Philadelphia Phillies: Top 6 blowout wins all-time vs. Reds

Andrew McCutchen #22, Matt Joyce #7, and J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Andrew McCutchen #22, Matt Joyce #7, and J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) /

August 10, 1930: Phillies 18, Reds 0

Nineteen years later, the Phillies won their third of six games all-time against the Reds by 14 or more runs. This contest was the first time that they blanked their opposition in such a victory.

The Phillies outhit the Reds 21-5, with every starting position player except first baseman Monk Sherlock (0-0, R, RBI, BB) logging multiple hits. Third baseman Pinky Whitney led the way for the Phillies with four RBI. Three of his four RBI scored with a bases-clearing double with nobody out in the top of the eighth inning. Whitney would come around to score on the same play thanks to a Reds fielding error.

One of the greatest hitters in Phillies franchise history batted cleanup during the victory — Chuck Klein, a Hall of Famer, two-time All-Star, and 1932 MVP. Playing in what was just his second full season, the right fielder went 4-for-5 with four runs scored, two RBI, and a walk, improving his season slash line to .405/.456/.720. Klein would go on to finish the year leading the majors in runs scored (158), doubles (59), and total bases (445).

As in the other two routs, the Phillies starting pitcher tossed a complete game. This was right-hander Claude Willoughby‘s last of four career shutouts, as he allowed five hits, no runs, and two walks, while striking out six of his 35 batters faced. Despite nine scoreless innings, his season record only improved to 4-11, while his season ERA lowered to a still-dismal 7.70.

July 14, 1934: Phillies 18, Reds 0

Just four years later, the Phillies blanked the Reds 18-0 again. They scored their first 16 runs in the first two innings, including 11 runs alone in the bottom of the second at the Baker Bowl.

Phillies southpaw starting pitcher Snipe Hansen went the distance, allowing just four hits and two walks, while striking out three of his 35 batters faced. Hansen opposed right-hander Don Brennan, who lasted just two-thirds of an inning. Larry Benton entered in relief but lasted just as long. Both pitchers yielded five earned runs, facing no more than eight Phillies batters.

Second baseman Lou Chiozza had a Phillies team-high four hits, while right fielder Johnny Moore and first baseman Dolph Camilli tied for the team lead in RBI (5).

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