Indians allow 7 in 9th, lose to Reds 7-4 after Bauer's gem

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona expected to see Oliver Perez run out of the bullpen. Pitching coach Carl Willis made the call for Dan Otero instead.

The mixup was a miserable one for the AL Central leaders.

Joey Votto hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Otero in the ninth inning as Cincinnati scored seven times with two outs, overcoming a gem by Trevor Bauer to beat Cleveland 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Francona instructed Willis to have ''O-P'' warm up, referring to Oliver Perez, with the bases loaded and a 4-3 lead with closer Cody Allen struggling. Willis misunderstood the message, believing he had used Otero's nickname of ''O-T.''

''When I saw O-T coming through the gate, it's not that I don't think he can pitch, but it just wasn't the guy I was expecting,'' Francona said. ''We had a communication (error). That one lands squarely on me, no getting around it. I know Carl is beating himself up right now, but that one lands on me.''

Willis, who rejoined the staff this season, accepted responsibility for the mistake. He noted that Votto was 0 of 4 in his career against Otero, but said he should have asked Francona for clarification.

Allen (2-4) initiated the sequence by loading the bases after recording two outs in relief of Bauer, who struck out 12 in eight shutout innings. Cleveland's bullpen entered the day with the third-highest ERA in baseball at 5.13.

''Quite frankly, heart of hearts, I felt like Cody was going to get out of the situation,'' Willis said. ''But you know, I made the mistake, got the wrong guy up. It's not that O-T can't get the job done, but it probably wasn't the best matchup.''

Adam Duvall also doubled in a pair in the ninth, while Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez had RBI singles off Allen. Cincinnati's final seven batters reached base before Scooter Gennett ran into the third out on Suarez's hit.

''I take sole responsibility for everything that took place there,'' said Allen, who was charged with a career-high six runs. ''We're confident in every guy that runs out of that gate and we shouldn't have been in that position in the first place.''

Making his first start since being named to his first All-Star Game, Bauer only allowed three singles and didn't surrender a hit until Jesse Winker's one-out liner up the middle in the fifth.

The right-hander became the second major leaguer to post seven consecutive quality starts with eight-or-more strikeouts and no homers allowed, according to the Indians. Pedro Martinez holds the record with eight in 2002.

''Bauer was a handful for us and we ended up scoring all of our runs when he exited the game,'' Votto said. ''There is a reason why he's an All-Star and there is a reason why he is fastly becoming one of the better pitchers, if not one of the best pitchers in the game.''

Former Cleveland reliever Kyle Crockett (1-0) netted the final two outs in the eighth after righty Sal Romano went the first 7 1/3 innings. Raisel Iglesias worked the ninth for his second save in two nights and his 19th of the season.

Francisco Lindor hit his fifth leadoff homer of the year and fellow All-Star Jose Ramirez had a solo shot for the Indians. Ramirez' home run was his 25th, marking the eighth time in franchise history the milestone has been reached in the first half of the season.

VERY MEMORABLE

Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman earned his 700th career win, but was unaware of it until after the game. Cincinnati is 38-36 since he took over for Bryan Price on April 19.

''This is really an energetic, high-energy group, a fun-to-manage group,'' he said. ''It was on display at its best right there. That's probably the best inning I've been involved in for a long time.''

The four-run comeback in the ninth was the Reds' first since June 30, 2006 against the Indians.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (right knee) reported no physical issues after throwing two innings out of the bullpen Sunday in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville.

Indians: OF Lonnie Chisenhall (left calf) will miss 8-10 weeks after a second medical opinion confirmed a Grade 3 strain. He was placed on the disabled list on July 3.

UP NEXT

Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (7-6, 3.66 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (9-5, 4.28 ERA) in the three-game series finale. Mahle hasn't lost since May 20, going 4-0 in eight starts, and has an NL-low 2.04 ERA since June 1.

