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Through 82 team games (324 at-bats) this season, Reds’ second baseman Brandon Phillips is tied with Boston’s Kevin Youkilis for the major league lead in runs, with 62. Phillips also has 10 homers and 10 steals at the mid-way point, putting him on pace for his fourth consecutive 20/20 season. Perhaps the most surprising stat, however, is Phillips’ batting average. In 4.5 seasons with the Reds, Phillips has never finished with a batting average higher than .288, and his career mark is an uninspiring .269. Yet somehow, the recently-turned 29 year old is batting .309 this season and appears to be gaining steam as the season progresses: April: .236 May: .316 June: .373 One explanation for Phillips’ success is Dusty Baker’s decision to move him up in the line ...

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