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Braves Swept by Reds

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ATLANTA (AP) - Brandon Phillips' two-run single off rookie Jose Ascanio in the 15th inning gave the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 victory over the Braves Wednesday afternoon.  It was their first three-game sweep in Atlanta since April 1990.

Phillips' hit drove in Norris Hopper and Ken Griffey Junior and helped the Reds improve to 8-3 in their last 11 games. Hopper reached on second baseman Kelly Johnson's error to lead off the inning and Griffey singled to right with one out. In the 10th inning, Phillips leaping catch robbed Jeff Francoeur of a game-winning hit and turned it into an inning ending double play.

Ascanio (0-1), the seventh Atlanta pitcher, gave up two hits and two unearned runs in two innings for the Braves, who have lost three straight.

Jeff Francoeur singled in Andruw Jones to cut it to 5-4 in the bottom half of the 15th. Atlanta went on to put runners on first and second with two outs but Michael Gosling (1-0) struck out pinch-hitter Kyle Davies to end the game.

Scott Hatteberg gave the Reds a 3-2 lead with an R-B-I single off Tyler Yates in the 10th. Chipper Jones's R-B-I double off David Weathers tied it at 3 in the bottom of the 10th.

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