H E
Phi 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0
Cin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
Date of game: 9/5/2012

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Roy Halladay spun 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday, as the Philadelphia Phillies downed the Cincinnati Reds, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.

Halladay (9-7) scattered eight hits and walked one with five strikeouts to earn his third consecutive winning decision.

Erik Kratz clubbed a three-run home run and Chase Utley added a two-run blast, as the Phillies wrapped up a six-game road trip at 4-2.

"I feel like the young guys that have come in and play every day have been very good for us and kind of given us a little bit of life," Halladay said. "I feel like our pitching the last month has been a lot better."

Mike Leake (7-9) was tagged for six runs on six hits and one walk over just 2 1/3 innings to absorb the loss.

Jay Bruce finished with three hits, including a solo home run and two RBI for the Reds, who have dropped eight straight season series against Philadelphia.

Joey Votto stroked a pair of base hits as he returned to the Reds lineup for the first time since July 15 while recovering from a pair of surgeries on his left knee.

"I think it went better than I expected," Votto said of his return. "I was very happy to be back in the lineup and playing again. Unfortunately, it came with a loss."

The Phillies struck first as Ryan Howard and John Mayberry stroked back-to- back singles to start the second before Domonic Brown slapped a single into left-center field to score Howard for a 1-0 lead.

Kratz then launched a 2-2 slider into the first row in left field to provide the Phillies with a four-run lead.

The Phils tacked on two more in the third, as Juan Pierre worked a leadoff walk before Utley jumped on a first-pitch sinker and crushed it to straightaway center field, extending the margin to 6-0.

Cincinnati got on the board in the fourth as Bruce clubbed a two-out double into right field to score Chris Heisey, who singled to start the frame.

Halladay stifled the Reds from there, despite allowing a baserunner in each of the next four innings, including a one-out single to Heisey in the eighth.

Antonio Bastardo entered and fanned Votto before flying out Ryan Ludwick to end the eighth.

Jonathan Papelbon served up a leadoff blast to Bruce in the ninth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Phillies won four of the seven matchups against the Reds this season. Cincinnati last won a season series against Philadelphia in 2003 (5-4) ... Leake fell to 0-3 in five career starts against Philadelphia ... Reds shortstop Didi Gregorius made his major league debut. He finished 0-for-4.

In the FCS Huddle: No. 3 Coastal at highest ranking

Coastal Carolina's football program lost enough key players from the best team in program history that there could have been cause for concern entering the 2014 season.

NASCAR News
Keselowski on pole with track record at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski's winning momentum in the Sprint Cup Series continued on Friday, as he claimed the pole for the Sylvania 300 with a new track qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.