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Reds: Had to have it, got it. 13-4 over Brewers

 

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MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 15: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with Joey Votto after hitting a two run homer in the top of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 15, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Final: Reds 13 Brewers 4 Boxscore
*Reds had to have it and got it. Won series. Move within 7 games.
*Had they lost, they would have lost series and been season worst 9 games out.
*Reds now 33-35 on season. Next up: 3 in Pittsburgh.
*Leading 5-4 in 8th, Reds played add on baseball late to blow it open, delivering 6 straight hits and tacking on 4 runs in the inning. They followed with 3 more runs in the 9th. 
*Season high 13 runs and 19 hits/9 different Reds with at least one hit.
*Reds 19 hits, 1 walk.
*10 different Reds scored a run, 9 had hits, 7 drove in runs.
*9 run margin of victory largest of season. Previous was 8, 12-4 over Rays, April 13.
*4 hits Ludwick, 3 hits Hamilton, Mesoraco, 2 hits Phillips, Votto.
*6 RBI series for Brandon Philips. 4 RBI day for Frazier.
*Reds record 5-2 vs Brewers this year, 12 games remaining, outscoring 39-23.
*Reds 4-2 since Votto returned.
*One day after bullpen caved in, it was excellent: Parra, LeCure, Cingrani: 4 IN, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.
*Hamilton's 5th 3-hit game of year...+ 3 K.
*Mesoraco entered game 2 for 29 and 10 for 72, went 3 for 5.
*Billy Hamilton HR RH Saturday, HR LH Sunday....back-to-back AB.
*Golden D: Jay Bruce made a hell of a running catch near warning track, pivoted and threw to 1st to double up Carlos Gomez in 4th.
*Mike Leake allowed BB and H to .048 hitting pitcher?
*Brewers made 5 errors in series.
*I wasn't all that impressed by the Brewers.
*Leake: 5 IN, 4 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 3 K...he started leaking oil in the 4th inning.
Bullpen:
*Parra (2), LeCure (1), teamed up to complete 6th.
*Big 7th for LeCure, lead off 1B, DP and ground out.
*Tony Cingrani pitched 8th/9th: 2 IN, 1 BB.
*1st relief appearance for Cingrani since June 28, 2013 vs Texas, in relief of injured Johnny Cueto. 
Scoring
T1: Billy Hamilton leadoff HR, 1-0 Reds.
T1: Phillips 2-run HR after Joey Votto 1B, 3-0 Reds.
B4: Marco Estrada RBI 1B, 3-1 Reds, Scooter Gennet 2-run 2B, 3-3.
T5: Frazier rocket 2-run HR #15, after Hamilton 1B, 5-3 Reds.
B5: J. Lucroy HR, 5-4 Reds.
T8: Devin Mesoraco RBI 1B, Skip Schumaker PH RBI 1B, Hamilton RBI 1B, Votto BB, Phillips SF RBI, 10-4 Reds.
T9: Cozart RBI ground out, Frazier 2-run 2B, 13-4 Reds.

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MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 15: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 15, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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