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Reds hold off Phillies with great defense, power

June 8, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



CINCINNATI -- The Reds have had their share of issues and struggles this season, but defense hasn't been one of them. Outside of errors, or the lack thereof, those strengths aren't always as tangible in plain view.

But on Saturday vs. the Phillies in a 6-5 Reds win, defense saved the day and also snapped a three-game losing streak. To end Philadelphia rallies in both the sixth and seventh innings, the Reds were 2-for-2 on relays that can be longshots to complete. Twice, they were perfectly performed from center fielder Billy Hamilton to second baseman Brandon Phillips to catcher Devin Mesoraco for the third outs.

READ MORE: http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_06_07_phimlb_cinmlb_1&mode=recap&c_id=cin


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