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Bruce's ninth inning single helps Reds down Phillies

5:10 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - After Tuesday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds was suspended in the ninth inning of a scoreless tie due to rain, Jay Bruce helped end the contest quickly on Wednesday.

Bruce singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Phillies in the middle test of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati quickly loaded the bases against Philadelphia reliever Phillippe Aumont (1-2), as Zack Cozart singled, Joey Votto walked, and Brandon Phillips reached first when his fly ball to left-center field tipped off the glove of center fielder Ben Revere and found the outfield grass.

Bruce then scorched a single to right field to score Cozart and send the Reds to their second consecutive victory.

Aroldis Chapman (2-0) was credited with the victory after tossing a perfect top of the ninth on Tuesday when he took over for starter Homer Bailey, who tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts while scattering two hits over eight scoreless innings.

Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick struck out four and allowed just two hits over seven innings on Tuesday, but the Phillies managed just two hits and struck out 12 times in suffering their second straight defeat.

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