Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Video: Watch Jay Bruce, Reds dispose of Phillies in nine minutes

It took all of nine minutes for the Reds (7-7) to upend the Phillies (6-8) in a suspended game on Tuesday.

On Monday, the two clubs played 8 1/2 innings of scoreless baseball before Mother Nature unleashed a torrential downpour over Cincinnati. The umpiring crew cleared the field and called for a delay, which eventually turned into rescheduling the conclusion of the game for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

When play resumed Tuesday, Philadelphia's Phillippe Aumont took the mound, and then Reds shortstop Zack Cozart led off the inning with a walk. Joey Votto then followed with another walk and Brandon Phillips reached base thanks to an error by Phillies center fielder Ben Revere.

This loaded the bases for Jay Bruce, who was 0-for-3 in the game entering the at-bat. But he came through in grand fashion by stroking the first pitch he saw into right field for a single. Cozart scored and the Reds won in walk-off style.

Aroldis Chapman earned the win despite not throwing a single pitch on Tuesday, but rather hurling a perfect inning of relief Monday night, instead.

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