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No decision for Iglesias in debut, Reds lose to Cards 7-5

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Raisel Iglesias will have to wait a little longer for his his first big league win.

Iglesias three runs and five hits in five innings in his major league debut for Cincinnati and didn't get a decision in the Reds' 7-5, 11-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

"Iglesias threw the ball good but got a little fatigued there," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Signed last July to a $27 million, seven-year contract, Iglesias became the first Reds player since Mike Leake in 2010 to reach the majors without playing a minor league game. Iglesias struck out four and walked two.

Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the 11th off Kevin Gregg (0-1).

Price was ejected by crew chief Joe West in the eighth inning, upset the plate umpire Kerwin Danley did not signal that Jon Jay was hit by a pitch. Price did not want to use his challenge.

"Danley said he should have made the call and everyone assumed the call. I felt the umpires should have reviewed it since no one called it or the Cardinals should have used their challenge," Price. "It may be sour grapes on my part."

Carlos Villanueva (1-0) pitched two innings, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th by striking out Todd Frazier. St. Louis took two of three in the series and has won 13 consecutive three-game series against Cincinnati, putting a damper on a homestand that opened with four consecutive wins.

"It was a game that was there to win and we didn't get it done. You don't win championships when you let games like this get away," Price said. "It was a nice homestand, but today was a game we should have won. Since I've been here, the Cardinals has been a team that has beaten us. At the end of the World Series, no one cares how many times you beat a certain team. But to reverse that, yes, it's important to me."

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: Catcher Tony Cruz was expected to rejoin the team in St. Louis on Sunday night. Cruz started paternity leave Friday.

Reds: Starting catcher Brayan Pena was taken out of the game after an awkward tumble at first while beating out bunt single in the Reds' three-run seventh.

"I tried to hustle down to first. I have to work on my slide. What was I doing sliding into first?" Pena said. "I was excited when the doctor gave me good news. I will be all right."

UP NEXT

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright will pitch for the first time in eight days when he starts St. Louis's home opener on Monday against Milwaukee. The right-hander's second start of the season was pushed back by last Tuesday's rainout in Chicago.

Reds: The Reds get their first look at under-renovation Wrigley Field when they open their first trip of the season on Monday in Chicago. Mike Leake is 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA in his last four starts against the Cubs.

BAD SLIDE

Price was upset over Heyward's slide in the fifth inning when he was thrown out at third trying to stretch a double.

"It was a dirty slide by Heyward. We didn't like it," Price said. "They aren't a dirty team and don't play like that, but we didn't like the slide. Todd could have been hurt."

REPLAY

The Cardinals successfully challenged a play at third in the eighth inning. With runners at first and second, Yadier Molina chopped a ball right at the plate. Catcher Devin Mesoraco reached to tag Molina, and Danley gave the safe call. Mesoraco threw to third, Frazier stepped on the bag and threw to first seemingly to compete a double play. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny challenged, saying there should have been a tag at third. The replay umpire determined the catcher tagged the runner on the leg, removing the force at third; the batter was called out, and runners were put on second and third with one out. Jmbo Diaz then retired the next two batters.
No decision for Iglesias in debut, Reds lose to Cards 7-5

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INDIANS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe led off the 11th inning with a soaring home run to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

Plouffe connected against Bryan Shaw (0-1), sending a drive into the second deck in left field and getting swarmed by teammates as he hit home plate. Chris Herrmann had two hits, an RBI and some slick baserunning to help the Twins win their third straight.

Brandon Moss homered for the Indians (3-6), who fell to 0-3 in games pitched by AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber.

Kluber was perfect through five innings, but uncharacteristically erratic after that. He gave up two runs on three hits and struck out eight in eight innings. He also threw two wild pitches and hit a batter.

Blaine Boyer (1-1) went 1 1-3 innings for the win.

REDS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

With the score 1-1, Matt Holliday led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right field. He went to third on a one-out double by Jhonny Peralta. After Jon Jay was intentionally walked, Molina lined the first pitch from Johnny Cueto down the left-field line that scored three.

Joey Votto gave Cincinnati a first-inning lead with his fourth homer, his third against St. Louis.

Matt Carpenter tied the game in the bottom of the inning after doubling, going to third on a groundout and scoring when he somersaulted over catcher Brayan Pena on Holliday's fly to center.

BROWNS-MANZIEL

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has apologized to the team and its fans and asked for privacy during his recovery from an undisclosed substance problem.

Manziel released a statement through the Browns on Friday. He thanked doctors and staff at Caron, a Pennsylvania facility which specializes in the treatment of drugs and alcohol. Manziel was discharged last week following a 2 1/2-month stay.

Manziel says he takes "full responsibility for my actions" and he intends to "work very hard to regain everyone's trust and respect."

Manziel, who earned his "Johnny Football" nickname while winning the Heisman Trophy as a freshman at Texas A&M, intends to attend Cleveland's offseason practices next week.

Earlier this week, he attended a Texas Rangers game followed by a visit to see the Dallas Mavericks play.

Manziel had a rough rookie season in 2014. He spent most of it as the team's backup before making two starts.

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