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  • W: K. Crockett (1-0)L: C. Allen (2-4)S: R. Iglesias (19)
  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (24), J. Ramirez (25)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF-CF41000131.279.352.477.8280.5
D. Herrera 2B31000220.000.400.000.4002.0
J. Votto 1B51130012.291.422.443.8655.5
S. Gennett DH31100100.322.369.507.8764.0
E. Suarez 3B51210031.316.405.582.9862.5
J. Winker LF-RF20100212.283.397.406.8032.5
T. Barnhart C40000016.254.332.362.695-0.5
A. Blandino SS20100110.226.314.282.5971.5
a- J. Peraza PH-SS11110000.275.324.375.6993.0
B. Hamilton CF30000014.232.312.314.626-0.5
b- A. Duvall PH-LF11120000.204.284.404.6885.0
  • a-singled for Blandino in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Hamilton in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS51121003.296.370.568.9387.0
M. Brantley LF40000001.304.350.488.8380.0
J. Ramirez 3B41211000.290.391.592.9838.0
E. Encarnacion DH40000000.226.306.459.7650.0
R. Davis PR-DH00000000.250.307.300.6070.0
Y. Alonso 1B40000002.252.320.437.7570.0
J. Kipnis 2B21000212.219.307.354.6612.5
T. Naquin RF41200001.266.299.353.6524.0
R. Perez C40110021.146.233.223.4561.0
G. Allen CF30000013.208.248.296.544-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Votto (19), A. Duvall (14)
    • RBI - J. Votto 3 (48), E. Suarez (69), J. Peraza (31), A. Duvall 2 (57)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto 3 (20), E. Suarez (25), J. Peraza (10), A. Duvall 2 (20)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Ramirez (26), T. Naquin (6)
    • HR - F. Lindor (24), J. Ramirez (25)
    • SH - G. Allen (2)
    • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (59), J. Ramirez (60), R. Perez (7)
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Suarez 2 (13)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - T. Naquin (2)
    • DP - (Alonso-Lindor)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Romano7.15432125.281.4414.5
    K. Crockett (W, 1-0)0.20000104.151.157.5
    R. Iglesias (S, 19)1.01000202.411.0510.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Romano7.1
    K. Crockett (W, 1-0)0.2
    R. Iglesias (S, 19)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer8.030041202.301.0726.0
    C. Allen (L, 2-4)0.23662104.661.17-15.5
    D. Otero (BS, 2)0.12111005.711.13-4.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer8.0
    C. Allen (L, 2-4)0.2
    D. Otero (BS, 2)0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 100-60, K. Crockett 6-5, R. Iglesias 13-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 12-11, R. Iglesias 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Romano 31, K. Crockett 2, R. Iglesias 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - C. Allen (2), D. Otero (3)
    • HBP - C. Allen (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 111-67, C. Allen 31-19, D. Otero 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 5-6
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 30, C. Allen 8, D. Otero 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CIN41-51
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Schebler RF-CF41000131.279.352.477.8280.5
    D. Herrera 2B31000220.000.400.000.4002.0
    J. Votto 1B51130012.291.422.443.8655.5
    S. Gennett DH31100100.322.369.507.8764.0
    E. Suarez 3B51210031.316.405.582.9862.5
    J. Winker LF-RF20100212.283.397.406.8032.5
    T. Barnhart C40000016.254.332.362.695-0.5
    A. Blandino SS20100110.226.314.282.5971.5
    a- J. Peraza PH-SS11110000.275.324.375.6993.0
    B. Hamilton CF30000014.232.312.314.626-0.5
    b- A. Duvall PH-LF11120000.204.284.404.6885.0
    Total33787071316-----
    HITTERSAB
    S. Schebler RF-CF4
    D. Herrera 2B3
    J. Votto 1B5
    S. Gennett DH3
    E. Suarez 3B5
    J. Winker LF-RF2
    T. Barnhart C4
    A. Blandino SS2
    a- J. Peraza PH-SS1
    B. Hamilton CF3
    b- A. Duvall PH-LF1
    Total33
    • a-singled for Blandino in the 9th
    • b-doubled for Hamilton in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS51121003.296.370.568.9387.0
    M. Brantley LF40000001.304.350.488.8380.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41211000.290.391.592.9838.0
    E. Encarnacion DH40000000.226.306.459.7650.0
    R. Davis PR-DH00000000.250.307.300.6070.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40000002.252.320.437.7570.0
    J. Kipnis 2B21000212.219.307.354.6612.5
    T. Naquin RF41200001.266.299.353.6524.0
    R. Perez C40110021.146.233.223.4561.0
    G. Allen CF30000013.208.248.296.544-0.5
    Total3446422413-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Votto (19), A. Duvall (14)
      • RBI - J. Votto 3 (48), E. Suarez (69), J. Peraza (31), A. Duvall 2 (57)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto 3 (20), E. Suarez (25), J. Peraza (10), A. Duvall 2 (20)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (26), T. Naquin (6)
      • HR - F. Lindor (24), J. Ramirez (25)
      • SH - G. Allen (2)
      • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (59), J. Ramirez (60), R. Perez (7)
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Suarez 2 (13)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Naquin (2)
      • DP - (Alonso-Lindor)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Romano7.15432125.281.4414.5
      K. Crockett (W, 1-0)0.20000104.151.157.5
      R. Iglesias (S, 19)1.01000202.411.0510.0
      Total9.0643242---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Romano7.1
      K. Crockett (W, 1-0)0.2
      R. Iglesias (S, 19)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer8.030041202.301.0726.0
      C. Allen (L, 2-4)0.23662104.661.17-15.5
      D. Otero (BS, 2)0.12111005.711.13-4.0
      Total9.08777130---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer8.0
      C. Allen (L, 2-4)0.2
      D. Otero (BS, 2)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 100-60, K. Crockett 6-5, R. Iglesias 13-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 12-11, R. Iglesias 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Romano 31, K. Crockett 2, R. Iglesias 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Allen (2), D. Otero (3)
