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Edinsion Volquez and Brandon Phillips Help the Reds Destroy the Marlins 7-0

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 6: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds watches a fould ball against the New York Mets during the first inning at Great American Ballpark on April 6, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)
Nathan DunnoCorrespondent IMay 5, 2009

Behind the superb pitching by starting pitcher Edinsion Volquez, and the big day at the plate by Brandon Phillips, the Reds down the Marlins 7-0 and pitch their sixth shutout of the season.

Edinsion Volquez (4-2) pitched eight innings, giving up only three hits while striking out seven with four walks in the shutout. Volquez was in trouble a few times in the game but showed great composure by getting out of trouble.

Brandon Phillips continued to get back on track by going 3-5 with six RBI including a three run monster shot in the top of the seventh to make the score 7-0.

Joey Votto also continued to produce by getting on base all five times up, going 2-2 with a RBI and walking three times. Votto is off to a very hot start with a batting average of .378.

Catcher Ramon Hernandez and Shortstop Jerry Hairston Jr. also added two hits each going 2-4 respectably.

This marks the sixth shutout of the year for Cincy and matches the number of shutouts the Red legs had all season last year.

The Reds are now 14-12 and will head back home to host the Brew Crew as Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (4-1) takes on Brewers starter Manny Parra (0-4) at 7:05 ET Wednesday.

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