Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Iannetta delivered a two-run single in the top of the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
A crowd of 43,168, the largest for a regular-season game at Great American Ball Park, had gathered to take in the first-ever interleague Opening Day matchup.
What they witnessed was an incredible pitching duel, and the Angels were finally able to break through against Cincinnati's bullpen.
Los Angeles had stranded two men in the 11th and wasted a one-out triple by Peter Bourjos in the next frame.
In the 13th, however, Iannetta ripped a bases-loaded single off J.J. Hoover (0-1) past diving third baseman Todd Frazier to score high-priced free-agent acquisition Josh Hamilton and Howie Kendrick.
Ernesto Frieri worked around a one-out walk in the bottom of the inning to earn the save.