Leake leads Reds past Giants, 8-3

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Associated Press

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Leake pitched six-plus innings of wildly effective ball and had the third three-hit game of his career, leading the Cincinnati Reds past the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Wednesday night.

Leake (10-4) allowed a career-high 12 hits but gave up just one run. He also snapped an 0-for-26 skid — his longest hitless streak — with two singles and a double.

Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Devin Mesoraco each drove in two runs to power the Reds to another impressive win against the reigning World Series champions. After allowing San Francisco to rally from an 0-2 deficit to win the NL division series last October, Cincinnati finished 6-1 against the Giants this season — and most of the wins weren't even close.

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