Give the win to Brandon Phillips. The save goes to Jay Bruce.

Phillips won the game in the 13th with a single, but it never would have gotten to that point if not for Bruce's game-saving home run in the ninth. Phillips' hit lifted the Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates before the remains of a crowd of 36,567 at Great American Ball Park.

With one out in the 13th, Derrick Robinson slapped one to third base and beat it out. Shin-Soo Choo followed with a single to right. The speedy Robinson cruised to third. The Pirates intentionally walked Joey Votto to load the bases.

Phillips, 9-for-55 since being hit by a pitch June 1, fell behind 1-2, then bounced one up the middle to win it.

"I haven't been myself lately," Phillips said. "It felt good to hit a ball up the middle and come through for the team. It was a team effort. We stayed in the game. We really wanted this win. I'm glad we came through."

The Reds were down to their last two outs when Bruce's bat met a 93 mph fastball from Pittsburgh closer Jason Grilli. It went out on a line to right for Bruce's 14th homer. The 417-foot shot tied the game.

The only question off the bat was if it was high enough.

"I wasn't sure it was going to go out," Bruce said. "It would have hit the wall I think. To save Bronson (Arroyo) was nice. Needless to say we were pretty quiet offensively all night. I'm glad I could extend the game until we took care of business later on."

It was the Reds' first run in 16 innings. It was the first run Grilli allowed in 12 appearances. It was also his first blown save after converting 25. Bruce came into the at-bat 0-for-7 with five strikeouts against Grilli.

"I pretty much got the same exact pitch last night that I flew out on," Bruce said.

It was Bruce's fourth home run in the last six games.

It was the Reds' 12th extra-inning game, tying them for most in the majors. They are 5-7.

The win puts the Reds in a position to take the series with a win Thursday.