National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Philadelphia|
(Tuesday, August 21st)
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Zack Cozart clubbed the go-ahead solo home
run in the top of the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged the
Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, in the second test of a four-game series at
Citizens Bank Park.
Facing Jonathan Papelbon (3-5), Cozart was the first man up in the frame and
got a first-ball fastball right down the middle and smoked it deep into the
seats in left field.
"I have to go out there and execute a better strike," Papelbon admitted.
Cozart's bomb made a winner out of Jonathan Broxton (2-1), who allowed a run
on two hits in the eighth. Aroldis Chapman allowed a runner to reach third
base in the bottom of the ninth, but closed the door to claim his 30th save of
Todd Frazier clubbed a solo shot, while Drew Stubbs and Ryan Hanigan also
knocked in runs for the Reds, who had lost seven consecutive games to the
"It's a sign that we don't get down when adversity comes," Frazier said of the
victory. "This team has done it all year."
Jimmy Rollins ripped a two-run double, Ryan Howard knocked in a run and Kevin
Frandsen had three hits, including an RBI triple for the Phils, who had their
three-game winning streak snapped.
Cliff Lee got the start for Philadelphia and wound up with yet another no-
decision despite shutting out the Reds through six innings. The potent Cincy
bats finally hung three runs on him in the seventh, but the lefty ended his
night with nine strikeouts and only one walk.
The Phillies got to Reds starter Homer Bailey for a run in the first inning.
Rollins reached to begin the inning thanks to an error by Brandon Phillips and
Chase Utley singled two batters later to put runners on the corners. Howard
then ripped one off the scoreboard in right to plate Rollins.
Cincinnati finally cracked the scoreboard in the seventh for three runs. Scott
Rolen started the inning with a double and Frazier walked. Hanigan singled
home Rolen and Cozart plated Frazier with a sacrifice fly. Stubbs then capped
the inning with a solid line drive up the middle to score Hanigan.
But, the Phillies fought back to tie the game in the home portion of the
inning. Frandsen got on with a one-out single and Erik Kratz ripped a double
down the line in left to put runners on second and third before Rollins came
up with a clutch two-run double to left field, tying the game at three.
Frazier, a potential Rookie of the Year candidate in the National League, gave
the Reds the lead in the eighth after he launched a solo shot into the left
field seats, but the Phillies battled back again and tied it in the home
Domonic Brown started the rally when he poked a two-out single into right and
busted it all the way around to score on a triple by Frandsen.
Despite the loss, Philadelphia has topped the Reds in 12 of the teams last 14
meetings ... Tuesday was Hunter Pence bobblehead night at Citizens Bank Park
despite Pence being traded to the San Francisco Giants at the trade deadline
... It was Frandsen's first triple since the 2007 season ... Lee is winless in
his last 12 starts at home and the Phils offense has given Lee only 57 runs
of support while he is in games this season ... Prior to the game,
Philadelphia called up pitcher Phillipe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and
placed pitcher Jeremy Horst on the paternity list.
08/22 01:29:04 ET