Score still 4-4 going to bottom of 13th
End 12th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
The Reds had the winning run at third base for the second straight inning, but the Tigers stood firm once again.
Left-hander Ian Krol walked Todd Frazier with one out and advanced to third on Jay Bruce's single the other way to give the Reds runners at the corners with one out.
Krol got Brayan Pena to pop up to second after a lengthy battle and struck out pinch-hitter Michael Lorenzen, last night's winning pitcher, to end the threat with the heart of the Tigers order coming up to bat.
Top 12th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
Jose Iglesias drove a one-out single into center and stole second to put the go-ahead run in scoring position for the Tigers.
But that's as far as Iglesias would get after Donovan Hand fanned Bryan Holaday on a 3-2 pitch and made Anthony Gose ground out to the shortstop.
James McCann grounded out to short to lead off the inning.
The Tigers have stranded three runners in scoring position in the extra innings.
End 11th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
After nearly giving up a walk-off hit to Brayan Pena to end the game in the 10th, Al Alburquerque put the winning run at second base with one out.
But for the second straight inning, Alburquerque was able to escape unscathed as he struck out Kris Negron and Brandon Phillips.
After Skip Schumaker drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a balk, Billy Hamilton was able to beat out a hard grounder that came up and caught Miguel Cabrera in the face to give the Reds runners on the corners with two outs.
Top 11th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
The Tigers put runners on first and second with two outs, but were unable to push across the go-ahead run against Reds reliever Donovan Hand.
After Yoenis Cespedes reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop and J.D. Martinez was hit by a pitch in the ribs, Andrew Romine had a chance to be the hero. Instead, Hand got Romine flailing out in front of an off-speed pitch to get out of the jam.
In 5.2 innings against the Reds' bullpen, the Tigers have been able to muster two hits and have reached base five times.
End 10th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
Brayan Pena nearly won the game for the Reds with a hit into the right-field corner, but a perfectly executed relay from J.D. Martinez to Ian Kinsler nailed Jay Bruce at the plate to the end the inning.
Al Alburquerque started the inning off rather drama-free by getting Ivan De Jesus to ground out and Todd Frazier to strike out on a slider away.
But drama ensued as Jay Bruce collected his fourth hit of the game with a single to the opposite field before Pena came to the plate and almost ended it.
Top 10th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
Since Tyler Collins' pinch-hit home run in the eighth, the Tigers weren't able to get much going offensively against the Reds' bullpen.
That was until Rajai Davis came up with a pinch-hit, two-out double to left-center off right-hander Donovan Hand with the top of the lineup coming up.
But Hand, who induced ground outs from James McCann and Jose Iglesias to start the inning, struck out Anthony Gose on a pitch in the dirt to strand Davis at second.
End 9th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
The Reds flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman came in and struck out the side with a heaping of triple-digit fastballs.
Yoenis Cespedes struck out swinging on a heater, J.D. Martinez struck out looking on an off-speed pitch and Andrew Romine, who entered in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement for Nick Castellanos, struck out looking on a 100 mph pitch on the outside corner.
After working out of a tough jam in the eighth, Blaine Hardy pitched a perfect inning to extend the game. Miguel Cabrera made a nice catch in foul territory along the dugout railing to record the first out. Hardy then struck out Billy Hamilton and Brandon Phillips flew out to right.
End 8th (Tigers 4, Reds 4)
Just when it appeared Joba Chamberlain was going to pitch a clean inning and preserve the lead after inducing a pair of ground outs, Jay Bruce hit a double off the left-field wall and Brayan Pena drove him in with a single up the middle to knot it back up.
Joey Votto pinch hit for Chris Dominguez and singled to right to give the Reds three straight two-out hits off Chamberlain and put runners on the corners. Blaine Hardy came in and finally ended the threat, getting pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker to check swing on a curveball in the dirt.
Before the Reds rally began, it appeared Yoenis Cespedes had a chance to catch Bruce's shot off the wall and end the inning but was unable to come up with it. Then just when it looked like Jose Iglesias had a chance to knock down Pena's grounder up the middle and prevent the runner from scoring, the ball kicked off second base and into right field.
Top 8th (Tigers 4, Reds 3)
Pinch-hitter Tyler Collins drove the first pitch he saw, a Ryan Mattheus slider, just over the wall in right field for a leadoff solo home run, putting the Tigers back on top.
Mattheus retired Anthony Gose on a flyout, struck out Ian Kinsler and got Miguel Cabrera to ground out to second as the Tigers turn to the back end of their bullpen to close it out.
End 7th (Tigers 3, Reds 3)
For the fourth time in the game, the Tigers were sent down in order after reliever Carlos Contreras made quick work of the bottom of the lineup.
Nick Castellanos flew out to center, James McCann popped out to second and Jose Iglesias flied out to left.
Tigers reliever Alex Wilson went back out for another inning and turned in a 1-2-3 inning. Pinch-hitter Kris Negron flew out to right field, Billy Hamilton struck out and Brandon Phillips ground out to short.
End 6th (Tigers 3, Reds 3)
After the lengthy rain delay, Alex Wilson took over for David Price and it didn't take long for the Reds to get the better of the Tigers' bullpen.
Chris Dominguez hit a two-out triple into the left-center gap past the outstretched arms of a diving Anthony Gose to score Brayan Pena from first and tie things up.
Wilson quickly retired Todd Frazier on a fly out to center for a promising start to the inning, but Jay Bruce reached on a one-out single that Miguel Cabrera couldn't handle. Bruce was then thrown out at second after Ian Kinsler let Pena's blooper drop.
