Reds Score 5 Runs in 9th, Beat Giants 10-5

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips drew a tie breaking bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning and the Reds took advantage of a meltdown by San Francisco's bullpen to beat the Giants 10-5 on Friday night.

Pinch-hitter Drew Sutton led off the ninth with an infield single off Giants closer Brian Wilson (3-5) before Alex Gonzalez and Joey Votto drew one-out walks. Phillips, who doubled and scored when the Reds tied the game with two runs in the eighth, walked to force in Sutton.

The Reds then took advantage of two San Francisco errors and a wild pitch to tack on four more runs, ending their eight-game road losing streak.

Bengie Molina and Eugenio Velez homered for the Giants, who committed five errors and wasted a solid outing by reigning NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.


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