Cron's HR helps Tigers beat Reds 3-2
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, July 27, 2020

Cameron Maybin (4) congratulates C.J. Crone (26) on his homer against Cincinnati (photo courtesy of Aaron Doster/AP)

Cron's HR helps Tigers beat Reds 3-2
(CINCINNATI) – C.J. Crone hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers got to Cincinnati's bullpen for the second straight day in a 3-2 victory over the Reds on Sunday, taking 2 of 3 games over the weekend. ...... {LISTEN}. Miguel Cabrera reached on a leadoff walk before Cron connected against Michael Lorenzen (0-1), sending an opposite-field drive deep to right. The Reds got one back when Freddy Galvis and Aristides Aquino opened the bottom half with consecutive doubles. Aquino advanced to third on Curt Casali's fly ball to center, but Joe Jiménez got Joey Votto to bounce into a game-ending double play. Spencer Turnbull pitched five effective innings for Detroit in his first start since he went 3-17 with a 4.61 ERA last season. He struck out eight and issued four walks. for his second save in two days. José Cisneros (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win and Jimenez got his second save in as many games. Cincinnati played without second baseman Mike Moustakas and center fielder Nick Senzel after each player was scratched. Moustakas was placed on the injured list because he wasn't feeling well, according to manager David Bell. No immediate reason was given for Senzel's absence. The moves came a day after Reds infielder Matt Davidson went on the injured list because he tested positive for COVID-19. Cincinnati wasted a terrific pitching performance for the second straight game. Trevor Bauer matched a career high by striking out 13 in 6 1/3 innings. The Tigers jumped in front in the series finale on Niko Goodrum's third-inning homer. But Votto responded with a tying RBI single in the fifth.