Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/14/14
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Right-hander Mike Leake hit his first career homer -- part of three solo shots in a row by the Cincinnati Reds -- and allowed only two hits over eight innings Monday night for a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Drew Stubbs hit two of the career-high four homers allowed by Atlanta starter Mike Minor (2-4). All the runs scored on solo homers at one of the majors' most hitter-friendly ballparks. Leake (1-5) finally got his first victory in eight starts this season, doing a little bit of everything. He struck out a season-high six and retired 14 in a row after Juan Francisco homered in the first inning. Jose Arredondo walked two batters with two outs in the ninth. Sean Marshall retired Jason Heyward on a fly ball for his eighth save, completing the two-hitter. Reds manager Dusty Baker did not use reliever Aroldis Chapman, who pitched in four of the previous five games. Chapman saved Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees and Baker said Monday the hard-throwing ...
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