CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds say hundreds of counterfeit tickets for the team's opening-day game are believed to have been sold on the streets prior to the matchup with the Miami Marlins.
The Reds said Friday that at least 47 of the counterfeit tickets were presented for admission to Thursday's game at Great American Ball Park.
A Reds' ticket operations official says counterfeiters have gotten so good at making fake tickets look real that it's nearly impossible for buyers to recognize the difference. But the ticket operations director says the ballpark's technology immediately rejects counterfeit tickets.
The Reds, who are cooperating with the police investigation, are recommending buyers use authorized Reds ticket agents when buying game tickets.
The Reds' 4-0 victory over the Marlins drew one of the team's biggest crowds.