The Reds blew a six-run lead in a game that was called after nine innings because both teams were out of pitchers.
The arms: The Phillies tied the game at seven in the seventh inning when first baseman Jim Thome hit a monstrous grand slam, which landed in a parking lot beyond the right-field fence, off Reds closer Scott Williamson. The right-hander had allowed a leadoff single before loading the bases with two walks. ... Reliever Josias Manzanillo, who pitched a scoreless ninth, has allowed two hits in his past nine innings.
The bats: Pitcher Jimmy Haynes was impressive on the mound, giving up four hits and two runs in 42/3 innings, but was even more so at the plate. Haynes hit an opposite-field three-run double off Phillies starter Randy Wolf in the first inning and had a sacrifice bunt in his second at-bat. ... Outfielder Jose Guillen went 4-for-4, all singles. ... Catcher Jason LaRue walked in each of his three at-bats Tuesday, and had an RBI when he drew one with the bases loaded in the first inning.
The rest: Outfielder Reggie Taylor stole his first two bases of the spring. Both came in the fifth inning on consecutive pitches. Taylor started in place of Ruben Mateo, who was scratched before the game because of a stiff neck. ... Attendance at Jack Russell Stadium was 6,025.
Up next: The Reds are off today and play host to the Pirates at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Ed Smith Stadium. Jimmy Anderson (2-1, 1.37) is scheduled to start for Cincinnati. The Pirates will start Jeff Suppan (0-0, 6.30).
|Larkin ss||4||1||2||1||Ledee cf||4||1||1||0|
|Agbayani lf||1||0||0||0||Mesa p||0||0||0||0|
|Boone 2b||4||1||1||0||Utley 2b||1||0||0||0|
|Williamson p||0||0||0||0||Rollins ss||4||1||1||0|
|Secrist ph||1||0||1||0||Houston 1b||1||0||0||0|
|Heredia p||0||0||0||0||Abreu rf||3||2||1||0|
|Manzanillo p||0||0||0||0||Burrell lf||3||0||1||1|
|Dunn lf-1b||5||0||1||0||Christnsn lf||1||1||0||0|
|Guillen rf||4||1||4||1||Thome 1b||4||1||1||4|
|Casey 1b||4||1||1||1||Telemaco p||0||0||0||0|
|Miller c||0||0||0||0||Byrd ph||1||0||0||0|
|Lopez 3b-ss||4||1||2||0||Bell 3b||3||0||1||1|
|Taylor cf||5||1||2||0||Castillas 3b||1||0||0||0|
|LaRue c||0||1||0||1||Lieberthal c||2||0||1||0|
|Guerrero 3b||1||0||0||0||Adams p||0||0||0||0|
|Haynes p||2||0||1||3||Hollins ph||1||1||1||1|
|Mercker p||0||0||0||0||Valent cf||2||0||1||0|
|Castro ph-2b||1||0||0||0||Punto 2b-ss||3||0||0||0|
E-Boone. DP-Philadelphia 3. LOB-Cincinnati 9, Philadelphia 3. 2B-Boone, Casey, Lopez, Haynes, Ledee, Abreu. HR-Thome (4), Hollins (3). SB-Taylor 2 (2). CS-Lopez.
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