flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gennett grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to third
    • J. Winker: Winker lined out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Engel grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Shields: Strike looking, Strike looking, Shields grounded out to third
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada doubled to right
    • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler doubled to deep right
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart flied out to deep left
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Palka safe at first on right fielder Schebler fielding error
    • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia flied out to deep center
    • O. Narvaez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Narvaez singled to left, Palka to second
    • T. Anderson: Foul, Anderson grounded into fielder's choice to third, Narvaez out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Winker lined out to right
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza flied out to deep center
    • L. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castillo grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
    • J. Shields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Shields singled to left
    • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moncada lined out to center
    • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart lined out to right
    • J. Votto: Votto flied out to left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • E. Suarez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Suarez flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Narvaez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • L. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton popped out to third
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Schebler lined out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
    • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez doubled to shallow left
    • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Abreu popped out to second
    • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Schebler homered to right
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart flied out to left
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Gennett singled to deep right
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Gennett to second
    • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Winker walked, Gennett to third, Suarez to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza popped out to second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)