National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at Cincinnati|
(Tuesday, September 4th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Mat Latos threw seven strong innings to
guide the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies on
Latos (12-4) gave up just one run on four hits, walked two and struck out six
to earn his second consecutive win.
Jay Bruce smacked a two-run homer for the Reds, winners in six of their last
eight. Bruce has homered in three straight games and four of his last five
Aroldis Chapman stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his 35th save of the
"Time and time again it's been great to know you can go six or seven innings
and turn it over to the bullpen and it's going to be automatic lights out for
those guys," Latos said.
Kyle Kendrick (8-10) was tagged with the loss after giving up Bruce's homer in
the sixth inning. He allowed six hits and struck out three over six innings as
he had a four-start winning streak snapped.
"He was good, he was real good," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said of
Kendrick. "He made a mistake, looked like a change-up, to Bruce. He left it
over the plate and (Bruce) smoked it."
Jimmy Rollins picked up his 2,000th career hit with a double in the fifth
inning, and Domonic Brown drew a bases loaded walk to pick up an RBI for the
Phillies, who fell for just the second time in six games.
"It was just another hit," Rollins said.
With the bases loaded and one out in the fourth, Brown worked a walk that
forced Chase Utley home to snap a scoreless deadlock.
The inning ended in controversy, however. Nate Schierholtz ripped a
sinking line drive to center. The ball was clearly trapped by Drew Stubbs, who
fielded the ball after an obvious short hop. He recovered, then fired to
Brandon Phillips at second for an inning-ending double play.
First base umpire Chris Guccione ruled it a catch to cause confusion on the
field, and a brief meeting of the umpires failed to bring to light the obvious
missed call. Ryan Howard, who was on third, would have scored on the play to
give the visitors a 2-1 edge.
"That was a bad break. We would have had a hit there and a run for sure with
the bases loaded. It is kind of the way everything happens for us," Manuel
Fate intervened in the bottom of the sixth, as Ryan Ludwick singled with two
outs and Bruce roped a line drive over the wall in right field to put the
hosts on top for good.
The Phils failed to make headway in the seventh and eighth.
With a runner on in the ninth thanks to a John Mayberry walk, Ty Wigginton
came on to pinch-hit for Brown. Wigginton lifted a fly ball deep to left
field, but it was caught on the warning track and Placido Polanco struck out
to end the game.
Prior to the game the Reds activated first baseman Joey Votto from the 15-day
disabled list. Votto, the 2010 NL MVP, has been out of action since July 15
after undergoing a pair of arthoscopic surgeries to repair torn meniscus
cartilage in his left knee ... Cincinatti also recalled pitchers Todd Redmond
and Pedro Villarreal from Triple-A Louisville and purchased the contract of
pitcher Tony Cingrani from Double-A Pensacola ... Rollins joins Mike Schmidt
(2,234), Richie Ashburn (2,217) and Ed Delanhanty (2,207) as the only players
to record 2,000 hits as a member of the Phillies ... Rollins' 1,500th hit came
against the Reds on May 21, 2009.
09/05 01:20:26 ET