Leake (6-6) allowed one run on four hits for his third straight
win and Aroldis Chapman worked around Buster Posey’s leadoff double
in the ninth for his 15th save. Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 and scored
twice for the Reds, who have won 11 of their last 15 games to move a
season-high two games over .500.
The Giants lost for the 12th time in their last 16 games despite
Adam Duvall’s first major league hit, a leadoff homer in the
seventh. Cincinnati broke a scoreless tie in the fifth on Zack
Cozart’s two-out RBI double off Ryan Vogelsong (5-4), who yielded
one run while striking out seven over six frames.
Phillips put the Reds ahead 2-0 with a leadoff homer in the seventh
off Jean Machi, who saw his scoreless streak come to an end after 25
1/3 innings. Phillips returned after missing three consecutive games
with a bruised right heel and had two hits in four at-bats.
Cincinnati added an insurance run as Bruce followed Phillips’ blast
with a ground-rule double and scored on Ryan Ludwick's single up the
middle past a diving Brandon Crawford. Posey went 2-for-3 for the
Giants, who struck out 13 times.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Reds C Devin Mesoraco went 0-for-4 with two
strikeouts, snapping his eight-game hitting streak. … Duvall made
his first major league start at first base in place of Michael
Morse, who was scratched from the starting lineup due to illness. …
Bruce has produced an extra-base hit in each of his last seven
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