Phillips, Taveras lead Reds to sweep of D-backsPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in four runs Wednesday night and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep in Arizona with a 10-3 rout of the stumbling Diamondbacks.
Gerardo Parra homered in his first major league at-bat but Arizona could muster little offense beyond that against Johnny Cueto.
Willy Taveras singled three times, scoring twice, to extend his hitting streak to 14 games and Jerry Hairston Jr. doubled and tripled as the Reds won for the sixth time in seven games to climb a season-best six games above .500. Taveras had nine hits in the series, and Phillips had six hits and eight RBIs.
The Reds improved to 13-5 on the road, best in the majors. They had 26 runs and 38 hits in the series.
The D-backs are traveling today. They open a series against the Atlanta Braves Friday.