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|Red Unravel Phillies to Take 2-0 Lead
|PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Reds right fielder Jay Bruce missed a line drive in the seventh inning, allowing two runs to score, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of Cincinnati's shoddy defense to earn a 7-4 win Friday night for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five NL division series.
After Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history in Philadelphia's 4-0 victory Wednesday, the Reds were determined to show their resilience.
Brandon Phillips hit a leadoff homer on Roy Oswalt's fourth pitch and the Reds built a 4-0 lead before their defense and bullpen unraveled.
The Phillies rallied against hard-throwing rookie Aroldis Chapman and his triple-digit fastball after soft-tossing starter Bronson Arroyo kept Philadelphia's hitters off balance.
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