Reds ride eight pitchers to victory over Tigers

TJ Friedl hit a two-run triple and the visiting Cincinnati Reds used eight pitchers to secure a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.Harrison Bader scored two runs for the Reds, who have won the first two games of the three-game series. Daniel Duarte (2-0) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Alexis Diaz pitched a hitless ninth for his 36th save.Cincinnati starter Connor Phillips gave up three hits, four hits and four walks in four-plus innings. He struck out three. The Reds (76-71) climbed into a tie with the Arizona Diamondbacks (76-71) for the third and final National League wild-card spot.Spencer Torkelson hit a two-run homer for the Tigers (66-79).Detroit starter Eduardo Rodriguez (11-8) allowed four runs, four hits and a season-high five walks in 5 1/3 innings. He fanned five. Alex Faedo gave up just one hit in three scoreless innings for the Tigers, who left 13 on base and went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.The Reds jumped on top in the second inning. With one out, Christian Encarnacion-Strand singled and Bader walked. Friedl ripped a two-out, two-run triple down the right field line to bring home both runners.Detroit evened the score in the third. Zach McKinstry drew a leadoff walk and scored on Torkelson’s 28th homer, a one-out shot that barely cleared the right field wall.Cincinnati regained the lead at 4-2 the next inning. Bader walked, Noelvi Marte singled and Friedl reached on a bunt hit to load the bases with no outs.