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Reds rally late to beat SF, 10-5

SAN FRANCISCO — Not much has gone right for the Cincinnati Reds since the All-Star break.

Outlasting reigning NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum and rallying for five runs in the ninth inning will definitely count as a much-needed positive.

Cincinnati’s Brandon Phillips drew a tie-breaking bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning and the Reds took advantage of a meltdown by San Francisco’s bullpen to beat the Giants 10-5 on Friday night.

‘‘It wasn’t easy but we needed it and we got some breaks tonight, big-time breaks,’’ Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. ‘‘That’s a good club over there and to give Lincecum a no-decision, that’s quite a feat. These guys, they don’t quit. They just keep playing and playing. They get down but don’t stay down.’’

The Reds, who trailed 4-2 and 5-3, scored twice in the eighth and five times in the ninth to win consecutive games for the first time since July 1-2.

They did it against the Giants’ normally reliable bullpen, which gave up seven runs in two innings after Lincecum had handcuffed the Reds most of the night.

Pinch-hitter Drew Sutton led off the ninth with an infield single off Giants closer Brian Wilson (3-5) before Alex Gonzalez and Joey Votto drew one-out walks. Phillips, who doubled and scored when the Reds tied the game with two runs in the eighth, walked to force in Sutton.

The Reds then took advantage of two San Francisco errors and a wild pitch to tack on four more runs, ending their eight-game road losing streak.

‘‘Regardless of who was pitching, for us to do what we did was a beautiful thing,’’ Phillips said. ‘‘We’re starting to believe in ourselves. We’re picking each other up. It’s all about team chemistry. You could look in the dugout and see everybody was on their feet, the whole team was on the fence and pushing for everybody.’’

Bengie Molina and Eugenio Velez homered for the Giants, who committed five errors.

Reds’ boxscore

Friday’s Game

Reds 10, Giants 5

Cincinnati San Francisco

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Taveras cf 4 1 0 0 Velez lf 5 2 2 2

AlGnzalz ss 4 2 2 1 FSnchz 2b 4 0 1 0

Votto 1b 3 2 0 0 Sandovl 3b 4 1 2 1

BPhllips 2b 4 2 2 1 BMolin c 5 1 1 2

Rolen 3b 5 2 1 0 Winn rf 5 0 0 0

Balentn rf 3 0 2 1 Garko 1b 4 0 1 0

Gomes lf 3 0 0 1 Rownd cf 4 0 1 0

L.Nix ph-lf 1 0 1 3 Renteri ss 4 0 1 0

Hanign c 5 0 0 0 Linccm p 2 1 1 0

HBaily p 3 0 0 0 FLewis ph 1 0 1 0

Masset p 0 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0

Weathrs p 0 0 0 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0

Sutton ph 1 1 1 0 BrWilson p 0 0 0 0

Corder p 0 0 0 0 Meddrs p 0 0 0 0

Aurilia ph 1 0 1 0

Totals 36 10 9 7 Totals 39 5 12 5

Cincinnati 000 111 025 — 10

San Francisco 200 020 100 — 5

E—Renteria 2 (12), B.Molina (4), Rowand (2), Sandoval (10). DP—San Francisco 1. LOB—Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 9. 2B—B.Phillips (18), Rolen (1), F.Lewis (15). HR—Velez (2), B.Molina (12). S—Taveras. SF—L.Nix.

IP H R ER BB SO

Cincinnati

H.Bailey 6 9 5 5 1 2

Masset 1 1 0 0 0 1

Weathers W,3-3 1 0 0 0 0 1

Cordero 1 2 0 0 1 0

San Francisco

Lincecum 7 6 3 2 1 7

Affeldt 0 0 1 1 1 0

Romo H,9 1-3 1 1 1 1 1

Br.Wilson L,3-5BS,5-32 1 2 4 1 3 0

Medders 2-3 0 1 0 0 0

Affeldt pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. H.Bailey pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP—Medders. Umpires—Home, Mike Winters; First, Jerry Layne; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Tony Randazzo. T—3:27. A—41,744 (41,915).