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Phillips wins Silver Slugger

By ROB BUTCHER

The Cincinnati Reds

 

CINCINNATI — Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is a three-time Gold Glover, a two-time All-Star and now he’s a Silver Slugger, too.

Phillips won the honor from the makers of Louisville Slugger bats on Wednesday as the top offensive second baseman in the National League. It’s the first such honor for the 30-year-old.

Phillips led NL players at the position with a .300 batting average, 183 hits, 279 total bases, 94 runs scored and 38 doubles. Cincinnati shifted Phillips to the leadoff spot on Aug. 17, and he batted .350 over his final 38 games to seal the deal.