Phillips homers in Reds' 3-1 win over Giants

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 27, 2014 at 12:13 am •  Published: June 27, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run and double, and scored twice in his return to the lineup, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday night.

Mike Leake (6-6) allowed four hits in eight innings, had a career-high 12 strikeouts and walked one, which was intentional. He's still looking for his first major league shutout.

Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.

Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each added two hits for the Reds, who have won five of six. Bruce doubled in the seventh and has an extra-base hit in each of his last seven games, the longest streak by a Reds player since Dave Parker did it in eight straight in 1986.

Adam Duvall, making his major league debut, hit a home run for the Giants, who lost for the 12th time in 16 games.

Ryan Vogelsong (5-4) allowed a run on five hits over six innings one day after Tim Lincecum threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. He struck out seven and walked one.

Jean Machi, who allowed Phillips' home run leading off the seventh, had his scoreless streak end at 25 1-3 innings.

Zack Cozart and Ryan Ludwick also drove in runs for the Reds, who have won eight of their last 10 games, including playoffs, in San Francisco.

The Reds ended a scoreless duel with a run in the fifth. Phillips, who missed the last three games with a bruised heel, led off with a single. Two outs later, Cozart doubled him home.

Bruce followed Phillips' homer with a double and scored on Ludwick's single.

Duvall hit a 0-2 pitch from Leake into the left field bleachers to put the Giants on the scoreboard.

Leake allowed a two-out double to Buster Posey in the first and then retired 15 of the next 16 hitters before Hunter Pence's triple in the sixth.

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