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Cincinnati Reds Explode for 13 Runs in Series Win Over Milwaukee Brewers

June 17th, 2014 at 2:22 PM
By Cody Dalga

For the first time since April 13 of this season when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4, the Cincinnati Reds scored double-digit runs in 13-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The win helped the Reds take two of three from the NL Central   leaders. 

'Todd Frazier' photo (c) 2011, Andrew Mascharka Photography - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Todd Frazier had four RBIs and Brandon Phillips plated three. The offense collected 19 total hits on the afternoon including four from Ryan Ludwick, three from Billy Hamilton and Devin Mesoraco, and three other Reds had two hits. 

"I thought it was great," said Frazier. "We know we can do it. We haven't really been doing it a lot. We haven't been clicking on all cylinders. Today shows us we can do those types of things. It goes to show we're a good-hitting ballclub and we can get those series wins. It was nice."

After scoring three in the first and two in the fifth, Cincinnati held a 5-4 advantage heading into the final stretch. In the eighth however, the Reds exploded for five runs. They had six consecutive singles to begin the inning which plated three runs. A bases loaded walk to Joey Votto and a sacrifice fly by Phillips ended the scoring. But they weren't done. Three more runs in the ninth from an RBI groundout and two-run double extended the lead to 13-4. 
"That was prolific. No one could expect to have that type of offensive game on a regular basis," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "If we can bridge some of that — take some of what happened here, especially in Games 1 and 3, and take that to Pittsburgh for the next series."
 
The Reds, who currently stand in fourth place, find themselves seven and a half games out of first place after winning Sunday. They begin a three game series with Pittsburgh on Tuesday with Johnny Cueto on the mound. 

"It was important. To lose three, of course, would have taken us from eight back to 11," Price said. "That wouldn't be insurmountable, but it would put us really in a pretty drastic situation in the middle of June. It was definitely big. We peeled off one game. We're establishing the fact we play this team well."

Tags: Baseball, Billy Hamilton, brandon phillips, Bryan Price, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, MLB, Ryan Ludwick, todd frazier

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