Video: Jesse Winker hits walk-off two-run home run in 13th inning against Rockies

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Reds outfielder Jesse Winker didn’t start Thursday afternoon’s game against the Rockies, but he made quite an impact anyway. The 24-year-old hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th inning against Chris Rusin, completing the Reds’ impressive comeback effort that began in the eighth inning.

The Reds trailed 5-2 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but they loaded the bases with no outs against Mike Dunn. After Scott Oberg relieved Dunn, the Reds had two run-producing outs to close the gap to 5-4. In the bottom of the ninth, closer Wade Davis uncorked two wild pitches. The first moved runners to second and third. The second of the wild pitches brought in the tying run, setting the stage for Winker four innings later.

Winker finished the afternoon 3-for-3 and is now batting .263/.368/.357 with a pair of home runs, 15 RBI, and 21 runs scored in 201 plate appearances on the season.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year, $58.5M deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year, $58.5 million contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, gets $19.5 million in each of the next three seasons.

He spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu was scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.

He would get a $200,000 for winning an MVP award, $175,000 for finishing second in the voting, $150,000 for third, $125,000 for fourth and $100,000 for fifth. Abreu also would get $100,000 for earning World Series MVP and $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $75,000 for making the All-Star team and $75,000 for winning a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger.

Abreu gets a hotel suite on road trips and the right to buy a luxury suite for all Astros home games.