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MLB: Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 0

June 4, 2008 at 11:16 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, June 4 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez lowered his ERA to 1.32 with seven shutout innings Wednesday and the Cincinnati Reds, despite having just three hits, defeated Philadelphia 2-0.

The Phillies' Brett Myers took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Joey Votto delivered an RBI double. Votto had two of the Reds' three hits and drove in both runs.

Volquez (8-2) struck out eight and gave up two hits. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his 12 starts this season.

Cincinnati halted a two-game skid, but has won four of its last six.

Myers (3-7) gave up a run on one hit in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out eight, but walked six.

Philadelphia had won three in a row and eight out of nine.

Myers issued a one-out walk to Brandon Phillips in the seventh and Phillips stole second. With two away, Votto doubled to center on an 0-2 pitch to end the no-hit bid and put the Reds in front.

Votto doubled again in the ninth, again driving in Phillips, who had singled and stolen his second base of the game.

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