Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 8/20/12
Mlb_baseball_cincinnati_15da
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz had solo shots to back Roy Halladay, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Monday night. Halladay (7-7) wasn't sharp, allowing five runs and 10 hits in seven innings. But the offense bailed out the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Domonic Brown hit a go-ahead two-run double off Mike Leake (5-8) in a four-run fifth. Mayberry had three hits and three RBIs, Chase Utley, Howard and Kratz each drove in two and Juan Pierre had three hits and three runs. The Phillies have won seven straight over the Reds and 12 of 13, dating to 2010. This was their first meeting this season. The NL-Central leading Reds lost for just the third time in 11 games. The five-time defending NL East champions have won three straight, but are eight games under .500. After the Reds took a 5-4 lead in the fifth, the Phillies answered in the bottom half. Pierre singled and scored on Utley's RBI double. After Howard was intentionally walked, Mayberry ripped an RBI single to tie it. Brown followed with a shot down the line that scored two to chase Leake and give Philadelphia a 7-5 lead. Leake allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. Utley hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Mayberry connected off Jose Arredondo to extend the lead to 10-5. The Reds loaded the bases in the first on three straight singles to start the game. Jay Bruce then ripped a line-drive double off the right-field wall that should've scored two. But Chris Heisey stopped after rounding third and was tagged out at the plate. Scott Rolen's RBI groundout made it 2-0. Pierre hit a double, stole third and scored on Howard's two-out single to cut it to 2-1 in the bottom half. Howard drove one way out to right to tie it at 2 in the third. Kratz went deep to left-center to make it 3-2 in the fourth. Kratz has seven homers in 61 at-bats. The 32-year-old local boy has turned into a fan favorite in his first extended action in the big leagues after 11 seasons in the minors. Filling in for All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz, Kratz is hitting .295 with more extra-bases (13) than singles (5). Cincinnati scored three runs with two outs in the fifth on Heisey's RBI double, Bruce's RBI single and a botched rundown that allowed Phillips to score after Bruce was picked off first. NOTES: Rolen played his 2000th career game at third base. As usual, he was booed by Phillies fans who still haven't forgiven him for demanding a trade in 2002. ... Bruce was 3 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to nine games. He's 16 for 35 in those games. ... Jimmy Rollins snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a sixth-inning double. ... Philadelphia's Antonio Bastardo had two strikeouts in the eighth in his first appearance since Aug. 8. ... LHP Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.83) seeks his first home win this season Tuesday night against Reds RHP Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.16).
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Twitter, Facebook report engagement decline during Super Bowl

Steve Spurrier becomes special assistant to South Carolina AD

Brent Musberger wants you to bet on Joe Lunardi’s bracketology

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

MLB reportedly close to rule preventing collisions at second base

USOC says athletes concern about Zika shouldn't attend Games

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Von Miller shares support for embattled Johnny Manziel

The Panthers had to use a silent snap count at the Super Bowl

Report: Lakers would fire Byron Scott to hire Luke Walton

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Seahawks’ Frank Clark rips Cam Newton ‘that boy a b—‘

Report: Tom Thibodeau has 'always wanted' Knicks job

Daniel Bryan says goodbye to WWE during teary retirement speech

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

WATCH: Oklahoma beats Texas on Buddy Hield's 3-pointer

Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Candidates for New York Knicks head coaching job

Attorney alleges Johnny Manziel ruptured ex-girlfriend's eardrum

Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Lisa Ann wants to reward Emmanuel Sanders for Super Bowl win

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan to announce retirement

Nine best and worst players from 2015 NFL playoffs

Rodman wants Phil Jackson to know he’s ready to coach Knicks

Wade Phillips trolls Cam Newton with dabbing tweet

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker