ATLANTA - Mike Leake returned from the minors to give Cincinnati's depleted rotation a boost and the Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Friday night for only their second win in 10 games.
Leake (4-2) gave Cincinnati its first win by a starter since May 16. The right-hander allowed one run, seven hits and three walks in six innings.
Ramon Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Braves closer Craig Kimbrell.
The Braves loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth before Nick Massett ended the threat on Alex Gonzalez's grounder to shortstop Paul Janish.
Leake, 23, was recalled from Triple-A Louisville Friday for his first start since May 3. He was needed after the Reds lost Homer Bailey (injury) and Edinson Volquez was sent to the minors.