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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Reds sweep two from Phils...

August 18, 1981:  Tom Seaver (7-6) goes the distance in shutting out the Phillies 5-0.  Seaver allowed only five hits while walking four with three strikeouts.  Leading 1-0, the Reds erupted for four runs in the bottom of fourth.  Sam Mejias went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI to lead the Cincinnati offense.  Steve Carlton (7-5) was the losing pitcher of record.

August 19, 1981:  Once again the Reds scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead.  The Reds added another run in the bottom of the fifth, increasing their lead to 6-0.  Reds starter Bruce Berenyi was cruising with seven shutout innings.  However, Philadelphia rallied in the top of the eighth and had the go ahead run at the plate before Tom Hume was able to put out the fire.  Hume was able to retire the side in order in the top of the ninth as Cincinnati takes it 6-5.  Berenyi (6-2) was the winner with Hume a well earned eleventh save of the season.  Christenson (6-6) suffered the defeat.  Reds catcher Joe Nolan went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Driessen (7) homered for Cincinnati. 

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