Votto ripped Otero's 3-2 pitch to the gap in right-center field to clear the bases, giving the Reds a lead in a game they would win 7-4.
The Cleveland Indians owe part of their 7-4 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to a miscommunication between manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis. Francona had asked for "OP" or Oliver Perez, but Willis had heard "OT" the nickname of Dan Otero instead.
Jul 10, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona (77) and the Indians infield point to the dugout during a pitching change during the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field.
"When I saw OT coming through the gate, it was not the guy I was expecting", Francona told reporters. Sonny Gray, who has registered a 5.85 ERA so far this season, will take the mound for NY while Dylan Bundy is set to start for the Orioles. "But you know, I made the mistake, got the wrong guy up".
"Quite frankly, heart of hearts, I felt like Cody was going to get out of the situation", Willis said. "Not that (Otero) can't get the job done; just wasn't the right match-up".
Manny Machado drove in three runs and scored two more in the Orioles' 6-5 win over the Yankees.
Two outs happened - two outs!
The four-run comeback in the ninth was the Reds' first since June 30, 2006 against the Indians.