Before Saturday’s game, Reds manager Dusty Baker said to no one in particular: “We got to beat these Phillies. I’m tried of losing to them.”

The Reds granted his wish with a 10-0 shellacking of the Phillies before 41,817 on a rainy day at Citizens Bank Park.

It is not surprising that Baker had grown weary of getting whipped up on by the Phillies, especially here. The Reds entered Saturday’s game 11-23 at Citizens Bank. The Reds have won a season series with the Phillies for the first time since 2003. Saturday’s victory assured that. The Reds are 4-1 against Philly going into Sunday’s series finale.

“It’s been so tough for us to win over the years in this ballpark,” starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo said. “It was nice to nail one down.”

Bronson Arroyo pitched a gem. He went 7 2/3 innings and allowed five hits. He walked two (last two batters he faced) and struck out six.

“Everything worked today,” Arroyo said. “I didn’t feel like anything was outstanding, but collectively it was a good mix against this lineup.”

Arroyo evened his record at 4-4. That was important to him.

“It’s always on Dusty’s mind, too,” Arroyo said. “For some reason, other than ’06, I’ve always found myself with a 3-5 record. I always say it’s running uphill. I’m staring at the bottom of the mountain.

“It’s important. It makes you feel good.”

The Reds took a 3-0 lead in the second. Todd Frazier led off with an infield single, snapping a career-high 0-for-19. Donald Lutz followed with a single to right. Ryan Hanigan hit one out to left for his first home run of the year.