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Reds look for sweep of Giants

Aug 31, 2008 - 8:06 AM San Francisco (59-76) at Cincinnati (60-76) 12:35 p.m. EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- In search of their first series sweep since early July, the Cincinnati Reds go for three straight against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Since winning four straight against the Washington Nationals from July 3-6, the Reds have won three consecutive games only once.

The Reds send Bronson Arroyo (12-10) to the mound, fresh off the team's first complete game of the season in his last start. The righthander went the distance, allowing one run, five hits and two walks, striking out three in Cincinnati's 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

Cincinnati has taken 4-of-5 against the Giants this season, tallying double-digit runs in three of those wins.

San Francisco will turn to Matt Cain (8-10, 3.55) to salvage the series finale. Cain is 3-3 over his last nine starts, despite not allowing more than four runs in any of those starts.

The righthander lost a 4-2 decision to the Colorado Rockies in his last start, allowing three runs, six hits and four walks over six innings. The home loss was his first in his last five starts in San Francisco, with the last defeat coming July 18 against the Milwaukee Brewers.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 0
    CINCINNATI 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 x 9 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - MATT CAIN, BILLY SADLER (6TH), JACK TASCHNER (7TH), OSIRIS
    MATOS (7TH) AND PABLO SANDOVAL
    CIN - BRONSON ARROYO, GARY MAJEWSKI (8TH), JEREMY
    AFFELDT (9TH) AND

    Aug 31 3:38 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY IVAN OCHOA SCORED EMMANUEL BURRISS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I OCHOA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    CINCINNATI 9 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R WINN (.309, 2-FOR-4)

    Giants 3, Reds 9  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 31 3:35 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOEY VOTTO SCORED ANDY PHILLIPS, CHRIS DICKERSON
    AND JEFF KEPPINGER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J VOTTO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    CINCINNATI 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.253, 1-FOR-2, BB, HBP, RBI)

    Giants 2, Reds 9  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 31 3:04 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED JEFF KEPPINGER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E ENCARNACION ON SECOND, J VOTTO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    CINCINNATI 6 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J BRUCE (.255, 0-FOR-0, 3 BB, RBI)

    Giants 2, Reds 6  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 31 2:36 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRONSON ARROYO SCORED JAY BRUCE AND JOLBERT
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    CINCINNATI 5 END BOTTOM, 5TH

    Giants 2, Reds 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 31 2:20 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EMMANUEL BURRISS (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF BRONSON ARROYO.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2, CINCINNATI 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: E VELEZ (.230, 1-FOR-1)

    Giants 2, Reds 3  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 31 1:48 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JAY BRUCE SCORED JEFF KEPPINGER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BRUCE ON FIRST, E ENCARNACION ON SECOND, J
    VOTTO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    CINCINNATI 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CABRERA (.290, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants 1, Reds 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 31 1:27 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF KEPPINGER SCORED BRONSON ARROYO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J KEPPINGER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    CINCINNATI 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VOTTO (.289, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Giants 1, Reds 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 31 1:23 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED PABLO SANDOVAL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A ROWAND ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    CINCINNATI 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: T ISHIKAWA (.237, 2 HR, 7 RBI)

    Giants 1, Reds 1  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 31 1:03 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOEY VOTTO SCORED CHRIS DICKERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J VOTTO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 0
    CINCINNATI 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.252, 24 HR, 56 RBI)

    Giants 0, Reds 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 31 12:49 PM