7:10 PM ET, May 7, 2013
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Devin Mesoraco, Shin-Soo Choo hit 2-out HRs off Craig Kimbrel in 9th
Reds' Walk-Off Magic
Devin Mesoraco (tying) and Shin-Soo Choo (walk-off) hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the ninth to win Tuesday for the Reds -- just the second time in the past 30 years that teammates have hit two-out, back-to-back game-tying and walk-off homers.
The other instance was June 1, 2004, when the Braves' Nick Green hit a game-tying homer and J.D. Drew hit the walk-off homer.
The last time the Reds did it was Aug. 27, 1977, when Dan Driessen tied a game and Johnny Bench hit a walk-off homer against the Phillies.
The game started after a 35-minute rain delay. ... Braves OF Jason Heyward, who had an appendectomy on April 22, took batting practice before the game. The Braves will decide by the end of the week whether he's ready to start a rehab assignment. ... Reds C Ryan Hanigan started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. He's been on the 15-day DL since April 21 with a strained left oblique. ... Jack Hannahan made his fourth start, all at third base. ... It was Choo's eight career multi-homer game.
CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 7: Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for fans before a game against...(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||B McCann singled to center, A Simmons and J Upton scored, F Freeman to third.||2||0|
|1st||D Uggla singled to left center, F Freeman scored, B McCann to second.||3||0|
|3rd||S Choo homered to right (403 feet).||3||1|
|5th||F Freeman singled to left, B Upton scored.||4||1|
|5th||D Lutz singled to center, J Hannahan scored, C Miller to second.||4||2|
|8th||B Phillips hit sacrifice fly to center, Z Cozart scored.||4||3|
|9th||D Mesoraco homered to right center (400 feet).||4||4|
|9th||S Choo homered to left center (414 feet).||4||5|
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|Stadium||Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Attendance||25,730 (60.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||62 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Vic Carapazza|
From Elias: Devin Mesoraco (tying) and Shin-Soo Choo (walk-off) hit back-to-back homers with 2 outs in the 9th inning to win Tuesday night's game for the Reds vs the Braves. This is the just the 2nd time in the last 30 years that teammates have hit 2-out, back-to-back game-tying and walk-off homers. The other instance was on June 1, 2004 when the Braves Nick Green hit a game-tying homer and J.D. Drew hit the walk-off homer. The last time the Reds did it was August 27, 1977 when Dan Driessen tied a game and Johnny Bench hit a walk-off homer against the Phillies.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a walk-off home run for the Reds Tuesday, his third career walk-off hit and second career walk-off home run. Choo hit two home runs in the Reds 5-4 win, the eighth time in his career he's hit at least two homers in a game.
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