National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, May 18th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 10, Philadelphia 0
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Bronson Arroyo tossed 7 2/3 scoreless
innings and struck out six as the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Philadelphia
Phillies, 10-0, in the second of a three-game set from Citizens Bank Park.
The Reds put up a three-spot in the second inning to provide a cushion for
Arroyo (4-4), who yielded just five hits while issuing two walks. Following
consecutive singles by Todd Frazier and Donald Lutz, each of whom had two hits
and an RBI, catcher Ryan Hanigan delivered a no-doubter to left field for his
first home run of the season.
"It was still close before our offense exploded at the end," Reds manager
Dusty Baker said.
Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a homer and drew two walks in six trips to the
plate for Cincinnati, which won for the 11th time in 14 contests.
Kyle Kendrick (4-2), who had gone at least six innings while allowing two runs
or less in seven straight starts, was tagged for four runs on eight hits over
six innings to absorb the loss. The Reds put six more runs across the plate
against Phillies relievers.
"You have got to stay together and keep plugging at it, you have got to grind
it out," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "That's actually how you
build heart and strength about your team. That's actually how you become a
Kendrick allowed at least two baserunners in each of the first three innings
and put a man in scoring position in all six innings he was on the hill,
however he pitched well with runners in scoring position. The lone Cincinnati
run aside from Hanigan's three-run shot came in the sixth, when Zack Cozart
doubled down the first base line to plate Hanigan, who was hit by a pitch to
lead off the frame.
Cincinnati tacked on four insurance runs in the eighth against B.J. Rosenberg,
Jeremy Horst and Phillippe Aumont.
After Rosenberg surrendered three singles to load the bases, Jay Bruce knocked
in a run with his sacrifice fly to center against Horst. Aumont then took the
hill and quickly allowed Votto to score on a wild pitch past catcher Erik
Kratz. Frazier and Lutz then delivered an RBI apiece before Hanigan flied out
to end the stanza.
Votto's two-run blast in the ninth inning off Chad Durbin capped off a
forgettable outing for Philadelphia pitchers.
Reds' prospect Neftali Soto made his major league debut when he took over at
first base in the ninth inning. Soto was called up from Triple-A Louisville
prior to the game ... The Phils have been shut out six times this year. They
were blanked six times total last season ... The 10-0 final is most lopsided
Phillies shutout loss since Sept. 12, 2007, when they were defeated 12-0 by
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