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Phillips, Votto leads Reds

Phillips, Votto leads Reds

CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run for the second straight day, Joey Votto homered and had three hits, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games.

Todd Frazierhit a three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning for the Reds, who won three of four from the Marlins and improved to a major league-best 10-3 at home.

After trading most of their best players in an offseason payroll purge, the Marlins have the worst record in the big leagues at 4-15 -- the poorest 19-game start in team history.

With the score 2-2, Shin-Soo Choo drew Cincinnati's fifth walk off Alex Sanabia (2-2), who also hit Chin with a pair of pitches. Singles by Xavier Paul and Votto loaded the bases, and Phillips had an RBI single against Jon Rauch, and Paul scored when right fielder Giancarlo Stantonbobbled the ball for an error.

Phillips had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning Saturday.

Devin Mesoraco added an RBI single, Frazier hit a bases-loaded double off the right-field wall for an 8-2 lead, Choo followed with an RBI double and Paul greeted Tom Koehlerwith a run-scoring single.

Logan Ondrusek (1-0) struck out the side in the seventh to win in relief of Homer Bailey, who allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Sanabia (2-2) gave up five runs and five hits in six innings.

Miguel Olivo, who spent most of spring training as a non-roster player with the Reds before signing with Miami, hit a pinch three-run homer off Manny Parrain a four-run ninth.

Votto hit the first pitch he saw in the game for his third homer of the season and second in two days, a drive in the first inning. He homered in back-to-back games for the first time since Sept. 10-11, 2011, at Colorado.

Chris Valaika's had a tying single in the second. The Reds went back ahead in the fifth when Bailey beat out an infield hit on a dribbler up the third-base line and scored from second when Votto singled and center fielder

Justin Ruggiano overran the ball for an error. Valaika had another tying single in the sixth.

 

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