2B Brandon Phillips’ error costs Cincinnati Reds in 4-3 loss to Milwaukee BrewersBy AP
Friday, October 1, 2010
Phillips’ error cost Reds in 4-3 loss to Brewers
CINCINNATI — Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips committed a costly error in the 11th inning Friday night, allowing Corey Hart to score and sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory that ensured Cincinnati will begin the postseason on the road.
With one out and runners on the corners, Casey McGehee hit a grounder up the middle that bounced off Phillips’ chest and into short center field. Hart scampered home to give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead.
Phillips, who won the Gold Glove award in 2008, appeared to be shielded by the second base umpire for a brief stretch before the ball got to him.
The NL Central champion Reds needed a win to maintain any hope of finishing the regular season with the second-best record among the league’s three division champions.
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