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Utley hit a three-run homer and Victorino and Dobbs each had two-run shots during a 10-run first, leading the Phillies to a 22-1 victory over the Reds on Monday night.
The previous worst defeat for the Reds, baseball's first professional franchise, was 26-6 on July 26, 1892. That also was against the Phillies.
"We got slaughtered as they used to say," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
Hamels (5-5) was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst. The struggling ace allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to earn his first win since shutting out the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 4.
"I was just jumping for joy," Hamels said about the run support. "When you put that many runs up, it makes it uncomfortable for the other team."
The Phillies tied a club record for most runs in the first inning. They scored 10 three other times, most recently on June 2, 2002, against the Montreal Expos.
It was the most runs by Philadelphia since a 26-7 win over the New York Mets at the old Veterans Stadium on June 11, 1985. The 22 runs were the most in the six-year history of Citizens Bank Park.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto (8-5) retired just two batters, allowing nine runs and five hits. It was the shortest outing in the right-hander's two-year career. Cueto had never allowed more than six earned runs in a game, and his ERA rose from 2.69 to 3.45.
Werth connected off Paul Janish in the eighth. Victorino, a candidate for the final spot on the NL's All-Star roster, helped his case with four hits, four RBI and a career-high five runs. Dobbs had four hits, Utley drove in four and every starter had a hit.
"It was one of those nights where everything we hit was falling and we hit some hard," manager Charlie Manuel said.
The NL East-leading Phillies have won four straight games after losing 14 of 18. They hadn't scored more than 15 runs since a 20-2 victory at St. Louis last June 13. After that game, the Phillies went 3-11 and scored a total of 38 runs.
Rollins led off Philadelphia's first with a walk and Victorino followed with a liner into the right-field seats. Cueto struck out Utley and Ryan Howard lined out, but the next eight batters reached.
Werth singled and Dobbs drove one out to right. Cueto then hit Pedro Feliz and walked Carlos Ruiz before Hamels ripped a double down the right-field line to score both runners. Rollins doubled to left-center, scoring Hamels for a 7-0 lead. Cueto left after he walked Victorino. Daniel Ray Herrera came in to face Utley, who hit a towering drive to right-center to make it 10-0.
Hamels, the MVP of the World Series and NLCS last year, has had a frustrating season. The left-hander was nagged by injuries early and hasn't pitched well consistently. He got chased in the fifth inning in each of his last two starts.
Jayson Werth (grand slam, five RBI) plays a role in the Phils' historic beating of the Reds. (US Presswire)
|Players of the Game|
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|Willy Taveras, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.244|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.258|
|Joey Votto, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.361|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.265|
|Josh Roenicke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Paul Janish, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.230|
|Jonny Gomes, LF||4||1||1||1||0||2||2||.329|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Carlos Fisher, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Drew Sutton, PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jay Bruce, RF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.215|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||2||0||.133|
|Johnny Cueto, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.138|
|Danny Herrera, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Nick Masset, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ryan Hanigan, PH-C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.333|
|a-flied out for Fisher in the 7th|
|b-lined out for Masset in the 5th|
|2B - Jerry Hairston Jr. (13, Eyre)|
|HR - Jonny Gomes (5, Hamels)|
|RBI - Jonny Gomes (16)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - B. Phillips-Votto|
|E - Jay Bruce (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Johnny Cueto (L,8-5)||0.2||5||9||9||3||1||2||3.45|
|HBP - Feliz (by Johnny Cueto)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Johnny Cueto 49-25, Danny Herrera 52-36, Nick Masset 37-18, Carlos Fisher 30-21, Josh Roenicke 14-11, Paul Janish 29-17|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Danny Herrera 2-3, Nick Masset 1-1, Carlos Fisher 2-1, Paul Janish 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Johnny Cueto 11, Danny Herrera 13, Nick Masset 8, Carlos Fisher 7, Josh Roenicke 4, Paul Janish 9|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||4||4||3||1||2||0||2||.224|
|Shane Victorino, CF||5||5||4||4||1||0||1||.308|
|Chase Utley, 2B||3||1||2||4||1||1||0||.305|
|Eric Bruntlett, PR-2B||2||2||1||1||0||1||1||.145|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.252|
|John Mayberry Jr., PR-LF||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||.205|
|Jayson Werth, RF||5||2||2||5||0||2||1||.263|
|Greg Dobbs, LF-1B||6||2||4||2||0||0||1||.271|
|Pedro Feliz, 3B||5||1||1||0||0||1||2||.291|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||4||1||1||1||1||0||0||.234|
|Cole Hamels, P||4||2||2||2||0||2||2||.167|
|Tyler Walker, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Matt Stairs, PH||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.276|
|Scott Eyre, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-walked for T. Walker in the 8th|
|2B - Jimmy Rollins (19, Cueto), Shane Victorino 2 (22, Herrera, Masset), Eric Bruntlett (5, Janish), Greg Dobbs (6, Roenicke), Cole Hamels (2, Cueto)|
|HR - Shane Victorino (6, Cueto), Chase Utley (19, Herrera), Jayson Werth (17, Janish), Greg Dobbs (5, Cueto)|
|SF - Jayson Werth (5)|
|RBI - Jimmy Rollins (33), Shane Victorino 4 (39), Chase Utley 4 (59), Eric Bruntlett (6), Ryan Howard (61), Jayson Werth 5 (50), Greg Dobbs 2 (15), Carlos Ruiz (18), Cole Hamels 2 (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (16), Shane Victorino (18), Chase Utley 4 (23), Ryan Howard (20), Greg Dobbs 2 (4), Cole Hamels 2 (2)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Cole Hamels (W,5-5)||7||3||1||1||0||2||1||4.70|
|Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 92-61, Tyler Walker 9-7, Scott Eyre 23-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 7-12|
|Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 24, Tyler Walker 3, Scott Eyre 5|
|Attendance - 41548|
|Game Time - 2:53|
|Temperature - 83|
|Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Dale Scott|