Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 with a pair of solo
homers and three runs scored, and Mike Leake spun 6 2/3 stellar frames to lead
the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 shutout over the Miami Marlins in the second tilt
of a three-game set.
Leake (3-2) fanned six and scattered nine hits with one walk, while Joey Votto
and Brandon Phillips each added two hits and an RBI for the Reds, who have won
a season-high five straight games.
Alex Sanabia (2-6) was tagged for all four runs on nine hits and three walks
over six innings to absorb his fifth straight loss.
Derek Dietrich, Rob Brantly and Greg Dobbs collected two hits apiece for the
Marlins, who finished 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded
12 men on base in dropping their fourth straight contest.
Choo got the Reds going early, as he led off the game with a single before
Cesar Izturis worked a walk.
After Votto flied out, Phillips belted a double off the wall in left-center
field that was just over the glove of Juan Pierre, allowing Choo to score
easily from second.
Cincinnati tacked on two more in the fourth, as Choo launched a one-out blast
over the wall in left-center to make it 2-0. Izturis followed with a double to
left and came around to score on Votto's single to left.
Choo launched his second homer of the night in the sixth, a two-out shot into
the home team's bullpen.
It was the ninth multi-homer game of Choo's career ... The victory was Reds
manager Dusty Baker's 443rd in Cincinnati, tying him for fourth place on the
club's all-time list with Reds Hall of Famer Fred Hutchinson ... Since earning
his big league call-up on May 8, Dietrich has recorded at least one hit in
each of his five starts.
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