Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce each had an
RBI single during a three-run sixth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds topped the
Washington Nationals, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.
Bruce knocked in three runs and Derrick Robinson started the big sixth frame
with a pinch-hit single and scored the go-ahead run.
Robinson was hitting for Johnny Cueto (1-0), who gave up seven hits and three
runs over six frames. He walked three and had six strikeouts. Aroldis Chapman
worked around a one-out double from Kurt Suzuki in the ninth inning to get his
Suzuki belted a three-run homer in the second inning, but the Nationals failed
to build on their 7-6 win in 11 innings from Saturday.
Stephen Strasburg (1-1) surrendered nine hits and six runs over 5 1/3 frames.
He walked four and had five strikeouts, just six days after throwing seven
shutout frames against the Marlins.
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