Phillips’ 5 RBIs help Reds rally past D-Backs 7-6

Reds take lead in NL Central with win

Brandon Phillips homered and had five RBIs, then scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Todd Frazier’s single to help the Cincinnati Reds rally from a six-run deficit to pull out a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

   Arizona led, 6-3, with one out in the seventh when reliever Bryan Shaw (1-4) walked pinch-hitter Xavier Paul and leadoff batter Drew Stubbs. Wilson Valdez’s grounder skipped under the glove of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for a run-scoring error, setting up Phillips’ game-tying two-run double to left-center field. Phillips moved to third on Jay Bruce’s groundout to Goldschmidt against reliever Mike Zagurski and scored on Frazier’s single to left off of reliever Brad Ziegler.

   Alfredo Simon (2-1) allowed one hit in 1 2-3 innings for the win.