The Phillies headed home on a strong note, backing Freddy Garcia early and late in clinching the series. Ryan Howard, after missing three games, homered and drove in three runs; Chase Utley scored three times.
The Reds' recent string of strong performances by their starting pitching ended as Matt Belisle struggled early, and they fell in the series finale. Belisle took his first loss of the season as Cincy's offense continued to struggle.
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