Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Phillies 5, Reds 3

The SportsXchange

PHILADELPHIA -- Domonic Brown drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice in a two-run eighth inning Friday night, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3.

With one out in the eighth and the score tied at 3-3, Cincinnati reliever Sean Marshall (0-1) walked Michael Young. Ryan Howard followed with a check-swing roller to the left of the mound that went for an infield single.

Jonathan Broxton relieved Marshall and hit Delmon Young with a pitch, loading the bases. Brown then bounced a ball up the middle that was gloved by shortstop Zack Cozart behind second base. He flipped the ball in the direction of second baseman Brandon Phillips, who attempted to grab it was his bare hand, but instead dropped it, allowing Young to score.

Phillips was charged with an error on the play, but Brown was credited with an RBI on the fielder's choice.

Howard scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Carlos Ruiz, barely beating the tag of catcher Ryan Hanigan with a head-first slide after taking a throw by center fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Reds manager Dusty Baker briefly argued the call with home plate umpire Marty Foster, to no avail.

Justin DeFratus (2-0) pitched 2/3 of an inning to pick up the victory for the Phillies, who won for the fourth time in five games. Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his eighth save.

The Reds saw a six-game winning streak come to an end.

Jay Bruce and Joey Votto homered for the Reds, who erased a 3-0 deficit. Bruce's homer, his fourth of the year, was a two-run shot off Cliff Lee in the sixth. Votto tied the game at 3-3 with his fifth homer, a leadoff blast in the eighth off reliever Antonio Bastardo.

Lee, who was seeking his third straight victory and his fourth consecutive win over the Reds, allowed two runs over seven innings before giving way to Bastardo.

Rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani started for the Reds, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings.

Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, his third of the year, in the third inning, blasting a 3-1 pitch from Cingrani to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. John Mayberry Jr. had led off the inning with a single, and Lee bounced into a forceout, setting the stage for Rollins.

Lee opened the fifth with a double off the right-field wall. Rollins sacrificed him to third, and after Chase Utley struck out, Michael Young drove in the run with a booming triple to center, making it 3-0.

NOTES: Before the game, the Phillies optioned left-handed reliever Raul Valdes to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalled right-hander B.J. Rosenberg. Rosenberg was 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA in seven starts for the IronPigs. ... Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto, on the disabled list since April 15 with a strained right lat, is tentatively scheduled to start against the Mets Monday in New York. Cueto is 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA this season. ... Phillies reliever Mike Adams, the team's primary set-up man, has not pitched since taking the loss last Friday in Arizona, and was not available Friday because of lingering back problems. Adams told reporters before the game he hopes to be available Sunday. Antonio Bastardo has been filling his role in the meantime.
Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball
View Comments (0)