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Votto homers, lifts Reds over Brewers 2-1

Votto homers, lifts Reds over Brewers 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and Tony Cingrani pitched solidly into the seventh, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

Cingrani (6-2) allowed only a second-inning home run to Khris Davis. Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 30th save in 34 chances.

The Reds have won five straight and 10 of 13.

Votto's homer was the only earned run allowed by Kyle Lohse (8-8) in seven innings. The right-hander also allowed an unearned run on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.

Cingrani pitched 6 1-3 innings, scattering four hits and one walks while striking out nine.

In the team's last seven games, Reds starters are 4-1 with a 1.35 ERA.

 

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