Wilson got Eugenio Suarez to fly out to center to end the inning and strand the go-ahead run at third.
Price threw 72 pitches (52 strikes) in five innings of work. He struck out six, scattered four hits and allowed one walk.
Top 6th (Tigers 3, Reds 2)
The Tigers finally showed signs of life at plate against Johnny Cueto as Anthony Gose hit a one-out single to right for just their second hit. Ian Kinsler followed with a walk and Miguel Cabrera crushed a three-run home run to right to give the Tigers the lead before the rain started falling and the tarp went on the field.
After a 1-hour, 14-minute delay, Manny Parra replaced Cueto on the mound and got two quick outs as Yoenis Cespedes flew out to right and J.D. Martinez struck out swinging.
Cueto, who cruised through the first five innings, tossed 88 pitches (61 strikes) in 5.1 innings and finished with four strikeouts, three hits and two walks.
End 5th (Reds 2, Tigers 0)
Johnny Cueto appeared well on his way to sending the Tigers down in order for the fourth inning in a row, but had his streak of 13 straight batters retired snapped when James McCann drew four-pitch walk, giving the Tigers its first base runner since Ian Kinsler's double in the first.
Then Jose Iglesias battled Cueto in a 10-pitch at-bat, only to ground out to third for the third out. J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos both popped out to second for the first two outs.
David Price has done his best to counter Cueto and keep the Tigers in it. Price retired the Reds in order for the second time in the game, getting Billy Hamilton to line out to second and Brandon Phillips to ground out to second before striking out Ivan De Jesus for his six strikeout.
End 4th (Reds 2, Tigers 0)
Todd Frazier, who hit two home runs last night's game, struck yet again, launching a solo home run over the wall in right-center to give the Reds a 2-0 lead.
The Reds threatened for more after Brayan Pena hit a one-out single to center and Eugenio Suarez drew a two-out walk, but David Price managed to get Johnny Cueto to ground out to first to end it.
The Tigers, meanwhile, haven't been able to figure out Cueto as he recorded his third straight 1-2-3 inning and has retired 11 consecutive batters. Ian Kinsler hit a shallow fly to right, Miguel Cabrera lined out to short and Yoenis Cespedes flew out to center.
End 3rd (Reds 1, Tigers 0)
For the second straight inning, Johnny Cueto sent the Tigers down in order and has retired eight in a row since Ian Kinsler's double in the first. Jose Iglesias grounded out to short, David Price hit a weak grounder to third and Anthony Gose lined out to center.
David Price countered Cueto's clean inning with one of his own, striking out Billy Hamilton looking before Brandon Phillips flew out to left and Ivan De Jesus flew out to center. Price has now retired six Reds' batters in a row.
Price has surrendered two hits to go with four strikeouts to Cueto's one hit and three strikeouts through three innings.
End 2nd (Reds 1, Tigers 0)
Jay Bruce and former Tiger Brayan Pena recorded back-to-back hits off David Price to give the Reds runners on the corners with no outs. Then after a Chris Dominguez strike out, it was another former Tiger who gave the Reds an early lead as Eugenio Suarez laid down a squeeze bunt down the first-base line to score Bruce from third.
Bruce led things off by roping a double just fair down the right-field line and Pena followed with a single up the middle. Price got Johnny Cueto to bounce out to second to end the inning.
J.D. Martinez came within a few feet of putting the Tigers on top in the top of the inning, only to have his deep fly to right field hauled in at the wall by Bruce. That was as much as the Tigers would threaten, though, as Cueto got Nick Castellanos to ground out to third and struck out James McCann looking for a 1-2-3 inning.
End 1st (Tigers 0, Reds 0)
After Anthony Gose led off the game with a soft dribbler back to the mound, Ian Kinsler drove a one-out double off Reds starter Johnny Cueto into the left-center field gap that center fielder Billy Hamilton dove and nearly caught.
Yet, the Tigers' were unable to cash in on the early scoring opportunity as Cueto bounced back to strike out Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes swinging, stranding Kinsler at second.
In the bottom half of the inning, Tigers starter David Price made quick work of the Reds, needing just 13 pitches to retire the top of order. Brandon Phillips lined out to Kinsler at second and Price followed that up by striking out Ivan De Jesus and Todd Frazier.
Aces square off in Cincinnati
Runs could be at a premium Wednesday night in Cincinnati.
The Tigers face the Reds in the first of two games at Great American Ball Park, and it should be a doozy. The Tigers start ace David Price (6-2, 2.44 ERA), while the Reds counter with an ace of their own, Johnny Cueto (4-4, 2.85).
First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Price has tossed back-to-back complete games, and has allowed just three earned runs (five total) in his last four starts, covering 322/3 innings.
Cueto, who has been linked in multiple reports to the Tigers as a possible trade target, hasn't been as strong of late — he gave up four earned runs in seven innings in a no-decision against the Cubs in his last start — but he's still in the National League's top 10 in WHIP (second, at 0.95), ERA (10th) and innings pitched (ninth, 851/3).
The teams are coming off a pair of games at Comerica Park, with each team winning once.
1. Brandon Phillips, 2B
2. Ivan DeJesus, LF
3. Todd Frazier, 3B
4. Jay Bruce, RF
5. Brayan Pena, C
6. Chris Dominguez, 1B
7. Eugenio Suarez, SS
8. SP Johnny Cueto, RHP (4-4, 2.85 ERA)
9. Billy Hamilton, CF
1. Anthony Gose, CF
2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
5. J.D. Martinez, RF
6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
7. James McCann, C
8. Jose Iglesias, SS
9. SP David Price, LHP (6-2, 2.44 ERA)