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Cozart heading for disabled list as Reds sweep Phillies

Zack Cozart (Source: Reds.com) Zack Cozart (Source: Reds.com)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left in the first inning of the Reds 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday with an injury to his right knee.
 
Cozart was carried off the field after slipping on first base trying to beat out a grounder. He immediately grabbed his right knee.
 
“It's safe to say he'll be on the disabled list,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “He had an MRI. [Reds team doctor Timothy Kremchek] is in transit and will look at the results tonight.”
 
“I feel for him,” said Reds backup shortstop and utility player Kristopher Negron. “I blew my knee out a few years back. We don't know the extent of [his injury], but I'm praying for him and hoping he's alright.”
 
With Cozart out of the lineup, Brandon Phillips and Billy Hamilton battling day-to-day injuries, and Devin Mesoraco still playing outfield with the Louisville Bats, Cincinnati (27-31) called on four bench players to fill the gaps. Ivan De Jesus hit a 3-run home run in the first inning to give the Reds an early 4-0 lead.
 
“We need our bench guys to come through,” Reds third baseman Todd Frazier said. “These guys are here for a reason. Let's see what they've got.”
 
Brayan Pena tied a career-high with four hits. He also drove in two runs.
 
Reds rookie pitcher Jon Moscot (1-1) gave up six hits and two earned runs over six innings in his first winning decision. He also had a single in the win.

Cincinnati travels to Chicago on a four-game winning streak to play the Cubs in a four-game series beginning Thursday.

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