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Reds: How sweep it is!



SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 29: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulated by Brayan Pena #29 after the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Final: Reds 4 Giants 0 Boxscore
Homer Bailey was nails, going the distance on a 3-hitter, and the Reds followed their formula of scoring first and piling on runs, in a 4-0 win over the Giants. The win completes the Reds first four game road sweep of the Giants since May of 1972.
*Homer Bailey took a no-hitter two outs into the 7th, before Buster Posey broke it up with a single. Leading just 1-0, the Reds piled on 3 runs in the 9th to create breathing room for Bailey to finish what he started.
*Bailey: 9 IN, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 107 pitches/75 strikes.
*Gregor Blanco walked to lead off the 4th inning, Bailey's first base-runner allowed, but was caught stealing 3rd.
*Posey broke up no-hitter with 2-outs in 7th, but Bailey got big K of Michael Morse with runners on the corners to end 7th inning.
*Reds outscored Giants 20-6 and outhit 42-21.
*A sweep, on the road, vs a 1st place team, on the West Coast.
*Reds have won season best 5 in a row. 
*Now 6-1 on the trip.
*Reds have won 8 of 9 and 11 of 14 and 14 of 18. 
*Reds have won 8 of last 10 vs 1st place teams. 
*8-1 record since blowing 8 run lead and losing to Jays.
*Reds now 18-9 in June and 24-20 on road.
*Since being shutout by Arizona's Josh Collmenter on May 29, and falling season low 23-29, Reds have gone 20-9.
*Reds pick up game on Brewers and move percentage points ahead of Cards for 2nd in Central, .5309 to 6.5 games back of Milwaukee.
*1st time Reds have been alone in 2nd all season.
*Reds 43-38 at official midway point of season.
*8th shutout of season for Reds pitching. 
*Reds 1st sweep of season....and first since Sept 16-17-18 vs Houston last year.
*1st four game sweep on road since 2002 at Milwaukee.
*The Reds scored 1st for the 15th time in the last 18 games.
*2 hits: Pena, Schumaker, Fraizer.
*Billy Hamilton RBI 2B. Now has 16 doubles and 28 RBI. Only Charlie Blackmon (Rockies) with 41 and Matt Carpenter (Cards) 31, have more RBI from the leadoff spot than Hamilton.
*Brayan Pena tripled, his first since September 22, 2012...and 2nd of career.
*Pena has a quadruple-double for the first time in his 10-year career: 2B, 3B, HR, SB in same season.
*Skip Schumaker made a big catch, banging into wall in first inning.
*Zack Cozart made a diving stop, throw in 9th. 
*Say what you want about the 8th hitting SS, I'll take him.
*Was Brayan Pena wearing the plastic Reds helmet that I wore as a kid, during his post game interview?
*Reds 18-21 prior to Votto injury, 11-12 in his absence and 14-5 since his return.
Piling it on
Reds have score 2 or more runs in an inning 25 times in last 20 games:
2 run inning: 10 times
3 run inning: 7 times
4 run inning: 2 times
5 run inning: 4 times
7 run inning: 1 time
8 run inning: 1 time
T3: Hamilton RBI 2B, 1-0 Reds
T9: Phillips sac fly, 2-0 Reds
T9: Pena RBI infield 1B, 3-0 Reds
T9: Schumaker RBI infield 1B, 4-0 Reds


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