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Phillies Honor 90’s Night; Lose to Reds

Red 3, Phillies 2
WP – Bronson Arroyo (10-7, 3.87)
LP – Vance Worley (6-9, 4.06)
SV – Aroldis Chapman (31)

PHILADELPHIA — On a night where the Phillies honored a dismal decade for baseball, they treated the fans to a bunch of 90’s memories.

Complete with scoreboard pictures that represented 90’s characters, 90’s music and maroon and white retro jerseys, the Phillies topped off the night with a loss to the Reds, 3-2.

Bronson Arroyo was absolutely dominant through eight innings of work. He started the 9th but was pulled after a lead-off single by Kevin Frandsen in the 9th.

Arroyo went eight innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out four. He was perfect through the first four innings until Domonic Brown’s solo homer to lead off the 5th ended that early bid.

Brown’s homer made it a 2-1 game. He had two of the Phillies’ four hits, a double and a home run, his first of the season and first in his last 42 Major League games.

The one-run deficit was erased in the 8th inning when Jay Bruce hit a solo homer to make it 3-1.

The Phillies got to within one run in the 9th inning. After Arroyo was lifted following Frandsen’s single, Frandsen scored on Ty Wigginton’s pinch-hit single to right.

But Aroldis Chapman was able to get both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard out to seal the win for Arroyo.

2B: Brown (6). HR: Brown (1).

Boxscore.

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