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June 27, 2011

Reds 5, Devil Rays 0

Reds (41-39)2002001005110
Devil Rays (44-35)000000000062
W: Leave (7-4) L: Hellickson (7-7)


Wait, what?

I know what you’re thinking, looking at the title of this post, but it’s true. The Cincinnati Reds actually won an interleague game! And this was the first game of the series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Mike Leake started for the Reds and did very well, going 6 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, walking 2, and striking out 3. He picked up his 7th win. The bullpen closed out the shutout and the game, thanks to Sam LeCure and Nick Masset.

The offense still left 8 players on base, but they did drive in 5. Brandon Phillips was the hero, going 4-5, driving in 2 and scoring 2. Jonny Gomes returned to his former ballpark and did well, too, hitting a home run in the 4th.

All that added up to a shutout win. And it gives the Reds two chances to win their first series in about a million years.