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Zack Cozart hit a tiebreaking homer on Jonathan Papelbon's first pitch in the ninth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Phillies 5-4 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against Philadelphia.
Kevin Frandsen hit a tying RBI triple off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth, but the NL Central-leading Reds went up to stay on Cozart's shot off Papelbon (3-5).
Cliff Lee took a shutout into the seventh before allowing three runs to remain winless at home this season.
The Reds took a 4-3 lead when Todd Frazier connected off Antonio Bastardo with two outs in the eighth for his 18th homer. The Phillies answered against Broxton (2-1). Domonic Brown hit a two-out single, and Frandsen tripled down the right-field line.
Reds starter Homer Bailey gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings. Aroldis Chapman finished for his 30th save in 34 tries. He struck out Chase Utley swinging at 102 mph fastball with the tying run at third to end it.
The five-time defending NL East champ...
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Jonathan Papelbon dropped to a 90% close ratio last night for the Philadelphia Phillies from 93.1%. Will he be able to reach 93% again, which he achieved in 2011?
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Zack Cozart went up swinging when Jonathan Papelbon figured he'd be looking.
Cozart hit a tiebreaking homer on Papelbon's first pitch in the ninth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Phillies 5-4 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against Philadelphia.
"I was looking to swing at the first pitch," Cozart said. "...
8/22 Game Review
Louisville lost 7-5. Box Score
Willie Harris went 2-5 with 2 solo home runs (3).
Felix Perez went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 2-3 with a double and a run.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Kanekoa Texeira allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 2.1 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Willie Harris tripled his home run total...
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Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco had his suspension reduced from three games to two, and he will serve the suspension Tuesday and Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday. Mesoraco was suspended for making contact with home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild during a July 30 argument. He then appealed the suspension and continued playing until the league ruled on his appeal. The Reds have...
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The Reds didn’t commit any errors.
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