Cincinnati at Philadelphia

W: J. Broxton (3-3) L: J. Papelbon (3-5)
S: A. Chapman (30)
HR: CIN - T. Frazier (18),Z. Cozart (14)   PHI - None

Cozart's HR lifts Reds over Phillies wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Zack Cozart went up swinging when Jonathan Papelbon figured he'd be looking.

Cozart won.

Cozart hit a tiebreaking homer on Papelbon's first pitch in the ninth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Phillies 5-4 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against Philadelphia.

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"I was looking to swing at the first pitch," Cozart said. "Usually when you face guys like that, they'll try to get ahead of you."

That was Papelbon's thought process.

"I was just thinking too much about him being a leadoff hitter and trying to take one [strike] and look to manufacture a run off me," Papelbon said. "I can't overanalyze and I just have to execute my pitches."

Kevin Frandsen hit a tying RBI triple off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth, but the NL Central-leading Reds went ahead to stay on Cozart's shot off Papelbon (3-5).

Cliff Lee took a shutout into the seventh before allowing three runs to remain winless at home this season.

"Lee was outstanding," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "His record doesn't indicate how good he is."

The Reds took a 4-3 lead when Todd Frazier connected off Antonio Bastardo with two outs in the eighth for his 18th homer. The Phillies answered against Broxton (2-1). Domonic Brown hit a two-out single, and Frandsen tripled down the right-field line.

Reds starter Homer Bailey gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. Aroldis Chapman got three outs for his 30th save in 34 tries. He struck out Chase Utley swinging at 102 mph fastball with the tying run at third to end it.

The five-time defending NL East champion Phillies had won 12 of 13 against the Reds. The Phillies failed to move within seven games of .500 for the first time since they were 36-43.

A sellout crowd of 45,091 fans each received a Hunter Pence bobblehead. Pence was traded to the San Francisco Giants on July 31, but the Phillies stuck with the promotion because the figurines were already made.

After Lee pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam to preserve a 1-0 lead in the sixth, the Reds rallied in the seventh.

Scott Rolen led off with a double. After Frazier walked, Ryan Hanigan singled up the middle to drive in Rolen. Both runners advanced on an error when first baseman Ryan Howard dropped the ball trying to cut off the throw home.

Lee then struck out Bailey, but Cozart hit a sacrifice fly to put the Reds up 2-1. Drew Stubbs followed with an RBI single, ending Lee's night.

A frustrated Lee jogged off to a standing ovation, but slammed his glove down in the dugout.

Lee allowed two earned runs and nine hits, struck out nine and walked one.

"It's definitely been a strange year," said Lee, who is 2-7. "All I can do is continue to focus on my routine, prepare for each start and expect to win each time I take the mound."

The offense got Lee off the hook in the bottom half.

Frandsen hit a one-out single and Erik Kratz followed with a double to chase Bailey. Sean Marshall entered and walked pinch-hitter Ty Wigginton.

Jimmy Rollins then lined a two-run double to tie it at 3. Juan Pierre got down a bunt, but Wigginton was thrown out at the plate despite crashing into catcher Ryan Hanigan.

Outstanding defense helped Lee in the sixth after three straight singles loaded the bases. Third baseman Frandsen made a diving grab on Ryan Ludwick's grounder in the hole, spun around and threw home from his knee to get a forceout.

The crowd showed their appreciation for Frandsen with a standing ovation.

Hot-hitting Jay Bruce then bounced into a double play, started by second baseman Utley. Rollins made an excellent turn with Ludwick coming in hard. That drew an enthusiastic fist pump from the stoic Utley, who hardly ever shows any emotion on the field.


  • The Phillies are 20-11 against the NL Central, the only division they have a winning record against.
  • Lee walked his first batter in four starts in the seventh inning.
  • The Reds are 25-11 without 1B Joey Votto.
  • Bruce was 0 for 4, snapping his nine-game hitting streak.
  • Philadelphia's Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11 ERA) faces Bronson Arroyo (9-7, 3.96 ERA) in a matchup of right-handers Wednesday night.
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Homer Bailey gives up three runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings of work against the Phillies. (Getty Images)
Homer Bailey gives up three runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings of work against the Phillies. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game

T. Frazier
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1

K. Frandsen
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Drew Stubbs, CF5021030 .230
Brandon Phillips, 2B5020010 .290
Ryan Ludwick, LF5000016 .267
    Aroldis Chapman, P0000000 .000
Jay Bruce, RF4000031 .258
Scott Rolen, 3B4110000 .249
Todd Frazier, 1B3221100 .294
Ryan Hanigan, C3121101 .289
Homer Bailey, P3000033 .132
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   a- Miguel Cairo, PH1000011 .167
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
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a-struck out for Marshall in the 8th
2B - Brandon Phillips (25, Lee), Scott Rolen (13, Lee), Todd Frazier (20, Lee)
HR - Zack Cozart (14, Papelbon), Todd Frazier (18, Bastardo)
SF - Zack Cozart (3)
RBI - Zack Cozart 2 (30), Drew Stubbs (38), Todd Frazier (55), Ryan Hanigan (16)
2-OUT RBI - Drew Stubbs (17), Todd Frazier (18)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Rolen-B. Phillips-Frazier, B. Phillips-Cozart-Frazier
E - Brandon Phillips (4, Misplayed grounder)
Cincinnati Reds
Homer Bailey 6.1732060 4.11
Sean Marshall (BS,4) 0.2100100 2.66
Jonathan Broxton (BS,6; W,3-3) 1211100 3.02
Aroldis Chapman (S,30) 1100020 1.33
HBP - Utley (by Homer Bailey)
Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 99-61, Sean Marshall 16-7, Jonathan Broxton 17-10, Aroldis Chapman 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 7-5, Sean Marshall 1-1, Jonathan Broxton 2-0, Aroldis Chapman 1-0
Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 26, Sean Marshall 4, Jonathan Broxton 5, Aroldis Chapman 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5122001 .240
Juan Pierre, LF5000013 .307
Chase Utley, 2B4020013 .253
Ryan Howard, 1B3011112 .256
    Michael Martinez, PR-CF0000000 .153
John Mayberry Jr., CF-1B4000014 .236
Domonic Brown, RF4110012 .267
Kevin Frandsen, 3B4131000 .350
Erik Kratz, C4110012 .292
Cliff Lee, P2000020 .191
    B.J. Rosenberg, P0000000 .000
   a- Laynce Nix, PH0000000 .250
   b- Ty Wigginton, PH0000100 .231
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
   c- Placido Polanco, PH1010000 .261
a-announced for Rosenberg in the 7th
b-walked for Nix in the 7th
c-singled for Papelbon in the 9th
2B - Jimmy Rollins (27, Marshall), Erik Kratz (7, Bailey)
3B - Kevin Frandsen (1, Broxton)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (45), Ryan Howard (24), Kevin Frandsen (7)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Frandsen (7)
SB - Jimmy Rollins 2 (22, 2nd base off Chapman/Hanigan, 3rd base off Chapman/Hanigan)
CS - Jimmy Rollins (5, 2nd base by Bailey/Hanigan)
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B.J. Rosenberg 0.1000010 11.88
Antonio Bastardo 1111121 5.45
Jonathan Papelbon (L,3-5) 1111011 2.86
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 2-8, B.J. Rosenberg 1-0, Jonathan Papelbon 1-1
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 29, B.J. Rosenberg 2, Antonio Bastardo 5, Jonathan Papelbon 4
Game Information
Attendance - 45091
Game Time - 3:23
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Bill Miller