Reds take two straight from Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds scored five first-inning

runs on their way to a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants before

a sellout crowd on Saturday.

Seven players each had a hit for the Reds on their way to a

second consecutive win for just the second time since sweeping the

Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game series in Cincinnati June

13-15. Cincinnati won the series opener 4-3 in 13 innings on


Mike Leake, who leads the Reds in wins despite spending 13 days

with Triple-A Louisville in May, earned his career-high ninth. The

second-year right-hander, winner of eight games as a rookie in

2010, allowed eight hits and two runs - one earned - with no walks

and seven strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings.

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