TB 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Cin 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 4 0 12
Date of game: 4/13/2014

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Tampa Bay

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Heisey hit a grand slam and Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a three- run homer and four RBI to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 12-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays and avoid a three-game sweep at Great American Ball Park.

Joey Votto added a two-run homer, Zack Cozart had two hits and two RBI and Jay Bruce finished with a double, four walks and four runs scored for the Reds, who won for just the fourth time this season.

"We understand that we're a good team, and everyone in there knows it," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Tony Cingrani (1-1) allowed two runs -- which came on a Ben Zobrist homer -- among five hits while fanning six over 6 1/3 innings to pick up his first win of the season.

Zobrist finished with a pair of two-run homers for the Rays, who had won three of four entering the contest.

"You just file it and move on. This is less than the 30-minute rule. This is the 30-second rule. Just drop it and move on," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

Cesar Ramos (0-1) allowed four runs on three hits over two-plus innings to saddle the loss in his first start of the year.

The Reds scored a pair of runs in the second, but a pair of baserunning blunders cost them a shot at adding more in the frame. With the bases loaded and one out, Cozart ripped a ground-rule double to right-center that scored Bruce and Ryan Ludwick.

With runners on second and third and one out later in the inning, the Rays drew their infield in. Cingrani topped a chopper to shortstop Yunel Escobar, who fired the ball home to catch Logan Forsythe at the plate. Forsythe attempted to retreat back to third, but was quickly tagged by catcher Ryan Hanigan. As Hanigan was tagging out Forsythe, Cingrani broke for second and was caught in a rundown. When first baseman Sean Rodriguez caught the ball in the rundown, he turned and fired to the plate to get a breaking Cozart.

Zobrist smacked a two-run homer in the third, but Reds plated five runs via the long ball in the home half to break the game open.

Billy Hamilton singled in front of Votto's line-drive homer to right-center. With two on and two outs later in the frame, Mesoraco smacked a three-run shot to left.

Mesoraco pushed another run across in the fifth with a sacrifice fly to center for an 8-2 lead.

Zobrist pulled the Rays within four after crushing his second two-run homer of the game in the seventh, but Heisey's grand slam in the eighth put the game out of reach.

Game Notes

The Reds continue a six-game homestand when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, then open a 10-game road trek in Chicago on Friday ... Heisey's grand slam was his first of his career ... The Reds were 4-for-12 with runners in scoring position ... The Rays finished 2-for-7 with RISP.

Wildcats and Lumberjacks meet in season opener

The highly-anticipated 2014 season gets underway for the Kansas State Wildcats, as they kick things off on Saturday with a home date against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.

2014 FIBA World Cup Rosters

International Basketball's governing body, FIBA, released the rosters for the World Cup, formerly known as the World Championships, which begins Saturday.

Senators sign G Anderson to three-year extension

The Ottawa Senators signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2017-18 season.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.