MLB: Cincinnati 7, San Diego 6

July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, July 31 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips hit a solo home run in the seventh inning Tuesday put Cincinnati ahead and the Reds hung on for a 7-6 win over San Diego.

The Reds grabbed a 6-0 lead in the third when Ryan Ludwick clubbed a three-run homer and Todd Frazier followed with a 443-foot blast, scoring Scott Rolen ahead of him.

The Padres responded with six runs in the fourth, highlighted by Cameron Maybin's three-run homer and back-to-back, RBI triples from Alexi Amarista and Will Venable.

It stayed that way until Phillips belted a one-out, 2-0 pitch from Jason Marquis (4-6) into the left field stands for the go-ahead tally in the seventh.

The hit made a winner of Sean Marshall (4-3), who hurled two scoreless frames, while Aroldis Chapman tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 22nd save as National League Central-leading Cincinnati won for the 11th time in 12 games.

Marquis was tagged for seven runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings for San Diego.

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