Boone drove in the go-ahead run with a single against
with two outs in the top of the ninth as the Reds handed the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
a sixth straight defeat, 7-6.
It was the 17th time in the Reds' 32 victories that they scored the winning run in their final at-bat. Boone also smacked a walk-off home run to defeat St. Louis on May 5.
"This is normal, I don't even get nervous anymore," said Reds manager
, Aaron's father. "We just ride it out."
The game was tied in the ninth, 6-6, when
rapped a one-out single against Colome (1-3). After Ken Griffey Jr. struck out, Guillen advanced to second on a wild pitch.
was walked intentionally before
rapped a single into left field to plate Guillen.
"I saw him last night,"
said about Colome. "I was able to swing at strikes off him. Last night I walked and tonight my concentration was good. I had a bad at-bat before and just tried to concentrate on getting a strike. And then I got one and I got a pretty good piece of it."
retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth before throwing a wild pitch on a third strike to
, allowing the
second baseman to reach. But Williamson responded by striking out rookie
to cap the Reds' 15th one-run victory.
It was Williamson's 15th save and second in as many days.
(6-2) yielded one hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings to record the win. The Reds' bullpen combined for five scoreless innings, striking out six batters without a walk.
"I haven't played in a while," Stinnett said. "Two outs, you just try to get a pitch in the middle of the plate and not be too anxious. (
) left a pitch in the middle of the plate and made a mistake and I was able to get some good wood on it."
"I threw it and he hit it," Brazelton said. "There was nothing special about it. I thought I made a pretty good pitch, but he hit it. He hit it a long way."
But Tampa Bay rallied for five runs in the bottom of the frame and tied the contest in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by
Riedling surrendered six runs - five earned - and six hits in four-plus innings to remain winless.
"It seems like when they get a little spark, it's like I'm throwing gas out there and it explodes into one of those big innings," Riedling said.
The Reds' starters are just 2-11 with a 7.28 ERA in their last 24 starts.
"Heredia did a great job and Reitsma was fantastic,"
said. "We play like this every day. This is nothing new for us."
Brazelton gave up six runs and six hits in five-plus innings. He was roughed up for eight runs in just 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the
"He's not ready to pitch in the big leagues," Tampa Bay manager
said. "He's going to be a fine major league pitcher at some point, but he's not ready to be here. He's here out of necessity."
"I have to find a way to pitch a whole game, not two-to-three innings," Brazelton said. "I know I'm still learning, but at some part you have to start doing. I can't go around all year saying I'm learning. I've got to start doing and I need to get there sooner than later."