#REDS WIN! BEAT THE CARDS, 5-3
Brandon Phillips posted his second straight 3-hit game, Todd Frazier belted his 10th home run and Ryan Ludwick ripped an RBI-triple as the Reds won their 4th straight game, defeating the Cardinals Friday night, 5-3.
Mat Latos started for Cincinnati and gave up just 2 runs in 5.0 innings (4h, 3bb, 5k) before a high pitch-count ended his night (97 total pitches). Alfredo Simon relieved Latos and was fantastic in his 2.0 scoreless frames, allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks while fanning 3. Simon gets the win – his first as a Red. Aroldis Chapman struck 3 in the 9th for his 12th save.
The 11 strikeouts by Reds pitchers tonight assures each of the 40,217 fans in attendance free pizza and ice cream courtesy of LaRosa’s and UDF.
Tonight’s game was the 7th sellout of the season at Great American Ball Park.
The middle game of this 3-game series against the Cards takes place Saturday at 4:05pm. Mike Leake will oppose Kyle Lohse. Tickets are still available.