Jul 31, 2015 1:25 PM by Ross Field
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.
San Francisco needed one more solid starter, and got a young pitcher who has been at his best in July. The 27-year-old Leake has won his last four starts, allowing only two earned runs in 30 innings overall.
He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St. Louis on Tuesday.
The Reds got infielder Adam Duvall and right-hander Keury Mella for Leake, who can become a free agent after the season.
The deal came six days after Cincinnati dealt ace Johnny Cueto to Kansas City for three minor league pitchers.
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