REDS LOSE TO THE PHILLIES, 9-6 IN 10 INNINGS

The Reds fall to the Phillies tonight, 9-6 in 10 innings.

With 2 outs and the Reds trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the 9th, Joey Votto belted a dramatic 3-run homer to tie the score and send the game into extra-innings.

Arthur Rhodes, who carried into tonight a 30 consecutive scoreless inning streak, stretching over a Major League record 33 straight games, allowed 3 runs in the 10th inning to suffer the loss.

Mike Leake started for the Reds and gave up 6 runs (two 3-run homers) on 7 hits in 6.0 innings (2bb, 4k, 2hr).

Along with Votto, Brandon Phillips and Miguel Cairo paced the offense with 2 hits each.  Ramon Hernandez ripped a 2-run double in the 6th.

The series rubber-match takes place tomorrow afternoon at 12:35pm ET.  Aaron Harang will oppose Roy Halladay

QUOTE BOAT

“You just hate to see Arthur’s streak come to an end like that.” – Dusty

“The bottom of the lineup hurt him tonight.  The seventh hitter hit a 3-run homer and the eighth hitter hit a 3-run homer.” – Dusty on Leake

“This team’s not going to quit.  It doesn’t matter what the score is.  I felt we were going to come back in the 10th inning, too.” – Dusty

“To tell you the truth, I felt good.  They were just hitting my breaking ball.” – Rhodes

“After the game, I shook it off.  I’ve got to go out tomorrow and start all over again.” – Rhodes

“That’s the most frustrating thing about this year so far – how many people I’ve walked.  It’s just not characteristic of me.  That’s my goal for the rest of the year – minimize the walks.  I’ll try to go out there and only give one a game or something.” – Leake

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