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.