      • HBP - C. Allen (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 111-67, C. Allen 31-19, D. Otero 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 5-6
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 30, C. Allen 8, D. Otero 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Suarez singled to right center, Votto scored, Gennett out at third74
        Votto doubled to deep right center, Duvall, Schebler and Herrera scored64
        Duvall doubled to left center, Suarez and Peraza scored34
        Peraza singled to right, Gennett scored, Suarez to third14
      • 2ND INNING
        Lindor grounded out to second, Naquin scored, Perez to third04
        Perez safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez fielding error, Kipnis scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramirez homered to center02
        Lindor homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Cody Allen relieved Trevor Bauer
        • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gennett hit by pitch
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez reached on an infield single to third, Gennett to second
        • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Barnhart flied out to deep left
        • Jose Peraza hit for Alex Blandino
        • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to right, Gennett scored, Suarez to third
        • Adam Duvall hit for Billy Hamilton
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Duvall doubled to left center, Suarez and Peraza scored
        • S. Schebler: Schebler intentionally walked
        • D. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera walked, Duvall to third, Schebler to second
        • Dan Otero relieved Cody Allen
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Votto doubled to deep right center, Duvall, Schebler and Herrera scored
        • S. Gennett: Gennett intentionally walked
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Suarez singled to right center, Votto scored, Gennett out at third
        • Middle of the 9th (7 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Raisel Iglesias relieved Kyle Crockett
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Naquin singled to left center
        • R. Perez: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • G. Allen: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin to second on fielder's indifference, Lindor grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Schebler grounded out to third
        • D. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
        • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Brantley flied out to deep center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez doubled to deep right
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ramirez to third, Encarnacion to second on 2nd baseman Blandino fielding error
        • Rajai Davis ran for Edwin Encarnacion
        • Kyle Crockett relieved Sal Romano
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso popped out to shortstop
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kipnis struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Gennett singled to shallow center
        • E. Suarez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Winker walked, Gennett to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
        • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blandino walked, Gennett to third, Winker to second
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Naquin reached on fielder's choice to second, Kipnis out at second
        • R. Perez: Perez reached on bunt single to shortstop, Naquin to second
        • G. Allen: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Allen lined out to right
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Lindor lined out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • A. Blandino: Ball, Blandino singled to right
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hamilton struck out looking
        • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
        • D. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked, Blandino to second
        • J. Votto: Ball, Votto grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez fouled out to catcher
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • J. Winker: Winker singled to center
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded into double play shortstop to first, Winker out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • G. Allen: Ball, Allen grounded out to first
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor flied out to left
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • D. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Votto: Strike (foul tip), Votto lined out to second
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Foul, Gennett flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis flied out to center
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Naquin lined out to left
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • A. Blandino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blandino struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton flied out to center
        • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Encarnacion lined out to left
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso lined out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Gennett popped out to shortstop
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Naquin doubled to deep left, Kipnis to third
        • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez fielding error, Kipnis scored
        • G. Allen: Ball, Allen hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Naquin to third, Perez to second
        • F. Lindor: Lindor grounded out to second, Naquin scored, Perez to third
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Schebler struck out on foul tip
        • D. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Herrera struck out on foul tip
        • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor homered to right
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez homered to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Foul, Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)