Any time you get as many hits as you give up, chances are it's going to be a good night.

Wednesday was a really good night for Mike Leake. Leake went 3-for-4 with a triple and scored three runs. He was also pretty good on the mound. He went seven shutout innings and allowed three hits in an 11-2 win over Philadelphia Phillies before a crowd of 16,467 at Great American Ball Park.

Leake (1-2) walked none and struck out seven.

The sweep of the Phillies was the first for the Reds since they took a four-game set in Philly in June of 1996. The two-win day — the Reds won the completion of a suspended game earlier — put the Reds back over .500 at 8-7. The sweep followed a five-game losing streak.

"This game is so hard to figure out," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We go from being swept to sweeping."

"You're going to lose games," Jay Bruce said. "The mark of a good team is how you bounce back. We were able to do that in this series."

The offense cranked out 15 hits. Zack Cozart was 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run. Devin Mesoraco was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Bruce had two hits and two RBI. Brandon Phillips went 2-for-2 with three RBI to move into a tie for the RBI lead in the National League.

But Leake was the story. He came in with a 6.75 ERA after two starts.

"He had everything going tonight," Baker said. "When that happens - Mesoraco was directing him through it - you're going to get a well-pitched game."

Leake was asked the obligatory "Are you happy with the hits or pitching" question.

"I needed the good pitching performance more than the hits," Leake said.

Leake said the difference between Wednesday and his other starts started with his mindset.

"It's being convicted with your pitches, rather than being scared," he said. "It's an attitude thing for me."