Phillips Outruns Error in Reds' 12-4 Win

Cincinnati scores 10 unanswered runs en route to victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 12:08 AM CDT
Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips, reacts after scoring off of a RBI sac fly against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 9, 2008 in Milwaukee.    (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
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(Newser) – Adam Dunn and Corey Patterson each hit two-run homers, Brandon Phillips scored twice off a pair of heady baserunning plays and Cincinnati defeated Milwaukee 12-4. Phillips helped put the Reds on top for good in the sixth after the normally sure-handed second baseman allowed two unearned runs that cost Cincinnati the lead in the fifth when he let a grounder go through his legs.

In the sixth, Ken Griffey Jr. singled and advanced to second on a balk by Brewers starter Dave Bush. Then Phillips singled to put men on the corners, setting up Dunn's sacrifice fly that tied the game at 3. Milwaukee, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, got solo homers from Ryan Braun and Hall.