Reds back Leake with 3 HRs in 6-1 win over Mets

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Associated Press

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Rolen and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back home runs, and Mike Leake pitched his second complete game of the season, helping the Cincinnati Reds extend their win streak to five with a 6-1 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game, helping the first-place Reds improve to 21-8 since All-Star first baseman Joey Votto was forced out of the lineup with a left knee injury.

Leake (5-7) faced three batters over the minimum and added an RBI single. He allowed four hits, no walks and struck out four.

R.A. Dickey tied his season high for hits and home runs allowed while slipping to 2-3 over his last five starts. The Reds touched Dickey (15-4) for 10 hits, including three homers, and two walks in six innings. The knuckleballer had nine strikeouts.

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