PHILADELPHIA -- Atlanta Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips became the 12th active member of the 2,000-hit club with an RBI single in the first inning of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon.
Phillips is the 286th player all-time to reach the milestone and the second current active member of the Braves to get there. Nick Markakis collected his 2,000th hit back on Aug. 4, accomplishing the feat in just his 12th major league season.
Phillips, now in his 16th year in the majors, did not become a full-time starter until 2006, when he was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Cincinnati Reds. He went on to become a three-time All-Star during his 11 years with the Reds, during which time he averaged 161 hits per season (1,774 total) and batted .279.
This season, his first with the Braves, Phillips is hitting .293 with 11 home runs and 52 RBIs.
Phillips' single also extended his hitting streak to a season-long 14 games. He has hit safely in 22 of his 26 games played in August.