Reds 10, Phillies 0

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeMay 18, 2013


PHILADELPHIA -- Bronson Arroyo and Alfredo Simon combined on a six-hit shutout and Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday afternoon, as the Cincinnati Reds battered the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0.
Ryan Hanigan added a three-run homer for the Reds, who won for the seventh time in eight games.
Arroyo (4-4) used a variety of off-speed pitches to good advantage -- several were clocked at no more than 75 mph, and some were in the high 60s -- as he allowed five hits in 7 2/3 innings to win his second straight start and beat the Phillies for the third consecutive time.
Arroyo struck out six and walked two.
Simon pitched the last 1 1/3 innings for Cincinnati.
Hanigan, Arroyo's batterymate, ripped a 1-1 fastball from Kyle Kendrick (4-2) into the left-field seats with two men aboard in the second, staking Cincinnati to a 3-0 lead. It was the first home run of the season for Hanigan.
Zack Cozart added an RBI double in the sixth, and the Reds broke it open by scoring four times in the eighth on Jay Bruce's sacrifice fly, a wild pitch by Phillies reliever Phillippe Aumont, Todd Frazier's RBI single and Donald Lutz's run-scoring double.
Votto, who also walked twice, hit his two-run shot off reliever Chad Durbin in the ninth. It was his seventh homer of the year.
Bruce, Frazier, Lutz and Shin-Soo Choo each had two hits for the Reds, who generated 16 in all.
Kendrick, who was seeking to match a career-high five-game winning streak, allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings. He struck out two, walked four and hit a batter.
Frazier and Lutz began the second with singles for Cincinnati, setting the stage for Hanigan's homer.
Kendrick hit Hanigan with a pitch leading off the sixth. Arroyo sacrificed Hanigan to second, and with two outs the righty-hitting Cozart slapped his double down the first-base line, driving in the run.
Choo singled off reliever B.J. Rosenberg to start the eighth. One out later Votto and Brandon Phillips singled to load the bases. Bruce followed with his sacrifice fly off Jeremy Horst. Aumont wild-pitched Votto home, and Frazier and Lutz drove in runs with a single and double, respectively.
NOTES: Bruce extended his hitting streak to a season-high nine games. It is the team's longest active streak. ... Votto has now hit safely in seven straight, while Phillips extended his hitting streak to six with an infield single in the eighth inning. ... The Phillies' Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to seven games. ... Before the game the Reds optioned pitcher Tony Cingrani to Class AAA Louisville and recalled infielder Neftali Soto. Soto made his major-league debut as a defensive replacement at first base in the bottom of the ninth.