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Phillips' three-run triple powers Reds past Cardinals

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CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips' day off did him a lot of good.

Phillips hit a three-run triple in Cincinnati's four-run seventh inning and the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday.

The Reds second baseman was in a 2-for-18 rut after Cincinnati's 7-2 loss Tuesday to St. Louis, prompting manager Dusty Baker to rest him Wednesday.

"I don't like them, but it paid off," Phillips said about days off. "I think it really helped me out. I really didn't do anything yesterday. I felt like I had a lot of energy. It paid off."

Cincinnati put together the winning rally against relievers Mark Worrell (0-1) and Randy Flores. David Ross hit a one-out double and Andy Phillips walked. Flores replaced Worrell and got Corey Patterson to ground into a fielder's choice before issuing walks to rookie Paul Janish and Ken Griffey Jr. to force in the go-ahead run.

"The walks were out of character," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "We weren't aggressive like we usually are."

Brandon Phillips followed with his fifth triple of the year, a drive down the right-field line that got past a lunging Ryan Ludwick and bounced into the corner.

"I was looking for a ball to drive," Phillips said.

Jared Burton (3-1) struck out two in 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the Reds, who ended the Cardinals' four-game winning streak. The Reds had lost seven of their previous 10 games.

Joel Pineiro allowed two runs and three hits over five innings in his first start for St. Louis since May 20. Pineiro was activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game after being sidelined with a strained right groin.

"Obviously, you want to put zeros up there, but with not pitching in 21 or 22 days, it was good," Pineiro said.

Pitcher Bronson Arroyo's third-inning single was the Reds' only hit off Pineiro before Edwin Encarnacion led off the fifth with a double off the left-field wall. Encarnacion advanced to third when Pineiro's errant pickoff attempt went into center field and scored on David Ross' suicide squeeze.

"David's a good bunter," Baker said. "He works at it. He got the sign. That's what baseball's all about -- getting the sign and executing."

Arroyo followed with a homer into the left-field seats, the first home run by a Reds pitcher this season and the fourth of his career. Two were against Baker's Cubs team in 2006, Arroyo's first season with the Reds.

"I was like, 'Yeah, man,' " Baker said. "I remember the two he hit previously against me. He finally got one for me."

"Once a year, I get lucky," Arroyo said. "I hope I'm able to say that for the next 10 years. I remember looking over at Dusty after that second one (in 2006) and seeing him shaking his head."

Arroyo allowed only two hits and one walk in six scoreless innings before his forearm started cramping up after the sixth inning. The gametime temperature was 85 degrees, and it never dropped below 80.

"I haven't had that before," Arroyo said of the cramps. "I was depleted. I was sweating more than I had all year. I felt like I'd given Dusty all I had to give. I felt like I wasn't going to be able to give him any more quality innings."

The Cardinals tied it in the seventh, taking advantage of Encarnacion's throwing error on Rick Ankiel's grounder to third. Troy Glaus followed with his eighth home run of the season.

Notes

  • Reds OF Jay Bruce didn't start but hit for Burton in the eighth and doubled to right. He stayed in to play left field in the ninth. Bruce started each of his first 16 games with Cincinnati.
  • The Cardinals made room for Pineiro on the active roster by placing 1B Albert Pujols on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained left calf.
  • The Reds announced that former major league pitcher Jerry Walker had been hired as a special assistant for player personnel for general manager Walt Jocketty. Walker, who pitched for three teams in eight years from 1957 through 1963, spent 13 years working for St. Louis when Jocketty was the Cardinals general manager.
 
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Brandon Phillips' lone hit -- in the seventh -- proves to be the difference for Cincinnati.  (AP)
Brandon Phillips' lone hit -- in the seventh -- proves to be the difference for Cincinnati. (AP)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

B. Phillips
AB 3
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 3
St. Louis

T. Glaus
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 
St. Louis Cardinals
Skip Schumaker, LF4000022 .298
Aaron Miles, 2B3000000 .290
    Mark Worrell, P00000001.000
    Randy Flores, P0000000 .000
   a- Brian Barton, PH1000000 .240
    Russ Springer, P0000000 .000
Ryan Ludwick, RF4010020 .320
Rick Ankiel, CF3100100 .255
Troy Glaus, 3B4112002 .262
Chris Duncan, 1B4000012 .244
Yadier Molina, C4020000 .298
Joel Pineiro, P2000012 .050
    Ron Villone, P0000000 .000
    Brendan Ryan, 2B0000100 .292
Cesar Izturis, SS3000012 .242
Totals3224227  
a-flied out for Flores in the 8th
Batting
HR - Troy Glaus (8, Affeldt)
RBI - Troy Glaus 2 (40)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Joel Pineiro (1, Throwing)
St. Louis Cardinals
Joel Pineiro 5322161 4.41
Ron Villone 0.2000210 3.91
Mark Worrell (L,0-1) 0.2122100 4.91
Randy Flores 0.2122200 4.34
Russ Springer 1100010 2.45
Pitches-Strikes - Joel Pineiro 70-48, Ron Villone 16-6, Mark Worrell 18-11, Randy Flores 19-11, Russ Springer 17-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joel Pineiro 3-6, Ron Villone 1-0, Mark Worrell 1-1, Randy Flores 1-1
Batters Faced - Joel Pineiro 19, Ron Villone 4, Mark Worrell 4, Randy Flores 5, Russ Springer 4
Cincinnati Reds
Corey Patterson, CF4100002 .195
Paul Janish, SS3100112 .222
Ken Griffey Jr., RF2101220 .256
Brandon Phillips, 2B3013100 .269
Adam Dunn, LF4000033 .229
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B3110002 .241
    Jared Burton, P0000000 .000
   a- Jay Bruce, PH-LF1010000 .391
Joey Votto, 1B4000012 .269
David Ross, C2111111 .242
Bronson Arroyo, P2121000 .192
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Andy Phillips, 3B1000101 .176
Totals2966668  
a-doubled for Burton in the 8th
Batting
2B - Edwin Encarnacion (13, Pineiro), Jay Bruce (5, Springer), David Ross (3, Worrell)
3B - Brandon Phillips (5, Flores)
HR - Bronson Arroyo (1, Pineiro)
SH - David Ross (2)
RBI - Ken Griffey Jr. (30), Brandon Phillips 3 (38), David Ross (7), Bronson Arroyo (1)
2-OUT RBI - Ken Griffey Jr. (5), Brandon Phillips 3 (12), Bronson Arroyo (1)
SB - Corey Patterson (9, 2nd base off Pineiro/Molina)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Edwin Encarnacion (10, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
Bronson Arroyo 6200140 5.31
Jeremy Affeldt (BS,1) 0.1121001 4.11
Jared Burton (W,3-1) 1.2100120 2.62
Francisco Cordero 1000010 2.73
Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 86-59, Jeremy Affeldt 7-6, Jared Burton 20-11, Francisco Cordero 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 7-7, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0, Jared Burton 1-2
Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 21, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Jared Burton 7, Francisco Cordero 3
Game Information
Attendance - 22121
Game Time - 2:36
Temperature - 85
Umpires - Home - Mark Wegner, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Chad Fairchild