Giants fall to Reds 7-6

San Francisco Giants Buster Posey dives safely back to first base after the ball got away from Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips when Posey was caught in a rundown in the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

June 10, 2010 1:34:40 PM PDT
Brandon Phillips had four hits, including a two-run triple in the eighth inning Thursday that rallied the Cincinnati Reds to yet another comeback win, 7-6 over the San Francisco Giants.

Phillips' triple off Guillermo Mota (0-2) tied it at 6. Joey Votto's single up the middle gave the Reds their 12th win in their final at-bat, the most in the majors.

The Reds opened a 1 1/2-game lead over idle St. Louis in the NL Central, the latest in a season that Cincinnati has been in first place since June 17, 2002, their final year at Cinergy Field. They finished 78-84 that year under manager Bob Boone.

Cincinnati has a streak of nine straight losing seasons, its longest in more than a half-century.


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