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Reds pound Braves

Jul 24, 2011 - 12:26 AM Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Edgar Renteria and Todd Frazier collected three RBI apiece to pace the Reds to an 11-2 thrashing of the Atlanta Braves in the middle tilt of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI while Ryan Hanigan chipped in with a double among his two hits.

Homer Bailey (5-4) worked six solid innings, giving up two runs on five hits while fanning three and walking three for the Reds, who bounced back after dropping the series opener on Friday.

Derek Lowe (6-8) went five-plus innings in defeat, yielding four runs on six hits with fanning one and walking a pair. Lowe also accounted for the only Braves runs with a double in the second inning.

Jason Heyward had a double for the Braves, who have lost three of their last five contests.

Cincinnati took the lead for good in the sixth. Jay Bruce led off with a pinch-hit double to right and Drew Stubbs followed with a bunt single to give the Reds runners on the corners with no outs. Renteria gave the Reds a 3-2 lead with a two-run double.

Joey Votto then singled and Phillips followed with an RBI double to give Cincinnati a two-run advantage. George Sherrill was summoned from the Braves bullpen with runners on second and third and no outs and did his job by getting Fred Lewis to ground out. He handed the ball off to Scott Proctor, who fanned Jonny Gomes and Frazier to keep the Braves out of further trouble.

"It's the major leagues, it happens that quickly," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

The Reds scored seven runs in the seventh to push the lead to 11-2. Hanigan doubled to begin the inning and scored on a single by Chris Heisey, who then advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Stubbs and scored on a single by Renteria. Votto walked to put two men on with one out. Philips then ripped an RBI double to right off Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez to give the Reds a 7-2 lead. Cincinnati added a fourth run in the inning on a bases loaded walk to pinch-hitter Miguel Cairo.

The trouble continued for the Braves as Frazier ripped a bases-clearning double to give the Reds their nine-run advantage. Hanigan grounded out and Heisey flew out to finally end the nightmare inning for Atlanta.

"It was great out there," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of his team's offensive outburst. "It's been a while since we've done that, hopefully we're waking up and we can memorize how we did it today and just continue."

Earlier, the Reds got on the board in their first-at bat when Stubbs scored on Votto's ground out in the first.

Atlanta took the lead in the second, sparked by Dan Uggla's leadoff single. Eric Hinske walked to give the Braves two runners on with no outs. After Alex Gonzalez fouled out, Nate McLouth singled to center to load the bases with one out for Lowe, who helped his own cause by ripping a two-run double to left. Martin Prado walked to load the bases again but Bailey battled back and retired Heyward and Brian McCann to limit the damage.

Game Notes

Atlanta entered play on Saturday a season-high 18 games over the .500 mark...Cincinnati is 4-8 against the National League East, while Atlanta is 16-8 against the NL Central...Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left the game in the fourth inning with a hyperextended left elbow.








  • ATLANTA: 2
    CINCINNATI: 11
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    Jul 23 7:10 PM


  • Todd Frazier doubled to center scoring Brandon Phillips, Fred Lewis and Miguel Cairo. Runner on second with one out and Ryan Hanigan due up.

    Braves 2, Reds 11  Bot 7, 1 OutJul 23 6:45 PM


  • Pinch-Hitter Miguel Cairo walk scored Joey Votto. Bases loaded with one out and Todd Frazier due up.

    Braves 2, Reds 8  Bot 7, 1 OutJul 23 6:43 PM


  • Brandon Phillips doubled to left scoring Edgar Renteria. On the play, Joey Votto advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Fred Lewis due up.

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  • Edgar Renteria singled to center scoring Chris Heisey. Runner on first with one out and Joey Votto due up.

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  • Chris Heisey singled to center scoring Ryan Hanigan. Runner on second with none out and Drew Stubbs due up.

    Braves 2, Reds 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 23 6:31 PM


  • George Sherrill enters the game for the Braves with runners on second and third and none out.

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  • Edgar Renteria doubled to left scoring Mike Leake and Drew Stubbs. Runner on second with none out and Joey Votto due up.

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  • Derek Lowe doubled to left scoring Dan Uggla and Eric Hinske. On the play, Nate McLouth advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Martin Prado due up.

    Braves 2, Reds 1  Top 2, 1 OutJul 23 4:43 PM


  • Joey Votto grounded out to first scoring Drew Stubbs. None on with two outs and Brandon Phillips due up.

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