Mets Lose to Reds as NJ-Native Frazier Homers Twice
Todd Frazier homered twice, Brandon Phillips hit a tying single off Jon Rauch in the eighth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-3 Wednesday night.
Pinch-hitter Jay Bruce drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly one out after the Reds put together three straight hits off Rauch (3-2), ending with Phillips’ single. Rauch retired Chris Heisey on a popup before left-hander Tim Byrdak came on to face the lefty-hitting Bruce. After that, D.J. Carrasco came on and gave up Frazier’s second homer on his first pitch.
Jose Arredondo (3-1) pitched a perfect inning of relief for the Reds. Mike Leake struck out a season-high five in six innings.
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