The Arizona League Reds won a wild 16-15 game in 10 innings over the Indians on Tuesday night, and Manny Cruz got to be a part of it.
The former Wilby and Wolcott High standout led off for the second straight game. Cruz had two hits and drove in his first professional run. Cruz had three runs scored, a walk, and he struck out twice. He also made his first error in the field.
Cruz wasn't alone on the error front, given there were 11 between the teams.
The Reds and Indians played in very hot conditions. The gametime temperature was 107 degrees. The Reds gave up two runs to go down 15-13 in the 10th inning, but scored three times in their final at bat to claim victory.
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The former Bristol Central standout has yet to pitch for the Reds. There have also only been two games played thus far. The Reds are off tonight, but play again Thursday at 10 p.m. against the Royals.