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Mayberry, Phillies power past Reds

Aug 21, 2012 - 3:42 AM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - John Mayberry Jr. clubbed a two-run home run, scored three times and finished with three RBI as the Philadelphia Phillies crushed the Cincinnati Reds, 12-5, in the opener of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Ryan Howard crushed a solo home run among his two hits and had a pair of RBI. Chase Utley knocked in two runs, while Domonic Brown added a two-run double for the Phillies, who have won three straight games. Erik Kratz contributed a solo shot, as the Phillies beat the Reds for the 12th time in the last 13 meetings.

"When he gets a good pitch to hit, he hits it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said of Mayberry. "His bat's quicker. He has to learn to hit right handed pitching."

Roy Halladay (7-7) allowed five runs on 10 hits and a walk over seven innings to bounce back from a loss to Miami his last time out. B.J. Rosenberg, Antonio Bastardo and Josh Lindblom completed the rout out of the bullpen.

Jay Bruce went 3-for-3 with two RBI, while Devin Mesoraco and Chris Heisey each drove in a run for the NL Central-leading Reds, who have dropped two of their last three.

Mike Leake (5-8) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings.

"Leake couldn't get the ball down," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "There were too many pitches up in the zone."

The Reds opened the scoring with a pair of runs in their first at-bat. Zack Cozart, Heisey and Brandon Phillips all singled, and Bruce doubled to bring home Cozart for the first run of the game. Phillips then raced home on a groundout by Scott Rolen.

Philadelphia got a run back in the bottom of the frame courtesy of an RBI single by Howard.

Howard ripped a fastball off the facing of the second deck in right field to tie the game in the third. Kratz deposited one into the left field stands to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead in the fourth, but Cincinnati came right back to grab the lead in the next inning.

Mesoraco started the frame with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Leake. Heisey then doubled home Mesoraco and Bruce drove in Heisey with a single. Phillips then scored while Bruce was caught in a rundown between first and second to give the Reds a 5-3 lead.

The Phillies put four on the board in the home fifth. Juan Pierre started the rally with a one-out single and scored when Utley ripped a double into the left-center field gap. Utley came home on a single by Mayberry and Brown capped the outburst with a two-run double to right field, putting Philadelphia on top, 7-5.

The hosts added three more runs in the sixth. Jimmy Rollins started the inning with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Utley. Mayberry yanked a fastball from Jose Arredondo down the left field line and into the seats just inside the foul pole.

Pierre beat out an infield single in the seventh, which allowed Placido Polanco to score. Kratz capped the blowout with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, Polanco was activated from the 15-day disabled list and Hector Luna was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley ... Monday marked the start of a 10-game homestand for the Phillies in which they will face Cincinnati, Washington and the New York Mets ... Pierre stole third base in the first inning and reached 30 steals for the 11th time in his career ... Philadelphia has beaten Cincinnati seven consecutive times ... The Reds fell to 27-11 since the All-Star break.








  • CINCINNATI: 5
    PHILADELPHIA: 12
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    Aug 20 10:10 PM


  • Erik Kratz sacrifice fly to center scored John Mayberry with two out. On the play, Domonic Brown advances to third. Runners on first and third with Laynce Nix due up.

    Reds 5, Phillies 12  Bot 8, 2 OutsAug 20 9:56 PM


  • Juan Pierre single to second scored Placido Polanco with two out. On the play, Jimmy Rollins advances to second. Runners on first and second with Chase Utley due up.

    Reds 5, Phillies 11  Bot 7, 2 OutsAug 20 9:35 PM


  • Domonic Brown struck out swinging to end the inning.

    Reds 5, Phillies 10  End 6Aug 20 9:16 PM


  • Chase Utley sacrifice fly to left scored Jimmy Rollins with one out. Runner on first and Ryan Howard due up.

    Reds 5, Phillies 8  Bot 6, 1 OutAug 20 9:07 PM


  • Domonic Brown double to right scored Ryan Howard and John Mayberry with one out. Runner on second and Placido Polanco due up.

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  • John Mayberry single to left scored Chase Utley with one out. On the play, Ryan Howard advances to third. Runners on second and third with Domonic Brown due up.

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  • Chase Utley double to left center scored Juan Pierre with one out. Runner on second and Ryan Howard due up.

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  • Brandon Phillips scored on a fielders choice with two out. Jay Bruce caught stealing second to end the inning.

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  • Chris Heisey double to left scored Devin Mesoraco with two out. Runner on second and Brandon Phillips due up.

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  • Erik Kratz two-out, solo Home Run (7) to left center. Roy Halladay due up.

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  • Ryan Howard two-out, solo Home Run (8) to right. John Mayberry due up.

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  • Ryan Howard single to center scored Juan Pierre with two out. Runner on first and John Mayberry due up.

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    Reds 2, Phillies 0  Top 1, 2 OutsAug 20 7:19 PM


  • Scott Rolen ground out third to first scored Brandon Phillips with two out. Runner on second and Xavier Paul due up.

    Reds 2, Phillies 0  Top 1, 2 OutsAug 20 7:18 PM


  • Jay Bruce double to right scored Zack Cozart with none out. On the play, Brandon Phillips advances to third and Chris Heisey thrown out at home. Runners on second and third with one out and Scott Rolen due up.

    Reds 1, Phillies 0  Top 1, 1 OutAug 20 7:18 PM


  • CINCINNATI: 0
    PHILADELPHIA: 0
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