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CINCINNATI — Reds right-handed reliever Michael Lorenzen hit his third career home run on Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, helping spark a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over the Cubs.

“I was hitting with my guy [assistant hitting coach] Tony Jaramillo in the cage and they said, ‘He ready? Two outs, nobody on, we don’t want to burn a pinch-hitter,'” Lorenzen said. “I was ready to go and just hit it out of the ballpark.”

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CINCINNATI — Reds right-handed reliever Michael Lorenzen hit his third career home run on Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, helping spark a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over the Cubs.

“I was hitting with my guy [assistant hitting coach] Tony Jaramillo in the cage and they said, ‘He ready? Two outs, nobody on, we don’t want to burn a pinch-hitter,'” Lorenzen said. “I was ready to go and just hit it out of the ballpark.”

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Lorenzen, who is a lifetime .246 hitter, launched a 1-1 pitch from Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth after Lorenzen was called upon to pinch-hit for starter Sal Romano.

“With Lorenzen, it’s a matter of not wanting to use a bench player Randall Cobb Jersey Cheap ,” Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said. Randall Cobb Jersey  “If we had somebody on base, it would have been somebody else hitting.”

It was Lorenzen’s second career pinch-hit homer. He last homered on April 6, 2017, off Phillies lefty Adam Morgan.

Lorenzen is 2-for-4 this season Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale . On the mound, he is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 12 appearances with one save.

Sunday’s victory was the Reds’ seventh straight win as they completed their first four-game sweep of the Cubs since 1983.

It has been quite a series for Reds pitchers at the plate. On Saturday, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani became the first Reds pitcher to hit a grand slam since 1959.

Video: CHC@CIN: DeSclafani clears bases with a grand slam

“What Disco did yesterday was unbelievable,” Lorenzen said. “It was a pretty wild series for us, a really wild series.”

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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