Mike Leake held the San Francisco Giants to one run over eight innings, striking out 12, to lead the Reds to a 3-1 victory on Thursday. Leake's only mistake was an Adam Duvall solo homer in the seventh inning when the Reds held a 3-0 lead. Leake has won three straight starts as he has benefited from 19 runs of support he didn't need, allowing just six runs over 21 innings. Leake will carry a solid 3.41 ERA into a nice matchup when he takes the mound in San Diego on Tuesday. The wins have been coming in bunches of late for Cincinnati, which has won five of its last six games and eight of 11. The club improved to 40-38 to move two games above a .500 record for the first time this season. It's a particularly opportune time for a hot club to face a first-place team, as the reeling Giants have lost 12 of their last 16 games.
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