Reds on a rampage, even without their injured slugger

Cincinnati is 11-2 since Votto went on the disabled list

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The offense was the most glaring weakness before Votto got hurt, forcing Baker to juggle his lineup to compensate for the loss of the No. 3 hitter. Brandon Phillips moved into the spot in the order and has batted .383 with two homers.

“Everybody has a different role,” Phillips said. “I love my role. It’s a blessing in disguise. I’ve showed everybody I can play this game and hit third.”

He’s not alone. Stubbs has batted .333 with three homers and 13 RBI, earning co-NL Player of the Week honors Monday with Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez. Ryan Ludwick has batted .342 with four homers and 10 RBI. Scott Rolen has batted .306 with two homers.

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