Covering the Bases: Game 61

Major League Bastian


Reds 5, Indians 3

FIRST: So what is right-hander Jeff Stevens up to these days? Because Brandon Phillips certainly has done well for himself with the Reds. Stevens, for those who aren’t already painfully aware, was the player to be named that Cleveland received after shipping Phillips off to the Reds in April of 2006.

Enough time has flown by that much of the sting should be gone. Sure, Phillips turned into a two-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glover, but the Indians have an All-Star worthy second baseman now in Jason Kipnis, and last time I checked Phillips didn’t have any World Series rings on his fingers.

Still, Phillips has had a knack for haunting his old club.

In the Tribe’s loss on Wednesday, all he did was go 3-for-3 with a homer, two runs and three RBIs. He also made a highlight-reel barehanded grab-and-throw on a Lonnie…

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