Almora’s bases-loaded walk-off single lifts Reds over Braves

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., right, steals second base against Cincinnati Reds second...
Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., right, steals second base against Cincinnati Reds second baseman Max Schrock, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)(Jeff Dean | AP)
Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT
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(AP) -Albert Almora Jr. slapped a bases-loaded single past a drawn-in infield in the ninth to give the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Not only did the Reds avoid a series sweep, but they also snapped a 10-game losing streak at Great American Ball Park.

That’s the Reds’ longest home losing streak for the team since losing 11 straight at Riverfront Stadium in April-May 1986. Braves reliever A.J. Minter allowed a single to Tommy Pham before walking Joey Votto and hitting pinch-hitter Jonathan India to load the bases with no outs in the ninth. Almora delivered his base hit past a diving third baseman Austin Riley.

Braves starter Charlie Morton allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven innings, and Marcell Ozuna had two home runs.

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