Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/23/12
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When Bronson Arroyo took the mound against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night, it should have been a recipe for success for the home team. In his last six regular season starts against the Phillies, Arroyo was 0-6 with a 10.29 ERA. Arroyo faced the Phils twice in 2011. He allowed 15 runs on 18 hits in those two games. But the only thing that stood in between Arroyo and a run at perfection was the imperfect but five-tool-talented former Phillies top prospect Domonic Brown. The 24-year-old Brown, who earned his third big league promotion when the Phillies traded away outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino last month, hit a two-out, solo home run off Arroyo to break up a perfect game bid in the fifth inning. The Phillies lost 3-2 and were out-hit by the Reds 11-4. Brown accounted for half of the offense, going 2-for-3 with a home run and a double. "It was a low-scoring game and Brown had the hits for us," Manuel said of his 24-year-old right fielder, ...
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