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Leake whiffs 12, dazzles in dominant effort vs. Giants

June 27, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake generally likes to put the ball in play and let his defense do the work. In a pitcher-friendly place like AT&T Park, it's often a good formula for success.

Except on Thursday, Leake worked against his type -- way against. Instead, he established a career high with 12 strikeouts over eight innings as the Reds claimed a 3-1 victory over the Giants.

"It doesn't feel like that many, but at this level, I guess it's a pretty good accomplishment. They come and go. I'm not huge on strikeouts," said Leake, who threw 109 pitches -- an efficient number considering the strikeout total.

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