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Tyler Beede

Giants acquire right-hander Leake from Reds for minor leaguers

SAN FRANCISCO The Giants bolstered their rotation for the stretch run on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for two minor league players. The Giants had approached the deal looking to upgrade their rotation but were unable to land front-line starters Cole Hamels or David Price. Leake, however, is a solid addition and a pitcher the Giants have had their eye on for some time. The 27-year-old is 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA this season and has pitched exceptionally well of late, going 4-1 with a 1.25 ERA in July. "We've been exploring and in touch with Cincinnati on Leake since day one, among some other options," Giants general manager Bobby Evans...