Phillies collapse late in 6-3 loss to Reds
The Phillies lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3, at Citizens Bank Park. Ryan Madson gave up a bases-clearing triple to Jay Bruce with two outs in the ninth inning that scored the decisive runs for Cincinnati.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking, three-run double in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Reds had lost eight straight against NL East-leading Philadelphia, including a three-game sweep in last year's division playoff series.
Bruce came in swinging a hot bat. He had four homers in the last five games and was tied for the NL lead with 12. But he struck out three times and popped out in his first four at-bats before clearing the bases against Ryan Madson (2-1).
Logan Ondrusek (1-0) retired the only batter he faced to get the win. Francisco Cordero finished for his ninth save in 10 tries.