Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Mark Lollo,
Attendance - 41750

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 28-42 13-22 15-20 L1
Cincinnati 39-31 21-14 18-17 W1

Recap

Reds 6, Twins 0: Brandon Phillips homered as part of a four-run fourth inning and Johnny Cueto tossed seven shutout frames as the host Reds snapped a season-high four-game losing streak.

Cueto (9-3) gave up three hits with a season-high nine strikeouts on 118 pitches, and matched a career high by winning his fourth consecutive start.

Phillips hit a two-run shot in the fourth off Brian Duensing (1-3), who was making his first start of the season after 30 relief appearances.

After cruising through the first three innings, Duensing opened the fourth by walking Joey Votto, who scored on Phillips’ homer. Jay Bruce followed with a single and scored on Scott Rolen’s double.

Anthony Swarzak replaced Duensing and allowed Rolen to score the fourth run of the inning on Cueto’s sacrifice fly.

Leading 5-0, Cincinnati added another run in the bottom of the eighth against Matt Capps, who was making his first appearance since June 15 after being out with right shoulder inflammation.

Minnesota, which has lost seven of its last 10 games, struck out nine times and managed just three hits. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Twins’ Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 in his first start since June 17. Mauer, who had been out with a bruised right thigh, got the start at first base. …Sean Casey, Dan Driessen, and John Reilly were inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame prior to the game. …Duensing is the 10th pitcher to start for Minnesota this season. …Rolen had two hits and is 5-for-7 in the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cincinnati
Brian Duensing Player Johnny Cueto
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 9
4 Hits 3
12.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Cincinnati
Ryan Doumit Player Scott Rolen
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 3 0 4 .103 8 10 0 1 0 1
Cincinnati 8 1 14 .258 16 4 5 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Reds have a W/L % of .513 after a win and .613 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Twins have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .429 after a loss.