Reds sweep first ever 7-inning double header

Reds sweep first ever 7-inning double header
Posted at 1:29 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 13:29:54-04

Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, throwing a two-hit shutout in Cincinnati's 4-0 victory that gave the Reds a sweep of Major League Baseball's first seven-inning doubleheader.

Shogo Akiyama hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh that sent the Reds to a 4-3 win in the opener. MLB recently decided to use doubleheaders of seven-inning games, which have been commonplace in the minor leagues and colleges, to help teams alleviate an expected crush of twinbills caused by weather and coronavirus-related postponements.

The Reds-Tigers game was rained out Saturday.