CINCINNATI -- Second baseman Brandon Phillips notched hits in his first two-at-bats on Sunday vs. the Marlins. The second hit, a rolling single up the middle in the bottom of the second inning, gave Phillips his 1,000th hit as a member of the Reds.
After the bottom of the second, fans at Great American Ball Park gave Phillips a loud ovation when his milestone was revealed on the scoreboard.
"I didn't know what they were clapping for, honestly," Phillips said. "I really knew nothing about it. I'm not the type of person that worries about career stats and stuff like that. I try to perform for my team and my family. But it was beautiful for the fans to show their love to me. It meant a lot."
Phillips is the 28th player in Reds history to produce 1,000 hits.
The second baseman, 30, was acquired by Cincinnati in a 2006 trade that sent Minor Leaguer Jeff Stevens to the Indians. Only 89 of Phillips' 1,089 career hits did not come in a Reds uniform.