Mercado delivers RBI single in 10th, Indians beat Reds 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Oscar Mercado admitted it wasn't easy to stay calm when he came to the plate in the 10th inning.

The Indians rookie outfielder did, and the result was another clutch hit.

Mercado's bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th gave Cleveland a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the intrastate matchup Tuesday night.

''That was pretty incredible,'' Mercado said. ''I'm not going to lie. Just breathing is the biggest thing at that time in those at-bats, but it's hard. The game's on the line.''

Mercado lined a 1-2 pitch from Raisel Iglesias (1-6) to left field and was mobbed by his teammates after rounding first base.

Mercado was doused with water buckets as he did a postgame interview in front of the dugout.

Mike Freeman drew a one-out walk and took third on a single by Leonys Martin. Francisco Lindor was intentionally walked, setting the stage for Mercado, who glanced toward Cleveland's star shortstop before he stepped in.

''The first thing I did was look at him,'' Mercado said. ''He's one of the most selfless guys I've been around. He was sort of walking me through some things to do, like stay calm.''

Mercado, who was called up from Triple-A Columbus on May 14, hit a tie-breaking home run off CC Sabathia in a win over the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Brad Hand (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings and struck out the side in the 10th.

Reds manager David Bell still has confidence in Iglesias, despite his high loss total.

''He's going to be out there in key spots, so things like that are going to happen,'' Bell said. ''It didn't work out tonight, but he's going to continue to get big opportunities in games.''

Cleveland has won five of seven on its homestand, taking two of three from Minnesota and the Yankees.

Indians starter Trevor Bauer allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings and threw 118 pitches. Reds starter Luis Castillo allowed a solo homer to Carlos Santana in the fourth and struck out six in six innings.

Bauer walked Derek Dietrich with two outs in the eighth and was replaced by Oliver Perez. Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer singled to deep short and Nick Wittgren retired Yasiel Puig on a fly ball to right.

Bauer worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh that started with a double by Puig. Bauer issued one-out walks to Jose Iglesias and Tucker Barnhart - the No. 8 and No. 9 hitters.

Bauer fielded Nick Senzel's tapper in front of the mound and threw home to start an inning-ending double play. Catcher Roberto Perez stepped on the plate and threw to first, retiring Senzel.

Bauer pumped his right fist and jumped over the third-base foul line on his way to the dugout.

Senzel had an RBI double in the fifth.

Cleveland loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, but Castillo struck out Jose Ramirez and Jake Bauers.

''Luis was tired, but he got the job done in the sixth,'' Bell said. ''He was very impressive. So was Bauer. Bauer pitched a great game, as well.''

Santana hit a one-out homer in the fourth, his team-leading 15th.

David Hernandez entered the game in the eighth for the Reds and struck out five of the six batters he faced.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: 2B Scooter Gennett (strained right groin) is taking batting practice through Saturday at Cincinnati's training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. He was injured on March 22.

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis (sore hip) was out of the lineup. ... RHP Mike Clevinger (strained back muscle) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday on a rehab assignment at Double-A Akron. ... RHP Corey Kluber will undergo further scans on his broken arm Thursday. He was hit by a line drive May 1

HOMETOWN HERO

Dietrich, who grew up in the Cleveland suburb of Parma, would love to take part in the Home Run Derby as part of the All-Star Game festivities next month.

''I'm a Cleveland kid and I've played a long time in the major leagues,'' he said. ''I'm hoping to get an opportunity to represent the Cincinnati Reds in my hometown. It would be a dream come true.''

Dietrich has 17 homers this season. He won a high school home run contest at the ballpark in 2006.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (2-3, 4.70 ERA) makes his third career start at Progressive Field, where he is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA over 14 career innings.

Indians: RHP Zach Plesac (1-1, 1.86 ERA) earned his first major league victory in his last start, holding the Yankees to two runs in seven innings on June 7.

