Jul 16, 2010 10:48 PM by Jordan Mason

Phillips has 3 hits, Reds beat Rockies 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) - Brandon Phillips followed his first All-Star appearance with a three-hit game and Arthur Rhodes pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out threat in the eighth inning Friday night, preserving the Cincinnati Reds' 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Finally back at home, the NL Central leaders got back to winning. Cincinnati hadn't played a home game all month and had dropped five of its last six on the road.

Bronson Arroyo (10-4) gave up a solo homer by Miguel Olivo that was upheld after a review and cut it to 3-2 in the eighth. Rhodes, who made the All-Star roster for the first time in his 19 seasons, then held the lead by retiring the top of Colorado's order with the bases loaded.

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