MLB: Cincinnati 7, Arizona 6

July 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM   |   0 comments

CINCINNATI, July 19 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips knocked in five runs and scored the game-winner Thursday in bringing the Cincinnati Reds back from a 6-run deficit for a 7-6 win over Arizona.

Henry Blanco's first home run of the season -- a two-run shot in the top of the sixth -- gave the Diamondbacks a 6-0 lead.

Arizona starter Joe Saunders took that lead and a one-hitter into the bottom of the inning but the Reds opened the sixth with singles from Drew Stubbs and Wilson Valdez before Phillips hit a home run down the left-field line that cut the deficit in half.

Diamondbacks reliever Bryan Shaw (1-4) got an out but then walked two batters. Valdez reached on an error by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt that allowed a run to score.

Phillips then laced a double into the gap in left-center that tied the score and scored the final run on a single from Todd Frazier.

That made a winner of Alfredo Simon (2-1), who pitched 1 2/3 innings of one-hit relief. Closer Aroldis Chapman came on and struck out two in the ninth to get his 15th save.

Goldschmidt singled in a run for Arizona in the first and Aaron Hill singled in another in the third. Hill's home run in the fifth made it 3-0. Chris Young hit an RBI double and Blanco the home run in the sixth for the six-run lead.

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