Brandon Phillips, Eugenio Suarez and Zack Cozart homered in a five-run first inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat Jake Peavy in a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Jake Peavy continues to struggle for the Giants in a big way. In his last start, he lasted just two innings, the shortest of his career other than once leaving with an injury and once when he had an illness. The Reds hit three home runs off him in the second inning to take a 6-1 lead, with Peavy's ERA now over 9. It looks like time to insert Chris Heston into the rotation.
Lineup: Giants (15-13) at Reds (10-17)
- 1. Denard Span, CF (L)
- 2. Gregor Blanco, LF (L)
- 3. Hunter Pence, RF (R)
- 4. Brandon Belt, 1B (L)
- 5. Brandon Crawford, SS (L)
- 6. Conor Gillaspie, 3B (L)
- 7. Trevor Brown, C (R)
- 8. Kelby Tomlinson, 2B (R)
- 9. Jake Peavy, RHP (R) Daily notes
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