NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Phillips hit a tiebreaking single and
made a between-the-legs flip to start a flashy double play, leading
Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 3-1
Sunday for their sixth straight win.
The NL Central leaders completed their first three-game sweep in
New York since 2001 and matched their longest winning streak of the
season. The Reds also finished 6-2 this year in visits to Citi
Field and Yankee Stadium.
Cueto (8-3) struck out a season-high eight in seven innings. He
also doubled for the first extra-base hit of his career.
The only run against Cueto came when he issued a bases-loaded
walk to pitcher Chris Young - at 6-foot-10, the Mets starter has a
strike zone as large as anyone in the majors.