CINCINNATI -- The Phillies won their first game in June, an 8-0 victory over the Reds to snap their six-game losing streak. It was their third straight triumph over Cincinnati this season.
Cole Hamels continued his mastery of the Reds with 7 2/3 scoreless innings.
The Phillies took advantage of Johnny Cueto's wildness in the fourth inning.
Cueto hit Chase Utley with a pitch but picked him off first for the second out. Ryan Howard walked before Cueto hit Marlon Byrd with a pitch. Domonic Brown made Cueto pay with a two-run double. John Mayberry Jr. singled to score Brown.
Jimmy Rollins' seventh home run of the season gave the Phillies a four-run lead in the fifth.
Starting pitching report
Hamels started the game with a perfect 9-0 career record against Cincinnati, including the Division Series shutout that propelled the Phils to the 2010 NLCS. Hamels made his major-league debut at Great American Ball Park with five scoreless innings on May 12, 2006.
Hamels tossed 125 pitches in the win. He allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out seven.
Cueto came into the game leading the National League with a 1.68 ERA and three complete games. Historically, Cueto has struggled against the Phillies. He is now 1-4 in eight career starts against the Phils. On July 6, 2009, Cueto made his shortest career start of 2/3 innings with a career-high nine runs allowed in the Phillies' 22-1 win.
Cueto pitched five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits, a walk and two hit batsmen. His ERA expanded to 1.97.
At the plate
Utley had three singles, was hit by a pitch, and had a sacrifice fly in five plate appearances.
Zack Cozart had two singles in four at-bats, raising his lifetime average to .444 against Hamels.
In the field
Third baseman Reid Brignac saved a run in the fifth inning. Playing in on the speedy Billy Hamilton, Brignac speared a high chop from Hamilton and threw him out with a runner on second to prevent a probable double.
Carlos Ruiz threw out Ryan Ludwick with Hamels covering when Ludwick tried to score on a pitch that got away from Ruiz.
The Reds placed third baseman Ramon Santiago behind second base when Howard batted.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth inning with an 8-0 lead and a non-save situation. He has now been held at 299 career saves for 14 days.
Ben Revere grew up in Richmond, Kentucky, less than 100 miles from Great American Ball Park. His father John played football and baseball at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, where he currently coaches running backs. Ben attended Lexington Catholic, leading it to the state championship as a junior in 2006.
Hamels is tied with Jim Bunning for third on the Phillies' list of double-digit strikeout games with 25.
Bunning is from Southgate, Kentucky, five miles from the ballpark. Bunning retired for elected office in 2010 as a U.S. senator.