SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds and Joey Votto #19 celebrate in front of Chris Heisey #28 and Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants after scoring runs on a single hit by Zack Cozart (not pictured) during the eleventh inning at AT&T Park on June 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-3 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Final: Reds 7 Giants 3 Boxscore
The Reds entered Saturday night's game 0-32 when training after 8 innings, and they trailed the Giants 1-0 after 8 innings last night. Cue the rally.
Joey Votto walked and birthday boy Brandon Phillips smoked a 2-run homer to give the Reds a 2-1 lead in the 9th. Aroldis Chapman, pitching for the fourth consecutive day, blew his 2nd save in 18 chances, allowing the Giants to tied the game in the 9th. But as has been the case over the last couple of weeks, the Reds piled up runs, 5 in the 11th after two were out on their way to a win 7-3.
*Reds season high four games over .500 at 42-38.
*Reds go for first 4-game sweep in SF since May 1972. The Reds last 4-game sweep on road of any opponent was May 2002 in Milwaukee.
Reds win another series, 5 series in a row.....6-0-1 in last 7 series.
Now 5-1 on the trip.
Four wins row, 7 of 8 and 10 of 13 and 13 of 17.
Reds have won 7 of last 9 vs 1st place teams.
7-1 record since blowing 8 run lead and losing to Jays.
Reds now 17-9 in June and 23-20 on road.
Just one game back of St Louis for 2nd in NL Central, gaining 4 games on Cards since May 29.
Just .5 games out of Wild Card, were 4.5 out one month ago today.
Brewers won their fourth in a row.
Reds remain 7.5 out.
*Alfredo Simon: 7 IN, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 80 pitches. Season 102.2 IN/last year 87.2.
*Sam LeCure, 8th: 2 H
*Aroldis Chapman, 9th: 1 IN, H, BB, R. Four straight days: 20, 10, 9, 31 pitches.
*Jonathan Broxton, 10th: Win
*Jumbo Diaz, 11th: H, BB, R
Offense: 7 R, 12 H, 8 different Reds had hits.
*Reds have score 2 or more runs in an inning 24 times in last 19 games:
*2 hits Cozart, Bruce
*Billy Hamilton: 3 for 6, 0 R
*Cozart has an RBI in three consecutive games.
*Bruce extends hit streak to 9 in a row, including multi-hit games in four straight.
*Bruce had a sacrifice bunt in the 11th...his first since April 27 of last year and 3rd in 892 ML games.
*Reds 18-21 prior to Votto injury, 11-12 in his absence and 13-5 since his return.
B5: Panik groundout, 1-0 SF
T9: Phillips 2-run HR, 2-1 Reds
B9: Posey RBI 2B, 2-2
T11: Cozart 2-RBI 1B, 4-2 Reds
T11: Heisey 2-RBI 3B, 6-2 Reds
T11: Hamilton RBI 1B, 7-2 Reds
B11: Arias RBI 1B, 7-3 Reds
Piling it on
Reds have score 2 or more runs in an inning 24 times in last 19 games:
2 run inning: 10 times
3 run inning: 6 times
4 run inning: 2 times
5 run inning: 4 times
7 run inning: 1 time
8 run inning: 1 time
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a two-run single against the San Francisco Giants during the eleventh inning at AT&T Park on June 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-3 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)