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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a pair of homers off Brandon Beachy on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in another game of all-or-nothing.
Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart also homered off Beachy (5-2) as the Reds got the best of another high-powered game. The teams have combined for 10 homers in the two games, seven of them by Cincinnati.
The Reds moved a season-high four games over .500 at 23-19 with their fourth straight win.
Mat Latos (3-2) gave up five hits, including the first of Michael Bourn's two solo homers, in seven innings for his third straight win. Left-hander Aroldis Chapman fanned two in the ninth for his second save, hitting 100 mph three times in 18 pitches.
The Cuban pitched for the first time since his arrest early Monday morning for driving 93 mph on an interstate in suburban Columbus, Ohio. Police said he had a suspended license.
Chapman got a loud ovation when he left the bullpen. He hasn't allowed an earned run this season, prompting the Reds to try him in as closer.
Caleb Lloyd, a college student who caught two home run balls in Cincinnati's 4-1 win on Monday night, was an honorary captain for Tuesday's game. He and coach Billy Hatcher took out the lineup card, giving Lloyd a chance to tell his story to the umpires.
And, no, he didn't catch any of the five balls hit into the stands in the teams' second straight night of home run derby.
Beachy is one of the majors' best at keeping the ball in the park -- every park except Great American, that is. He hadn't given up two homers in a game since his start there on July 24.
Took him only four innings to top it.
The right-hander had allowed only one homer in his first eight games this season, tied for fewest in the majors by a starter. Phillips hit a full-count pitch 422 feet to center field for a 2-0 lead in the first inning, setting the tone.
Cozart hit his second homer in two games, and Phillips led off the fourth inning with another homer for a 4-2 lead. It was Phillips' ninth career multihomer game and the fifth by a Reds player this season.
Just like on Monday night, the Braves gave it a shot but couldn't hit enough homers to keep up.
Bourn homered on Latos' sixth pitch, his first game-opening homer of the season and the third of his career. Bourn also homered off Logan Ondrusek in the eighth for his first career multihomer game.
Jason Heyward had an RBI double in the fourth, the only run of the series that hasn't come off a homer. Freddie Freeman just missed a homer in the inning, lining the ball off the wall in center. He was thrown out by Drew Stubbs while trying for second base.
NOTES: Braves 3B Chipper Jones took infield practice, moving gingerly around the infield. Jones missed his fourth straight game with a swollen left calf, hit by a hard grounder on Friday night. He might be back in the lineup on Wednesday. ... C Brian McCann was a late scratch after he became ill. ... Reds RH Nick Masset, sidelined since spring training by an inflamed pitching shoulder, hopes to resume throwing later this week. ... RH Bronson Arroyo makes his 300th career start on Wednesday, facing Atlanta's Tommy Hanson. Arroyo is 114-107 career.
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Brandon Beachy has a tendency to lose things when hes on the road.
He left his phone charger on the Braves first road trip. He replaced it, but lost the new one on the next trip.
Beachy had no trouble remembering his charger in Chicago earlier this month, but wasnt afraid to let his 17,000-plus Twitter followers know that he left his wallet and phone in a cab in the Windy City...
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Aroldis Chapman was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license early Monday, a few hours after it appeared he was in line to become the Cincinnati Reds' next closer.
General manager Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker met with Chapman following a 4-1 win over Atlanta on Monday night to get details of the pitcher's arrest, which they didn't know about...
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A Reds fan named Caleb Lloyd caught back-to-back homers from Zach Cozart and Mike Leake in the fourth inning on Monday night in a game between the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds.What are the chances of that happening ever again? It was quite an evening for Lloyd who gave the first home run ball to his friend's uncle who got him the ticket to the game, and the second ball...
Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will get more chances to close games for the Cincinnati Reds.
Chapman picked up his second career save on Sunday by finishing off a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees. The Reds have been looking for someone to take the spot of closer Ryan Madson, out for the season with a torn elbow ligament.
The hard-throwing Cuban may be the answer.
Manager Dusty Baker...
Drew Sutton has been traded to Tampa Bay for ptbnl or cash.
— Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) May 21, 2012
It was over before it ever started.
Just yesterday, the Pirates acquired Drew Sutton from Atlanta for cash. He now has been traded to Tampa Bay for a player to be named later or cash. I would assume that it is going to be for a player, because if not, it means the Pirates...
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For a guy seemingly locked in mediocrity, as least as far as his batting average was concerned, it was a special moment for the 33-year-old outfielder.
Around 12:42 am Monday morning, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was stopped by Grove City, Ohio when he was caught doing 93 mph on Interstate 71 North near Interstate 270.
Police took Chapman into custody after they discovered that Chapman had a suspended Kentucky license.
Police cited Chapman for speeding and driving with a suspended license and released him after he posted bail.
Via: According to a police report, Chapman, 24, was caught driving 93 mph on I-71 at the 99.8 mile marker around 12:35 a.m. Monday. The speed limit is 65 mph. Chapman was driving a black 1999 Mercedes S63. During the traffic stop, police found that Chapman had a suspended license through the state of Kentucky. Let’s all realize that Grove City is a Columbus suburb. The Reds...
5/22 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Miguel Rojas went 1-4 with a double.
Danny Dorn went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 2-3 with a double.
Brett Tomko allowed 1 run in 7 innings with 6 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Wirfin Obispo allowed an unearned run in an inning of work.
Brett Tomko lowered his ERA to 3.18 on the season. Cody Puckett raised his line...
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier hit a one-out homer in the ninth inning Wednesday night, extending the Cincinnati Reds' best surge of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds won their fifth in a row, leaving them five games over .500 (24-19) for the first time this season.
Frazier connected for his first game-ending homer on the second pitch from Cristhian...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was out for the third straight game Monday because of a bruised left calf, saying he's a day or two away from being able to play.
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