WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Mike Leake allowed an unearned run over
seven innings to remain unbeaten and the Cincinnati Reds defeated
the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Saturday night.
Leake (5-0) allowed seven hits, walked none and struck out five,
becoming the first pitcher in Reds history to go undefeated after
11 major league starts. The right-hander is the first Cincinnati
starting pitcher to win his first five decisions since Santo Alcala
He also singled twice in three at-bats, raising his average to
The Reds used RBI doubles by Joey Votto and Orlando Cabrera and
run-scoring singles by Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce to break a
Washington's Luis Atilano (5-2) gave up two runs - one earned -
and six hits in seven innings.