BOSTON, Mass. (AP) – Will Middlebrooks’s RBI single with the bases loaded capped a two-run rally in the 8th inning that sent the Boston Red Sox over the Reds, 4-3, Wednesday night.
The win completed a sweep of the two-game interleague series.
David Ortiz and Mike Napoli also drove in runs for the World Series champions, who reached .500 for the first time since the fourth game of the season.
Skip Shumaker hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati, who lost the opener to Boston 4-3 in 12 innings.