Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips blasted a solo homer and
hit a run-scoring double, as the Cincinnati Reds took another step closer to a
division crown with a 5-3 win over the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates in the
middle test of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.
Mike Leake (8-9) gave up nine hits and three runs, including two home runs, in
seven innings for the NL Central-leading Reds. The right-hander helped his own
cause with two singles and scored during a three-run second inning.
Kevin Correia (10-9) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and
walked three over six frames for Pittsburgh, which has lost five straight and
nine of its last 11 games.
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