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  • W: B. Hand (3-2)L: R. Iglesias (1-6)
  • HR: CLE - C. Santana (13)
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    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Senzel (11), J. Votto (11), Y. Puig (6)
    • RBI - N. Senzel (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Senzel, J. Votto, D. Dietrich, Y. Puig 2 (2), J. VanMeter 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (10), T. Naquin (7)
    • HR - C. Santana (13)
    • RBI - O. Mercado (8), C. Santana (41)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Naquin, J. Bauers 4 (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Freeman-Lindor-Santana; Freeman-Lindor; Bauer-Perez-Santana)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Castillo6.04112612.201.0917.0
    M. Lorenzen1.00000103.121.333.5
    D. Hernandez2.00000504.801.278.5
    R. Iglesias (L, 1-6)0.12112003.071.40-10.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Castillo6.0
    M. Lorenzen1.0
    D. Hernandez2.0
    R. Iglesias (L, 1-6)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer7.26115603.711.1815.0
    O. Perez0.01000004.581.17-1.0
    N. Wittgren0.10000002.220.950.0
    B. Hand (W, 3-2)2.00001400.910.7414.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer7.2
    O. Perez0.0
    N. Wittgren0.1
    B. Hand (W, 3-2)2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Castillo (2)
    • IBB - R. Iglesias (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 109-64, M. Lorenzen 8-6, D. Hernandez 26-18, R. Iglesias 18-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 4-8, M. Lorenzen 2-0
    • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 24, M. Lorenzen 3, D. Hernandez 6, R. Iglesias 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Bauer (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 118-76, O. Perez 5-3, N. Wittgren 2-1, B. Hand 26-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 8-6, B. Hand 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 31, O. Perez, N. Wittgren, B. Hand 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Votto 1B50100032.254.344.379.7230.5
    E. Suarez 3B40000111.261.336.492.8270.5
    D. Dietrich 2B40000122.242.345.617.9620.0
    J. Winker DH20000111.235.315.434.7490.5
    a- K. Farmer PH-DH10100000.231.274.462.7351.0
    Y. Puig RF40200003.212.256.385.6413.0
    J. VanMeter LF30000014.206.325.265.590-0.5
    b- J. Peraza PH-LF10000000.213.271.328.5990.0
    J. Iglesias SS21100210.293.338.413.7513.5
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    • a-singled for Winker in the 8th
    • b-popped out for VanMeter in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    O. Mercado LF50110002.288.345.450.7952.0
    C. Santana 1B31111111.286.404.519.9246.5
    T. Naquin RF30100121.269.309.394.7032.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40000024.200.295.296.590-1.0
    J. Bauers DH40000024.208.295.348.643-1.0
    R. Perez C40000010.225.329.479.808-0.5
    M. Freeman 2B31000110.234.383.340.7241.5
    L. Martin CF40100020.207.281.347.6280.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Senzel (11), J. Votto (11), Y. Puig (6)
      • RBI - N. Senzel (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Senzel, J. Votto, D. Dietrich, Y. Puig 2 (2), J. VanMeter 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (10), T. Naquin (7)
      • HR - C. Santana (13)
      • RBI - O. Mercado (8), C. Santana (41)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Naquin, J. Bauers 4 (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Freeman-Lindor-Santana; Freeman-Lindor; Bauer-Perez-Santana)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Castillo6.04112612.201.0917.0
      M. Lorenzen1.00000103.121.333.5
      D. Hernandez2.00000504.801.278.5
      R. Iglesias (L, 1-6)0.12112003.071.40-10.0
      Total9.16224121---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Castillo6.0
      M. Lorenzen1.0
      D. Hernandez2.0
      R. Iglesias (L, 1-6)0.1
      Total9.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer7.26115603.711.1815.0
      O. Perez0.01000004.581.17-1.0
      N. Wittgren0.10000002.220.950.0
      B. Hand (W, 3-2)2.00001400.910.7414.0
      Total10.07116100---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer7.2
      O. Perez0.0
      N. Wittgren0.1
      B. Hand (W, 3-2)2.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Castillo (2)
      • IBB - R. Iglesias (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 109-64, M. Lorenzen 8-6, D. Hernandez 26-18, R. Iglesias 18-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 4-8, M. Lorenzen 2-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 24, M. Lorenzen 3, D. Hernandez 6, R. Iglesias 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Bauer (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 118-76, O. Perez 5-3, N. Wittgren 2-1, B. Hand 26-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 8-6, B. Hand 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 31, O. Perez, N. Wittgren, B. Hand 7
      • 10TH INNING
        Mercado singled to left, Freeman scored, Martin to third, Lindor to second12
      • 5TH INNING
        Senzel doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored11
      • 4TH INNING
        Santana homered to right center01
      • 10TH INNING
        • B. Hand Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Raisel Iglesias relieved David Hernandez
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez popped out to shortstop
        • M. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Martin singled to deep right center, Freeman to third
        • F. Lindor: Lindor intentionally walked, Martin to second
        • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Mercado singled to left, Freeman scored, Martin to third, Lindor to second
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brad Hand relieved Nick Wittgren
        • Jose Peraza hit for Josh VanMeter
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza popped out to second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Senzel grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hernandez Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Suarez grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
        • Oliver Perez relieved Trevor Bauer
        • Kyle Farmer hit for Jesse Winker
        • K. Farmer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Farmer reached on an infield single to shortstop, Dietrich to second
        • Nick Wittgren relieved Oliver Perez
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • David Hernandez relieved Michael Lorenzen
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Mercado fouled out to catcher
        • Ca. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Puig doubled to left center
        • J. VanMeter: VanMeter lined out to left
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias walked
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Puig to third, Iglesias to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Senzel grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Puig out at home
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Michael Lorenzen relieved Luis Castillo
        • R. Perez: Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman grounded out to first
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Strike looking, Suarez lined out to first
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Dietrich grounded out to first
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lindor doubled to deep right center
        • O. Mercado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mercado grounded out to third
        • Ca. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin walked, Lindor to third, Santana to second
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias reached on an infield single to second
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to second, Iglesias to second
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Senzel doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored
        • J. Votto: Foul, Votto lined into double play second to shortstop, Senzel out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez grounded out to second
        • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez walked
        • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Winker grounded out to second, Suarez to second
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig reached on an infield single to shortstop, Suarez to third
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • O. Mercado: Mercado flied out to shallow right
        • Ca. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana homered to right center
        • T. Naquin: Naquin doubled to deep left
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Naquin to third on wild pitch, Ramirez lined out to right
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers lined out to first
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Barnhart singled to shallow left center
        • N. Senzel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Senzel fouled out to first
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • M. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Freeman flied out to left
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor popped out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Winker walked
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig flied out to center
        • J. VanMeter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, VanMeter grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Winker out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to right
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Bauers grounded out to first
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Senzel grounded out to first
        • J. Votto: Votto doubled to deep right
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez flied out to deep center
        • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dietrich grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Castillo Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor doubled to deep center
        • O. Mercado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Mercado flied out to left
        • Ca. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Santana flied out to left
        • T. Naquin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)