Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/13
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Reds starter Mike Leake struggled again Sunday. Leake was knocked out in the fifth inning in the Colorado Rockies' 7-4 victory over Cincinnati. Leake (11-6) allowed six runs and eight hits and struck out four in 4 1-3 innings. In his past four starts, Leake is 1-1 with a 7.89 ERA, following a stretch where he gave up three or fewer runs in 12 of 15 starts from May 15 to Aug. 4. ''I still feel like I'm making pitches,'' Leake said. ''Just two or three mistakes per game kind of got me. Maybe in the past, when I was missing kind off the plate instead of on the plate. So that could probably be a part of it.'' Todd Helton doubled for his 2,500th career hit, Michael Cuddyer homered among his four hits and the Rockies overcame the loss of starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to win the deciding game of the series. Helton became the 96th player in major league history to reach 2,500 hits. Cuddyer went 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Shin-Soo Choo homered and had three hits for the Reds. Chris He...
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