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MLB: Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 2

Sept. 3, 2012 at 4:42 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Rookie Tyler Cloyd earned his first major league win with seven efficient innings Monday, staking the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 win over Cincinnati.

Cloyd (1-1), an 18th-round 2008 Phillies draft choice out of Nebraska-Omaha, struck out nine while yielding one run on four hits. The right-hander didn't allow a walk in his second big-league appearance.

Justin De Fratus tossed a scoreless eighth and Phillippe Aumont collected his first major league save despite surrendering a run in the ninth as the Phils took the opener of a three-game set.

Jimmy Rollins cracked a three-run homer in the fifth inning and John Mayberry added a solo shot in the next frame to provide Philadelphia's offense.

Johnny Cueto (17-7) absorbed the loss for the National League Central-leading Reds, giving up four runs on eight hits over seven full innings.

Jay Bruce homered and added a run-scoring single for for Cincinnati.

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