Red Sox - 000 000 120 - 3 8 1 Reds - 200 000 000 - 2 6 0Brock Holt singled to start the top of the eighth inning against Cincinnati reliever Jonathan Broxton. After Dustin Pedroia lined to right and David Ortiz grounded to first, Broxton brushed back Yoenis Cespedes with his first pitch.
Cespedes crushed Broxton's next offering to dead center for a two-run home run, erasing the Reds' 2-1 lead. It was Cespedes's 19th tater of the season, and his second in a Red Sox uniform. He hit a three-run job on Sunday in Anaheim.
Elias reported his home run tonight was "the first time in his major-league career that Cespedes hit a home run that turned a deficit into a lead in the eighth inning or later".
Joe Kelly (6-5-2-3-4, 103) stole third base in the third inning. It was the first SB by a Red Sox pitcher since Bill Landis stole second against Cleveland on September 8, 1969. The last Red Sox pitcher to steal third base was Tom Brewer on July 30, 1959, also against Cleveland.
Holt, CFAnthony Ranaudo will start tomorrow night in Cincinnati instead of Brandon Workman, who has a 6.05 ERA in his last five starts. Ranaudo allowed two runs over six innings to the Yankees in his only major league game, back on August 1.