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Phillips back in lineup after missing Saturday's game

PITTSBURGH - Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was back in the lineup on Sunday after missing Saturday's game at Pittsburgh due to a family matter. It was the first game Phillips has missed this season.

The Reds could use his offense after struggling in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates on Saturday night. The Reds went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

"Phillips is back and ready to go," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

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