Lorenzen's pinch hit homer helps Reds past Phillies 7-4

RELIEF PITCHER MICHAEL LORENZEN CONNECTED FOR A PINCH-HIT HOMER THAT PUT CINCINNATI AHEAD AND THE REDS OVERCAME A ROUGH MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT BY ROOKIE DAVIS TO BEAT THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 7-4 THURSDAY.

ADAM DUVALL ALSO HOMERED AS THE REDS RALLIED FROM AN EARLY THREE-RUN DEFICIT TO TAKE THE OPENING SERIES, WINNING TWO OF THREE.LORENZEN'S SOLO HOMER _ THE SECOND OF HIS CAREER _ OFF ADAM MORGAN (0-1) PUT THE REDS AHEAD 5-4 IN THE SIXTH INNING. 

MANAGER BRYAN PRICE USED THE RELIEVER BECAUSE HE'S WORKING WITH A SHORT-HANDED BENCH TO START THE SEASON. THE REDS' LAST PINCH HOMER BY A PITCHER CAME IN 2009, WHEN MICAH OWINGS CONNECTED OFF THE CARDINALS' RYAN FRANKLIN.LORENZEN DIDN'T PITCH IN THE GAME. 

CODY REED (1-0) GOT HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE WIN BY ESCAPING THREATS IN EACH OF HIS TWO INNINGS. DREW STOREN PITCHED THE NINTH FOR HIS FIRST SAVE SINCE THE REDS SIGNED HIM TO A ONE-YEAR, $3 MILLION DEAL.THE PHILLIES BLEW A 4-1 LEAD SET UP BY DANIEL NAVA'S PAIR OF HOMERS OFF DAVIS.

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