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Reds change roles to get past Mets

NEW YORK — The Reds used two pitchers in different spots to beat the Mets 2-1 on Sunday.

Alfredo Simon, who had 99 relief appearances since his last start (Sept. 28, 2011, with the Orioles), went seven strong innings. Manny Parra, a starter for his first three seasons and middle reliever for his next three, earned his first career save.

"Can't ask for any more for Simon and Manny Parra," manager Bryan Price said.

With Mat Latos rehabbing from knee and elbow operations, Price tapped Simon, 32, calling him one of the most durable pitchers on the staff.

"I was thinking I was a starter before," Simon said after his 20th career start. "I tried to show the best I can."

Parra, 31, who made 74 starts for the Brewers from 2007-10, got the call a day after J.J. Hoover gave up Ike Davis' walkoff grand slam. Incumbent closer Aroldis Chapman remains out after being hit in the head by a liner during spring training.

Parra retired all six batters he faced, including Davis to end it. He then stood still for a moment before pounding his glove and walking toward catcher Brayan Pena.

"At the end … I didn't even really know what to do," Parra said. "It was awesome."

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