#REDS WIN! FIFTH STRAIGHT VICTORY FOR THE BAND OF BROTHERS

Mike Leake pitched his second complete game and the Reds plated 6 runs on 13 hits, beating R.A. Dickey and the Mets Wednesday night, 6-1.  Cincinnati has won 5 straight.

Leake was outstanding, scattering 4 hits with 1 run and no walks while fanning 4.

Todd Frazier remains red hot, pacing the offense with 3 hits, including a 4th inning solo homer that traveled an estimated 474 feet – the 10th longest ever on record at Great American Ball Park and the 4th-longest home run hit this season in the Majors.

Jay Bruce (2-for-4) belted his third homer in as many games and Scott Rolen (2-for-4), fresh off the disabled list, also went deep.

The Mets’ 4th inning run snapped the Reds’ consecutive scoreless innings pitched streak at 28 – the club’s longest since a 32 innings streak in 1963.

The Reds are a season-high 25 games over .500 for the 2nd time this season.  Cincinnati is 24-8 since the All-Star break and lead the Majors with 38 home victories.  The Redlegs have won 11 of their last 13 games at beautiful Great American Ball Park.

The series finale with the Metropolitans takes place Thursday night at 7:10.  Homer Bailey will oppose Matt Harvey.  Plenty of tickets are still available (hint, hint).

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