Jones’ 2-run blast lifts Tigers over Reds

JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, and the visiting Detroit Tigers overcame an early deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Saturday.After Austin Romine singled to open the ninth of a 4-4 game, ninth-place hitter Jones belted a pitch from Cincinnati closer Raisel Iglesias over the wall in left-center field to put the Tigers ahead in a game that featured a combined six home runs. Closer Joe Jimenez overcame a walk in the bottom of the ninth to earn the save and help Detroit even the three-game set that concludes Sunday.Detroit did not have many answers for Reds starter Luis Castillo, who allowed a run and struck out 11 in six innings.However, after Castillo left the game, Romine opened the seventh with a solo homer to left field off Robert Stephenson to make it 3-2. With two outs and a man on in the same inning, Miguel Cabrera crushed the ball just fair to left field off Michael Lorenzen for his 478th career homer to put the Tigers up 4-3.Cincinnati catcher Curt Casali, though, tied it at 4-4 with an opposite solo shot off Tyler Alexander with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.The Tigers opened the scoring on C.J. Cron’s two-out, first-inning double down the left-field line that scored Jonathan Schoop from first base. Cron, who homered Friday, is 3 for 8 in the first two games.

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