National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at San Francisco|
(Friday, June 29th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Reds shortstop Zack Cozart sent the first
offering of the game from Giants starter Matt Cain over the wall in left,
putting an abrupt end to San Francisco's four-game shutout streak.
Cozart's homer was part of a three-run opening frame, and Mike Leake tossed
the first complete game of his career as the Reds downed the Giants, 5-1, in
the second installment of a four-game set.
Leake (3-5), who also cracked a solo shot in the sixth, had his shutout bid
halted in the ninth when Pablo Sandoval launched a solo blast. He gave up nine
hits and a walk while striking out four.
"I'm sure he wanted the shutout, but we'll take 5-1," Reds manager Dusty Baker
Jay Bruce smacked a career-high four hits, which included a pair of doubles,
to go with three RBI and Joey Votto added three hits and a run scored
for Cincinnati, which had lost seven of its last 10 coming in.
Matt Cain (9-3) had his 10-start unbeaten streak snapped. He fanned seven and
was charged with five runs on 11 hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings for San
During San Francisco's remarkable shutout stretch, Giants pitchers had not
allowed a run in 36 innings. They fell two frames shy of matching the
franchise's all-time mark, which is 38 set by the 1903 and 1933 New York
After Cozart's first career leadoff homer and first by a Reds player this
year, Drew Stubbs walked and Votto double to deep left, putting runners
on second and third. Bruce brought them both home when he belted a double
to center for a 3-0 Reds advantage.
"It was big to get one across first," Baker said. "Right away we jumped them
in the first inning."
The Reds padded their margin with a run in the sixth and another in the
Leake smacked his second round-tripper of the season in the sixth, while Bruce
registered another RBI double in the seventh to make it a 5-0 game.
Sandoval pulverized a solo blast into the seats in right-center with one out
in the ninth to conclude the scoring.
"You're going to have an off day," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Today it
Two of Cain's three losses this season have come against the Reds. He allowed
three runs on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings against them on April
24...The Reds snapped a four-game road losing streak...Cincinnati was 2-for-10
with runners in scoring position while San Francisco finished 0-for-8.
06/30 01:49:46 ET