Phillies 4, Reds 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 03, 2012
Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer off Johnny Cueto during a cloudburst that sent fans scurrying for cover on Monday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. John Mayberry Jr. added a solo homer off Cueto (17-7), who failed in his attempt to become the majors' first 18-game winner. Cueto also lost a day game for the first time this season - he'd been 11-0 in 13 afternoon starts. Rollins' 17th homer made it 3-1 in the fifth inning, when Cueto had trouble keeping his cleats clean on the muddy mound. It was Rollins' 1,999th career hit. Rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd (1-1) got his first major league hit and win. He singled ahead of Rollins' homer to extend the inning. The 25-year-old pitcher gave up four hits, including Jay Bruce's 30th homer, and struck out nine in seven innings. Jonathan Papelbon warmed up before the ninth, only a few hours after he gave up a three-run homer to Chipper Jones that sent the Braves to an 8-7 win in Atlanta. Instead of the Phillies closer, right-hander Phillippe Aumont came on to start the inning and gave up Bruce's two-out, RBI single while getting his first major league save. The Reds returned from a 5-1 road trip that gave them control of the NL Central. The next chore was to move Cueto one win closer to 20 victories, a mark no Cincinnati pitcher has reached since Danny Jackson in 1988. Cueto allowed only a pair of singles through the first four innings. Steven Lerud and Cloyd had two-out singles in the fifth, when the remnant of Hurricane Isaac brought a short burst of rain. Cueto walked around the infield, trying to clear the mud from his cleats between batters. Rollins hit the first pitch into the right field stands, ending Cueto's streak of no more than two runs allowed in any of his last four starts. The grounds crew came out and spread a drying material around the mound. Mayberry extended his hitting streak to five games with his 14th homer an inning later. It was only the second time this season that Cueto gave up two homers in a game, and only the fifth time in 28 starts that he allowed four or more runs. Cloyd gave up Bruce's homer in the second inning, then allowed only one other runner to reach second base. Cloyd has taken the rotation spot of Vance Worley, out for the rest of the season with an elbow injury. Notes: The Reds will promote RH Todd Redmond and RH Pedro Villarreal from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. ... Manager Dusty Baker said players getting September call-ups shouldn't expect to play much right away. ''Right now, these kids here are here to help us,'' Baker said. ''It's not like last year when they were here to see what they could do. If we do clinch this thing, then I could play them some.'' ... Only three Phillies have reached the 2,000-hit mark - Mike Schmidt (2,234), Richie Ashburn (2,217) and Ed Delahanty (2,207). ... Ryan Howard had a 13-pitch at-bat against Cueto in the fourth before grounding out. --- Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Golden Knights owner screws up expansion draft order, announces a selection from the wrong team

Steve Kerr: Warriors will ‘get greedy,’ be even better next season

Report: Pacers in no rush to complete Paul George trade

Phil Jackson and Knicks are looking to trade Porzingis

Oscar De La Hoya: Dana White ‘disrespectful’ for timing of Mayweather-McGregor

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Unlike with the NFL Draft, ESPN will allow reporters to tweet NBA Draft picks before they’re announced

Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Chauncey Billups reportedly gets second interview for Cavs’ GM job

Coach K advocates NBA allowing high school players into draft

Report: ‘Zero truth’ to idea Cavs players told Butler to stay away

Photo depicting Kawhi Leonard sans braids apparently a fake

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

2017 NBA Mock Draft

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

For Giants, failure to act could be the gravest error in a season full of them

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 'Diana Taurasi, greatest of all-time' quiz

Ranking the No. 2 overall NBA Draft picks in the lottery era

Box Score 6/20: NBA annual drama season off to fiery start

The 'Process is shown to be trustworthy once again' quiz

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

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in MLB

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

The Giants' failures for 2017 are complete, time to think of the future

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 'Diana Taurasi, greatest of all-time' quiz

Ranking the No. 2 overall NBA Draft picks in the lottery era

The 'Process is shown to be trustworthy once again' quiz

Diana Taurasi setting the WNBA all-time scoring record is another leap for the league

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