Reds rally for 2-1 win in 10th

A confusing scene took place in the first inning after Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera hit a ground-rule double to give NY its first baserunner of the game. Asdrubal Cabrera came up next - following the batting order announced pregame - and doubled to left. But the lineup the umpires got had Cabrera second and Flores third, meaning Cabrera automatically was called out after his double. They can take a flyer on a pitcher that will be a free agent at the end of the season and their starters have nowhere to go but up. Duvall connected for the first game-ending homer of his career off A.J. Ramos (1-2), sending NY to its eighth loss in nine games. But in the handwritten lineup card presented to umpires, Cabrera was batting second, followed by Flores. It is yet to be determined, however, the former ace turned problem child will more than likely see action in the upcoming series with Los Angeles, according to interim manager Jim Riggleman.

Cabrera's double was erased in the box score, but Bruce was called out, with a putout to the catcher.

It was the first time a major league team was caught batting out of turn since the Brewers did it in 2016. His last outing was a two-inning, five-run relief appearance for the Mets on Thursday vs. the Braves, and he was designated for assignment the following day after refusing to go to the Minors.


Orioles 5, Royals 3 • Mark Trumbo delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning as host Baltimore ended a seven-game losing streak.

The New York Mets are struggling to keep pace with their National League East rivals these days, but a monumental blunder Wednesday isn't going to help with any of that. The Mets had some fun with it on their Twitter page.

Can someone send this down to the third base dugout? Worse, Mickey Callaway's beleaguered and banged up squad scored just three runs during the 24 innings played in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, which is notorious for being a big-time hitters park.


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