The Cincinnati Reds used an eight-run fourth to jump on the Phillies Charlie Morton. Morton gave a tape measure shot to Jay Bruce that broke the game open. Daniel Stumpf making his Major League debut poured gasoline on the fire when he failed to retire a batter giving up one hit with two walks and three earned runs. The Reds were able able to hold off the Phillies 10-6. Jay Bruce added an insurance run in the seventh with a solo shot.
Bruce ended the game going three for four with five RBI. He had a chance to add to his totals, but in the eight inning the Phillies pickedoff Eugenio Suarez with Bruce at the plate. The Reds swept the Phillies to start the season 3-0 with the Pirates coming to town on Friday night. The Reds took two of the three games against the Phillies in come from behind fashion. It doesn't get any easier for the Phillies as they head into New York to play the National League champion New York Mets.