The Reds were trailing, 6-5, when Guillen crushed a 2-0 pitch from Vizcaino (0-2) over the center field wall to power Cincinnati to its fifth straight victory.
"The attitude was there from everybody," Guillen said. "We said, 'We are going to get them.' When he (Vizcaino) threw the first two for balls, I knew I was going to get a good pitch. It was right there (over the plate)."
homered off reliever
leading off the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday as the Reds pulled out a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The following day, the fans at The Great American Ball Park were provided another treat. Activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier Tuesday, pinch hitter
smacked a game-winning two-run homer off
in the bottom of the ninth inning as Cincinnati posted a dramatic 6-5 victory over St. Louis.
"It's hard to explain," Reds center fielder
said. "As soon as we got a runner on in the ninth, we knew it was going to happen. Everybody felt we would score some runs.
"After Jose touched home plate and we bounced, I looked at Booney and Case and we just shook our heads."
The Reds trailed by two entering the bottom of the ninth. There were runners on the corners when Kearns doubled home a run off Brewers closer
to make it 5-4, pinch runner
Wily Mo Pena
appeared to run through a stop sign and was nailed at the plate. Kearns advanced to third on the throw.
Kearns scored when Boone reached on an error by Brewers first baseman
"Every pitch I missed, they hit," DeJean said. "They were not very good pitches. They were in the hitting zone. I feel terrible for (Milwaukee starter Matt) Kinney. He pitched a great game. Our offense and defense plugged away."
DeJean recorded his second blown save of the season after converting seven straight opportunities.
The Reds then loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but
grounded into a fielder's choice at first, allowing Sexson to get the force at the plate, and pinch hitter
popped out to second to send the game into extra innings.
"I don't know if you can count on it every night, but it sets off the fireworks," Reds manager
said. "It gets the crowd excited. It's a long season. If we keep playing like this, I don't worry about our record and getting to .500."
(1-0) picked up the win despite yielding a run in the top of the 10th.
Kearns' three-run shot in the first gave the Reds a 3-0 cushion. He moved into a tie with Sexson and Houston's
for the National League lead with 11 home runs.
John Vander Wal
belted a two-run blast in the second and
duplicated the feat in the fourth to put the Brewers in front, 4-3. Jenkins then added an RBI single in the fifth to open a two-run cushion for Milwaukee.