Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 45091

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 11 1
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 75-49 41-22 34-27 W1
Philadelphia 57-66 27-34 30-32 L1


Reds 5, Phillies 4: Zack Cozart hit a go-ahead home run off Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon to lead off the ninth and National League Central leader Cincinnati snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Phillies.

The Reds, who have won nine of 12, were held scoreless through six innings before rallying to score three runs and chase starter Cliff Lee in the seventh. 

The Phillies twice rallied to tie it, but a Reds rookie answered with a solo homer on each occasion. Todd Frazier hit a two-out blast off Antonio Bastardo for a 4-3 lead in the eighth. After Kevin Frandsen's RBI triple tied it again in the bottom of the inning, Cozart launched the first pitch from Papelbon (3-5) into the left-field seats for the decisive run. 

The Phillies couldn't muster another rally against Aroldis Chapman, who struck out Chase Utley to strand the tying run at third for his 30th save. Chapman has converted 22 straight save opportunities, one shy of the franchise record.

The Reds had a 3-1 lead when starter Homer Bailey left with one out in the seventh, but Jimmy Rollins' two-run double off Sean Marshall tied it at 3. All three runs (two earned) were charged to Bailey, who allowed seven hits and struck out six. 

Jonathan Broxton (3-3) picked up the win despite allowing Frandsen's RBI triple in the eighth. 

Lee allowed three runs (two earned) on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out nine. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reds C Devin Mesoraco sat out the first of a two-game suspension stemming from an argument with umpire Chad Fairchild on July 30. Mesoraco initially was suspended for three games but had his penalty reduced by one game on appeal. … The Phillies had won 15 of 16 against the Reds dating to the 2010 playoffs. … Frandsen went 3-for-4 and made a pair of highlight-reel plays at third base for the Phillies. He is hitting .350 in 21 games since being acquired from San Francisco. … The teams will wear throwback uniforms from the 1991 season for Wednesday's game. … Lee is the only pitcher in the majors with at least 20 starts and only two wins. … Reds prospect Billy Hamilton stole four bases for Double-A Pensacola on Tuesday, breaking Vince Coleman's record with 147 stolen bases this season. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Philadelphia
Homer Bailey Player Cliff Lee
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 6.2
6 Strikeouts 9
7 Hits 9
2.84 ERA 2.70
Cincinnati   Philadelphia
Todd Frazier Player Kevin Frandsen
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 5
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 2 20 .297 15 13 5 2 0 1
Philadelphia 11 0 15 .306 19 8 4 2 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Phillies have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Reds have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .612 after a loss.
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