Found June 14, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Neither the Cincinnati Reds nor New York Mets have a particularly potent offense, though each team's bats have seemed to come alive lately. Both coming off sweeps that ended recent struggles, the Reds and Mets look to continue their hot hitting in the opener of a three-game set Friday night at Citi Field. Cincinnati (35-27) sits atop the NL Central largely due to a 3.57 ERA that ranks fifth in the NL, but its offense played a major role in a three-game sweep of Cleveland. The Reds, who had lost five of seven entering the series, tied a season high for runs and set a season best with 17 hits in a 12-5 victory Thursday. They went 7 for 19 with runners in scoring position after entering the finale hitting .230 in such situations and outscored Cleveland 24-9 in the series. "Earlier, everybody was complaining about us not hitting the ball," Brandon Phillips, who went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs, told the team's official website. "It's basically a pit...
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