Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Raul Ibanez ignited a three-run 10th inning with an RBI double off Arthur Rhodes — ending the southpaw’s 33-appearance scoreless streak — as the Philadelphia Phillies took down the Cincinnati Reds, 9-6, in the middle installment of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.
Brian Schneider and Wilson Valdez each hit three-run homers for the Phillies, who bounced back from a 7-3 loss in the series opener and have won six of eight overall. Valdez drove in a career-high four runs, while Schneider had three hits and scored twice for the victors.
Joe Blanton lasted 7 2/3 innings in the start, allowing three runs on eight hits. Brad Lidge (1-0) got the win despite giving up three runs in the ninth. J.C. Romero recorded his third save of the year.
Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth to tie the game for the Reds, who had won six of seven coming into Tuesday’s game. Ramon Hernandez knocked in two runs.
Mike Leake, the eighth overall pick of the 2009 draft, gave up a season- high six runs on seven hits in a six-inning start. He also fanned four batters and walked two. Rhodes (2-2) was charged with all three runs in the 10th to take the loss.