The Reds scored four run in an unlikely fourth inning Sunday at Great American Ball Park to beat the Phillies 4-1.
Homer Bailey singled in two runs and Billy Hamilton homered in the next at bat to provide the Reds with their only runs of the game. Bailey, the starting pitcher, drove in his second and third runs of the season. Hamilton's home run is only the second of his career.
"I think it's big for us starting pitchers to be able to handle the bat," said Bailey after he picked up seventh win of the season. "I'm never going to come out here and say I'm a great hitter, but I feel like I handle the bat ok. Sometimes, it can really work in your favor."
"I want to be known as ‘Billy the baseball player' not ‘Billy the stolen base the guy'," said Hamilton after the game. "I want to be able to play defense, I want to be able to hit, so today was pretty good."
Bailey pitched eight innings and only allowed one earned run and the Reds improved to 29-32 on the season.
The Reds start a four game series with the Dodgers Monday at Great American Ball Park.
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