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Phillies 3, Reds 2

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PHILADELPHIA -- Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis hit back-to-back home runs off fireballing closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth Sunday afternoon as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2.

The Reds led 2-1 entering the bottom of the ninth. Chapman, seeking his ninth save of the season, walked Delmon Young leading off the inning but picked off pinch runner Cliff Lee.

Kratz then launched a 3-2 pitch, a 97 mph fastball from Chapman (3-2), into the left-field seats to tie it. Three pitches later, Galvis lined a 1-1 fastball -- a pitch clocked at 95 mph -- over the left-field wall to win it.

Antonio Bastardo (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the victory for the Phillies.

Homer Bailey pitched seven scoreless innings and Jay Bruce homered for the Reds.

Bruce, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games, hit his fifth homer of the season leading off the second. Joey Votto, who has hit in eight straight, went 2-for-4 in the game and 8-for-12 in the three-game series.

Bailey, who allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one.

Chase Utley singled home a run in the eighth, cutting the Phillies deficit to 2-1. They had been scoreless in their previous 16 innings, having been shut out 10-0 Saturday.

Bruce's homer, a blast to center field, came off rookie right-hander Jonathan Pettibone (3-1). Bruce has also hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games.

Votto led off the sixth with a single. One out later, Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown made a sliding catch of Bruce's fly ball near the foul line, but threw wildly to first in an attempt to double up Votto, allowing him to take second.

Righty-swinging Todd Frazier, who also went 2-for-4, then lined a double off the right-field wall, chasing home the run.

Pettibone pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned). He struck out four and walked three.

The Phillies picked up a run with two outs in the eighth. Ben Revere legged out an infield single, his third hit in four trips. Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton then walked Michael Young, and Sean Marshall replaced Broxton.

Utley slapped his single into left field on Marshall's first pitch, but Marshall retired Brown on a fly to right, ending the threat.

NOTES: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz left the game after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in the second inning. Kratz replaced him behind the plate. ... Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips extended his hitting streak to seven games with an eighth-inning single. ... Michael Young, usually the Phillies third baseman, made his first start of the year at first, as Ryan Howard rested. ... The Phillies announced that Tyler Cloyd will start Tuesday's game in Miami against the Marlins. Cloyd, 1-4 with a 6.57 ERA in seven starts for Class AAA Lehigh Valley, earned a no-decision in his only previous major league start this season. He worked 6 1/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 10 and surrendering two runs on two hits, while striking out four and walking three. ... The Reds got a break in the second inning when, with a runner at first and one out, Galvis hit a ball down the first base line that struck umpire Mike Everitt and caromed into short right field. Instead of a likely double, Galvis was forced to settle for a single.
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