Reds trade second baseman Brandon Phillips

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The Cincinnati Reds traded second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Braves for a pair of pitching prospects.  The Reds will pay most of Phillip’s $14 million salary this season.  Cincinnati got left-hander Andrew McKirahan, who’s recovering from Tommy John surgery, and right-hander Carlos Portuondo.

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Cubs top Reds, 5-2

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Jason Hayward hit a two-run homer in the eighth as the Cubs topped the Reds 5-2.  Chicago’s magic number for clinching home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs is five.

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