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Reds: Winning, but spinning



SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Mike Leake #44 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park on June 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) 

Final: Reds 3 Giants 1 Boxscore
Mike Leake struck out a career high 12 and the Reds offense was helped by the return of Brandon Phillips in a 3-1 win over the Giants.
*Reds move 2 games above .500 for first time this season (40-38)
*Reds have won 5 of 6, 8 of 11 and 11 of 15.
*Reds have gained just .5 games on Brewers over last 2 weeks. 
*Since beating Brewers 2 weeks ago today...and winning 4 straight series, Reds have lost a half game in standings.
*Reds 7.5 games back of Brewers, 2 out of Wild Card.
*Reds have scored 1st in 13 of their last 15 games.
*Leake: 8 IN, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 12 K (career high K), 109 pitches/72 strikes)
*Leake got a huge K of Pablo Sandoval to escape trouble in 6th and pumped his fist.
*Leake last 2 starts: 16 IN, 2 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 18 K.
*Leake previous 3 starts: 15.1 IN, 26 H, 14 R, 8.22 ERA.
*Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th for his 15th save.
*Dating back to last season Chapman has recorded at least 1 strikeout in each of his last 33 appearance, the longest active streak in the Major Leagues by a reliever and the fourth-longest streak in Major League history by a reliever, since 1900.
*Pitching, pitching, pitching: 22nd Reds have allowed 1 run or fewer, 30th time allowing 2 runs or fewer.
*Brandon Phillips delivered 2B, HR, scored twice his his return after missing 3 games with a sore heel.
*Jay Bruce extended his hit streak to seven games, going 3-4, 2B, R. 
*Bruce has produced an extra-base hit in each of his last 7 games, the longest such streak by a Reds player since Joey Votto's 7-game extra-base hit streak from 9/19-9/26, 2009. No Reds batter has produced an extra-base hit in more than 7 straight games since Dave Parker's 8-game extra-base hit streak from 7/13-7/23, 1986. The team record for consecutive games with an extra-base hit is 9, held by Pete Rose (7/31-8/8, 1966).
*2 hits: Frazier, Phillips
*3 hits: Bruce
*Frazier 10th SB, had 6 last season and 10 in first 3 years and 319 games.
T5: Zack Cozart RBI 2B, 1-0 Reds.
T7: Brandon Phillips, HR, 2-0 Reds.
T7: Ryan Ludwick, RBI 1B, 3-0 Reds.
B7: Adam Duvall, HR, 1st career HR, 3-1.


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