Cincinnati 3, Philadelphia 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - CB Bucknor, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 41794

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 76-49 41-22 35-27 W2
Philadelphia 57-67 27-35 30-32 L2

Recap

Reds 3, Phillies 2: Bronson Arroyo pitched three-hit ball into the ninth inning and Jay Bruce hit his team-leading 26th home run to help visiting Cincinnati beat Philadelphia for the second straight night. 

Arroyo (10-7) retired the first 14 batters he faced before Domonic Brown jumped on a first-pitch sinker for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth. The veteran right-hander struck out four before leaving after giving up a leadoff single in the ninth to win for the sixth time in his last seven starts and defeat the Phillies for the first time since 2000. He was charged with two runs in eight innings. 

Aroldis Chapman finished it off for Arroyo, allowing an RBI single to Ty Wigginton before picking up his 31st save and matching a franchise record by converting his 23rd consecutive save opportunity. John Franco (1988) and Rob Dibble (1991) held the previous mark. 

The Reds staked Arroyo to a 2-0 lead in the fifth, getting RBI singles from Drew Stubbs and Ryan Ludwick. Brown's homer cut it to 2-1, but Bruce launched a solo shot into the second deck in right in the eighth. Arroyo and Chapman made it stand up. 

Phillies starter Vance Worley (6-9) put together his best outing of the month, allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings, but remained winless in his last four starts. 

Brown had two of Philadelphia's four hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arroyo was 0-6 with a 10.29 ERA in his previous six regular-season starts against Philadelphia. … Reds SS Zack Cozart extended his hitting streak to nine games, and fellow rookie Todd Frazier pushed his streak to seven games. Both are career highs. … Reds C Devin Mesoraco completed his two-game suspension stemming from an argument with umpire Chad Fairchild on July 30. … The Phillies had won 15 of 16 against Cincinnati before losing the past two nights. … The Reds improved to 26-11 since star 1B Joey Votto (knee) last played July 15. … Both teams wore throwback uniforms from the 1991 season for 90s Retro Night at Citizens Bank Park. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Philadelphia
Bronson Arroyo Player Vance Worley
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 8
2.25 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   Philadelphia
Ryan Hanigan Player Domonic Brown
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 1 16 .314 16 5 3 2 0 1
Philadelphia 4 1 8 .129 6 4 2 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Phillies have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .409 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Reds have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .612 after a loss.
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