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Giants get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff run

After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. The defending World Series champions acquired one of the hottest pitchers in the majors. The 27-year-old Leake has allowed only two earned runs in his last four starts, all victories. He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St. Louis on Tuesday, completing his sensational month of July. Overall, Leake is 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts this season. "We've been exploring and in touch with Cincinnati about Leake since Day 1," general manager Bobby Evans said. The Giants trail the Dodgers by a half-game in the NL...