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Awkward end to play with Astros 'butt slide'

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, left, reaches back to tag out Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar during Tuesday's game in Houston. AP photo Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, left, reaches back to tag out Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar during Tuesday's game in Houston. AP photo

HOUSTON (KPRC) -There was an awkward end to a play when the Houston Astros hosted the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday.

Houston's Jonathan Villar hit a leadoff single, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. But it wasn't just that he was thrown out, but the way he was thrown out that was embarrassing.

Villar slid into second base, but Reds' second baseman Brandon Phillips already had the ball before he began the slide. Phillips reached backward between his legs to apply the tag as Villar crashed head-first into Phillips' backside.

Phillips said he wasn't trying to showboat, and he initially didn't realize that Villar was coming.

"The crowd let me know that he was coming to second base," Phillips said. "I just had to quickly put the tag between my legs. That's the only reason I tagged him. If I didn't hear the crowd, I would have just caught it and looked around and he would have been safe."

The Reds handed the Astros their 100th loss in a shutout 10-0 win.

Read more at KPRC's website.

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