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Giants blow lead against Cincinnati

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Phillips' heads-up baserunning helped the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Franicsco Giants 9-8 in 11 innings on Friday night.

Jorge Cantu's sacrifice fly against Scott Munter (1-1) scored Phillips, who went first to third on a sacrifice bunt, to give the Reds the come-from-behind victory.

Former Modesto Athletic Marcus McBeth (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory. David Weathers pitched the 11th for his 33rd save in 39 chances.

Barry Bonds was not in the lineup and not available to pinch hit for the Giants, on the day the team announced it would not be bringing the home run king back after this season.

The Reds scored five runs in the eighth inning to tie the game at 8. Joey Votto, Javier Valentin, Buck Coats, Phillips and Edwin Encarnacion each drove in runs against Giants relievers Jack Taschner and Tyler Walker.

Ray Durham hit a go-ahead two-run pinch hit single in the sixth and Omar Vizquel had four hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh for the Giants, who lost their fourth straight.

Kevin Frandsen had a career high five hits and scored four runs and Bengie Molina and Dave Roberts also drove in runs to help give the Giants something to remember other than the imminent departure of their slugger.

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