ATLANTA (AP) -- Brandon Phillips wasn't sure what pitch he hit from Jonny Venters. He just knew it gave the Reds the lead.
Phillips drove in the go-ahead run with a double high off the centerfield wall and the Cincinnati Reds scored two runs off Jonny Venters in the eighth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night.
Phillips laughed when asked what pitch Venters threw.
"To tell you the truth, I told everybody I didn't know," Phillips said. "I think it was a slider. I think he hung a slider down the middle.
"I was just trying to find something to drive and stay down the middle because I'd been getting jammed all day. I just said I've got to get the head (of the bat) out some kind of way. He left one right there and I just took advantage of it."
Venters confirmed it was a slider.
Venters (2-2) gave up three hits and two runs in one inning. He has a blown save and a loss in his last three appearances.
"My arm feels good," Venters said. "I'm not making the pitches.