Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Brandon Phillips lays stake to his fourth career Gold Glove Award

Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce entered Tuesday night with a chance to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

In the case of Phillips, the 32-year-old did just that, beating out fellow National League second basemen Darwin Barney of the Cubs and Mark Ellis of the Dodgers for the coveted honor.

It marks the fourth time in Phillips' career that he has been recognized as the best defensively at his position. The Georgia native previously won the award in 2008, 2010, and 2011.

Unfortunately, Bruce will have to settle for being a finalist for the third time in his career, as Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra edged out both Bruce and Atlanta's Jason Heyward for the award.

The awards were announced Tuesday night via live telecast on ESPN2.

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