Cincinnati at Philadelphia

W: R. Halladay (7-7) L: M. Leake (5-8)
HR: CIN - None   PHI - R. Howard (8),E. Kratz (7),J. Mayberry (11)

Phillies slam three homers in win wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- With offense like this, Roy Halladay doesn't have to be his old self.

John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz had solo shots to back Halladay, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Monday night.

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Halladay (7-7) wasn't sharp, allowing five runs and 10 hits in seven innings. But the offense bailed out the two-time Cy Young Award winner.

"It's always kind of ironic when you think you're not catching breaks, we put up a bunch of runs," Halladay said. "That was one of our best offensive games of the year from the standpoint it seemed everybody was involved and it wasn't one or two guys."

Domonic Brown hit a go-ahead two-run double off Mike Leake (5-8) in a four-run fifth. Mayberry had three hits and three RBI, Chase Utley, Howard and Kratz each drove in two and Juan Pierre had three hits and three runs.

The Phillies have won seven straight over the Reds and 12 of 13, dating to 2010. This was their first meeting this season.

"Our hitting was good, did some things right," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "Just about everybody hit."

The NL-Central leading Reds lost for just the third time in 11 games.

The five-time defending NL East champions have won three straight, but are eight games under .500.

After the Reds took a 5-4 lead in the fifth, the Phillies answered in the bottom half.

Pierre singled and scored on Utley's RBI double. After Howard was intentionally walked, Mayberry ripped an RBI single to tie it. Brown followed with a shot down the line that scored two to chase Leake and give Philadelphia a 7-5 lead.

Leake allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

"The goal is to keep the lead, but they hit me well," Leake said.

Utley hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Mayberry connected off Jose Arredondo to extend the lead to 10-5.

"I saw the ball pretty well and always helps to get good pitches to hit," Mayberry said. "Just getting in there and getting your timing together is always going to help you."

The Reds loaded the bases in the first on three straight singles to start the game. Jay Bruce then ripped a line-drive double off the right-field wall that should've scored two. But Chris Heisey stopped after rounding third and was tagged out at the plate.

Scott Rolen's RBI groundout made it 2-0.

Pierre hit a double, stole third and scored on Howard's two-out single to cut it to 2-1 in the bottom half.

Howard drove one way out to right to tie it at 2 in the third. Kratz went deep to left-center to make it 3-2 in the fourth.

Kratz has seven homers in 61 at-bats. The 32-year-old local boy has turned into a fan favorite in his first extended action in the big leagues after 11 seasons in the minors. Filling in for All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz, Kratz is hitting .295 with more extra-bases (13) than singles (5).

"Kratz is doing a tremendous job," Manuel said.

Cincinnati scored three runs with two outs in the fifth on Heisey's RBI double, Bruce's RBI single and a botched rundown that allowed Phillips to score after Bruce was picked off first.


  • Rolen played his 2,000th career game at third base. As usual, he was booed by Phillies fans who still haven't forgiven him for demanding a trade in 2002.
  • Bruce was 3 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to nine games. He's 16 for 35 in those games.
  • Jimmy Rollins snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a sixth-inning double.
  • Philadelphia's Antonio Bastardo had two strikeouts in the eighth in his first appearance since Aug. 8.
  • LHP Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.83) seeks his first home win this season Tuesday night against Reds RHP Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.16).
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John Mayberry Jr. hits a two-run home run to help the Phillies defeat the Reds for the seventh straight time. (Getty Images)
John Mayberry Jr. hits a two-run home run to help the Phillies defeat the Reds for the seventh straight time. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game

J. Mayberry
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 1

J. Bruce
AB 3
R 0
H 3
HR 0

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Cincinnati Reds
Zack Cozart, SS5110013 .249
Chris Heisey, CF4131000 .278
Brandon Phillips, 2B4220001 .289
Jay Bruce, RF3032100 .261
Scott Rolen, 3B4011013 .249
Xavier Paul, LF4000025 .310
Miguel Cairo, 1B3000011 .168
    Jose Arredondo, P0000000 .000
    Logan Ondrusek, P0000000 .000
   a- Wilson Valdez, PH1000010 .203
Devin Mesoraco, C4110000 .210
Mike Leake, P1000000 .245
    Sam LeCure, P0000000 .000
    Todd Frazier, 1B1010100 .290
a-struck out for Ondrusek in the 9th
2B - Chris Heisey (15, Halladay), Jay Bruce (31, Halladay), Devin Mesoraco (8, Halladay)
SH - Mike Leake (5)
RBI - Chris Heisey (23), Jay Bruce 2 (78), Scott Rolen (30)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Heisey (12), Jay Bruce (21)
CS - Jay Bruce (2, 2nd base by Halladay/Kratz), Xavier Paul (1, 2nd base by Halladay/Kratz)
Team LOB - 5
Cincinnati Reds
Mike Leake (L,5-8) 4.11077142 4.59
Sam LeCure 0.2122100 3.53
Jose Arredondo 1111021 2.74
Logan Ondrusek 2322220 3.50
IBB - Howard by Mike Leake, Kratz by Sam LeCure
HBP - Kratz (by Logan Ondrusek)
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 94-58, Sam LeCure 18-8, Jose Arredondo 18-11, Logan Ondrusek 40-25
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 5-4, Sam LeCure 2-1, Logan Ondrusek 2-2
Batters Faced - Mike Leake 24, Sam LeCure 5, Jose Arredondo 4, Logan Ondrusek 12
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5110013 .238
Juan Pierre, LF4331010 .312
    B.J. Rosenberg, P0000000 .000
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Josh Lindblom, P0000000 .000
Chase Utley, 2B4112003 .247
Ryan Howard, 1B4222120 .254
John Mayberry Jr., CF5333001 .239
Domonic Brown, RF4012110 .268
Placido Polanco, 3B4120101 .259
Erik Kratz, C2122100 .295
Roy Halladay, P3000024 .154
   a- Laynce Nix, PH-LF2000014 .250
a-struck out for Halladay in the 7th
2B - Jimmy Rollins (26, LeCure), Juan Pierre (8, Leake), Chase Utley (7, Leake), Domonic Brown (5, Leake)
HR - Ryan Howard (8, Leake), John Mayberry Jr. (11, Arredondo), Erik Kratz (7, Leake)
SF - Chase Utley (2), Erik Kratz (2)
SH - Juan Pierre (9)
RBI - Juan Pierre (22), Chase Utley 2 (23), Ryan Howard 2 (23), John Mayberry Jr. 3 (31), Domonic Brown 2 (10), Erik Kratz 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Juan Pierre (13), Ryan Howard 2 (4), John Mayberry Jr. 2 (17), Erik Kratz (8)
SB - Juan Pierre 2 (31, 3rd base off Leake/Mesoraco, 2nd base off Arredondo/Mesoraco)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Domonic Brown 1
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Roy Halladay (W,7-7) 71055130 3.95
B.J. Rosenberg 0.1100000 12.38
Antonio Bastardo 0.2100020 5.35
Josh Lindblom 1000110 3.69
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 97-67, B.J. Rosenberg 2-2, Antonio Bastardo 10-8, Josh Lindblom 30-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 10-4, B.J. Rosenberg 1-0
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 28, B.J. Rosenberg 2, Antonio Bastardo 3, Josh Lindblom 4
Game Information
Attendance - 44341
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Cory Blaser