With the score tied 2-2 in the 12th inning of Monday's game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, the Nats looked to be in position for a walk-off win. They had runners at first and third with two outs. Wilson Ramos lined what looked like a single up the middle.
Then Brandon Phillips happened.
The sure-handed Reds second baseman added another spectacular play to his highlight reel, laying out to snag the line drive, end the inning and send the game into the 13th inning. Wowzer. Even noted Reds fan Charlie Sheen was psyched. Yes, that Charlie Sheen.
Thanks to Phillips, the Reds went on to win the game 4-3 in 15 innings. He was hardly the only hero for Cincinnati, though. Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the 15th that plated Phillips.
Before that, center fielder Billy Hamilton made another game-saving grab, reeling in a 14th inning liner off the bat of Anthony Rendon that would have scored the game-winning run had it dropped.
This was one of those nights in which the game was decided by a matter of inches, and the Reds had the right reach.
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