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Phillips, Leake leads Reds past Giants 3-1

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run and double, and scored twice in his return to the lineup, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday night.

 

Mike Leake (6-6) allowed four hits in eight innings, had a career-high 12 strikeouts and walked one, which was intentional. He's still looking for his first major league shutout.

 

Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.

 

Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each added two hits for the Reds, who have won five of six. Bruce doubled in the seventh and has an extra-base hit in each of his last seven games, the longest streak by a Reds player since Dave Parker did it in eight straight in 1986.

 

Adam Duvall, making his major league debut, hit a home run for the Giants, who lost for the 12th time in 16 games.

 

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