Cin 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
Mil 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Date of game: 7/10/2013

Recap: Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips drove in three runs to lead Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to avoid a three-game sweep at Miller park.

Phillips went 2-for-5 and started off the scoring in the first inning when he knocked in Shin-Soo Choo on a line drive single to left field. Choo also had a solid day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.

Mike Leake (8-4) earned the win for the Reds after pitching 8 1/3 strong innings. The right-hander gave up two runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Leake did not allow a baserunner after the fifth inning.

"It wasnt the best game I've pitched. They put some pressure on me, they made me work, but I definitely made some pitches when I needed to. It would've been a graveyard in here if we didnt pull this one out." said Leake on his performance.

All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman recorded the final two outs of the game to solidify the win for Cincinnati.

Milwaukee batters did not provide their pitchers much run support. Sean Halton hit his first home run of the season for the Brewers in the fifth inning. His solo shot to left center field was one of only two Milwaukee runs.

Johnny Hellweg (0-3) pitched allowed four runs on four hits with five walks over 4 1/3. Hellweg is winless over four career starts. The right-hander was sent down to Single-A Wisconsin after the game. He was not sent to Triple-A or Double-A since the leagues will be on break.

"I'm just trying to stay positive. I'm just going to try to go down there and get a good feeling to try to get back up here and help as soon as I can," said Hellweg. "I feel like I have a lot more to show and show that I can contribute up here and help the team."

Milwaukee responded in the first inning to tie the game at one when Carlos Gomez hit a sacrifice fly to score Logan Schafer.

The Reds loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning against Hellweg, but they only brought in one run. Devin Mesoraco lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Jay Bruce. Leake, though, hit into a double play to end the inning. Despite scoring six runs, the Reds went 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

"I don't want to sound greedy, but we have to cash in more, we have to get more two-out hits," said Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker referring to the runners that were left in scoring position.

Phillips' RBI groundout scored Zack Cozart from third base in the top of the third inning to give Cincinnati a 3-1 edge.

The Brewers had a chance to answer back in the bottom half, but Jeff Bianchi was thrown out at home by third baseman Todd Frazier after a Jean Segura squeeze bunt attempt.

Cozart scored on Bruce's ground out in the fifth inning to give the Reds a three-run cushion, but Hellweg homered in the home half to make it 4-2.

The Reds added two more runs in the seventh. With two on and one out, Phillips laced a single to center field to score Choo. Bruce followed with an RBI single to center to push Joey Votto across to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Phillips is the first Reds second baseman to be voted as an All-Star game starter since Joe Morgan did it in 7 consecutive seasons from 1972-78... The Reds' leadoff batters reached base in each the first seven innings.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Easley puts himself back in the mix

There are plenty of boom-or-bust types in every draft, but perhaps none in the 2014 version poses a more interesting dilemma for NFL teams than former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Memphis G Calathes suspended 20 games

Less than 24 hours before the seventh- seeded Grizzlies open their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced they will be without the services of reserve point guard Nick Calathes.

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.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.