CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 28: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on July 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Philadelphia 6-2. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Votto leads Reds to second straight win over Phillies

Votto drove in two runs and four players each knocked in one for the Reds, who are last in the NL Central but beat the East Division-leading Phillies for the second straight day.

Billy Hamilton started Cincinnati’s sixth-inning rally with a sharp one-hopper that eluded third baseman Maikel Franco and caromed into foul territory, giving the speedy Hamilton plenty of time to easily reach second. He later scored from third on Votto’s hit, which bounced high off Hernandez’s glove into short right field. Eugenio Suarez added a run-scoring fielder’s choice.

Wandy Peralta (2-2) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief in his first appearance since being recalled on Friday. Sal Romano and Jared Hughes each got double-play balls to finish the seventh and eighth. Hughes pitched the ninth for a five-out save, his career-high seventh save. He had four in his career before this season.

Cincinnati starter Matt Harvey, in perhaps his last start for the Reds before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, made himself more marketable. The former Met allowed two runs and two hits in five innings. Acquired May 8 for catcher Devin Mesoraco, Harvey walked two and struck out five. Both runs scored on Rhys Hoskins’ third home run of the series and 21st of the season in the fourth.

Vince Velasquez worked through a season-high five walks to last five innings, giving up two runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Velasquez struck out the last two batters he faced to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth before Tommy Hunter (2-1) allowed two runs in the sixth.