On September 5, 2007 — 2007 – The Reds beat the Mets, 7 – 0. Brandon Phillips hits his 28th home run of the year, coming in the 1st inning against John Maine with Alex Gonzalez aboard. This gives him the record for a Cincinnati Reds second baseman, surpassing Joe Morgan’s 27 in 1976. In his third major league start, Tom Shearn tosses six scoreless frames for the win, while Reds 1B Joey Votto homers in his first major league start.

 


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Baseball Reference September 5
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