The Reds (51-47) suffered their second sweep of the season Sunday with a 3-2 loss at Yankee Stadium. Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury on a very bizarre ending to the game in the Yankees walk-off win over Cincinnati.
With the Reds trailing 2-1 in the eighth, Todd Frazier uncorked a solo home run to tie the game at 2-2, his 20th homer of the season, a new career high. That's when things got weird. In the bottom of the ninth, McCann sent a pop fly to shallow right. Skip Schumaker, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier all made a run for the ball, but no one called for it and it dropped in for the game-winning RBI single.
"I don't think anybody wants to really talk about it at this exact moment," said Reds manager Bryan Price. "I'm sure Jay [Bruce] and [Skip] Schumaker each thought the other one was going to catch the ball. They played better than we did and they won all three games because of it. We just didn't get it done."
Frazier, who went 1-for-4 today including that game-tying homer in the eighth, took the blame for the loss.
"I made a mistake. I turned my body the wrong way and it's one of those things where I should have caught it," said Frazier. "By the time I saw it come down, that was it. You don't want to be the goat, but sometimes it happens. You've got to make the play."
Johnny Cueto threw five innings, gave up five hits, struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in a no decision. Aroldis Chapman was credited with the loss.
Skip Schumaker went 2-for-3 from the plate with an RBI is in return off the seven-day concussion disabled list.