Phillips drives in 3, Reds beat Pirates 6-0

By JOE KAY, AP

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon

Phillips — the last man standing in Cincinnati’s season of unending

injuries — drove in three runs, and Homer Bailey shut out Pittsburgh

for six innings on Sunday, setting up a 6-0 victory as the NL Central’s

two more forlorn franchises ended the season together.

The Pirates finished their 17th straight losing season, while the Reds ended their ninth in a row.

Phillips was the Reds’ only regular starting player who avoided the

disabled list throughout the season. He had an RBI double in the first

off Jeff Karstens (4-6), a run-scoring groundout and another RBI double.

Bailey (8-5) finished his breakout season by improving to 4-0 career against the Pirates.