Cliff Lee tossed six spectacular innings before yielding two runs in the seventh, and after the Phillies rallied back to tie it, the Reds reclaimed the lead with another two runs off the 'pen in the eighth en route to a 4-2 decision.
The Phillies failed to get their offense going yet again, Monday night being dazzled by Bronson Arroyo, who threw seven shutout innings before allowing two runs in the eighth. Chase Utley, not starting for the first time in 2013, entered as a pinch hitter for Lee and belted a two-out, two-run homer to tie the game, 2-2.
Lee faced just two batters over the minimum before the seventh inning, when Joey Votta and Brandon Phillips led off with back-to-back hits. Votto would score on a wild pitch, and after Jay Bruce drew a walk — the first given up by Lee all season — Todd Frazier plated Phillips on a sacrifice fly.
Entering a 2-2 ballgame in the eighth, Jeremy Horst recorded just one out (on a sacrifice) and left the bases loaded for Mike Adams, who proceeded to give up a two-run single to Phillips, the first batter he faced.
Adams limited the damage to two runs, but it would not matter. Aroldis Chapman needed just 14 pitches to retire the Phillies in order in the ninth, picking up his first save since April 7.
In the field, Ben Revere — sporting a special "Pray for Boston" message taped to his glove — made one of the best catches you'll ever see to rob Frazier of an extra-base hit. Bruce, who had been on first, was easily doubled off on the play.