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Mesoraco has career-high four hits, Reds fall to Phillies 8-3

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Devin Mesoraco made a comeback to the lineup Sunday in a big way, but the Reds (19-23) dropped the series in Philadelphia losing 8-3. Tony Cingrani gave up back-to-back homeruns in his first game off the disabled list with tendinitis in his left shoulder.

The Reds opened the scoring in the first with a Brandon Phillips RBI groundout and a Mesoraco RBI double. In the bottom of the first, the Phillies responded with two solo homers to even the score at 2-2. Cingrani would leave the game after allowing four earned runs in six innings. Manny Parra gave up four more runs in the seventh en route to the Phillies second victory over the Reds in two days. The bullpen has now given up ten earned runs in the last two games.

"It really comes down to taking advantage of opportunities," said Bryan Price. "It's hard to put a finger on a situation when it's not working at full capacity. It'll work itself through. I still have a lot of confidence in these guys."

Devin Mesoraco is now batting an unprecedented .500 going 4-for-4 in his second start since returning off the disabled list. The Reds actually had more hits than the Phillies, ten to nine, but went just 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

"The elephant in the room is that you don't have Votto and Bruce, and those are pretty essential pieces," said Price. "We just got some things started and weren't able to finish. We can't win this way. We have to score more runs."

The Reds haven't won a series in Philadelphia since 2006. Bryan Price said the team still hasn't made a decision on when they'll bring Joey Votto (left quad strain) back. The Reds are undecided on if Votto will return anytime during their upcoming three-game set in Washington.

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