Former Red Brandon Phillips makes MLB history

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Phillips (4) follows through on a two-run home run as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (29) looks on in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Phillips (4) follows through on a two-run home run as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (29) looks on in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Former Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips joined a pretty cool club Monday night.

When Phillips launched a solo home run off the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole, he became the 48th player and just the sixth second baseman in MLB history with 200 home runs and 200 stolen bases. He recorded his 200th stolen base earlier this season.

Phillips is hitting .296 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 38 games for the Braves.

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The Reds traded Phillips to the Braves in February for minor-league pitchers Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo. Phillips was a three-time all-star and four-time Gold Glove winner in 11 seasons with Cincinnati -- 191 of his home runs came as a member of the Reds.

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