The Mets were cooled off in the finale of their road trip as John Maine, previously 9-2 on the road in 2007, was roughed up. Reliever Willie Collazo induced two double-play grounders while working 1 2/3 innings in his Major League debut. New York, resting many regulars, had just three hits.
The Reds ended their five-game slide in a big way. Brandon Phillips' first-inning homer broke a Reds season mark for second baseman, Joey Votto homered among three hits in his first start, Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 and 30-year-old rookie Tom Shearn went six scoreless innings.
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