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Victorino’s HR Leads Phillies Over Reds 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shane Victorino hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning Monday night, and Cole Hamels was solid in his return from the disabled list, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Victorino snapped an 0-for-11 slump with his homer off right-hander Homer Bailey (7-6), improving the Phillies to 4-1 against Cincinnati this season.

Hamels held the Reds to two hits — one a misplayed fly ball — in six innings. Antonio Bastardo (6-0) fanned three in his one inning of relief. Dave Sappelt’s infield single drove in a run in the eighth, cutting it to 3-2 Ryan Madson gave up a hit in the ninth before finishing it off for his 24th save in 26 chances.

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