Joe Saunders vs Mike Leake Tilt Ends in Cincinnati 7-6 Win

Joe Saunders vs Mike Leake Tilt Ends in Cincinnati 7-6 Win

Cincinnati had a 5-RBI day from Brandon Phillips on Thursday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds defeated Arizona 7-6 in baseball action.

Cincinnati was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Cincinnati got 5 1/3 innings from Mike Leake, who gave up 6 earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out 2. Alfredo Simon earned the victory, while the Reds got 5 RBIs from Brandon Phillips in the win.

Arizona's starting pitcher Joe Saunders worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Willie Bloomquist in a losing cause.

Arizona outhit their counterparts 14-6 in the game.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Milwaukee. Arizona will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.