Votto, Hamilton lead Reds over Cardinals

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Joey Votto hit a pair of two-run homers
and Billy Hamilton’s speed was the difference in the Cincinnati Reds’ 5-4 win
over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Votto’s two opposite-field shots off Cardinals starter John Lackey provided
Cincinnati’s first four runs, and Hamilton tagged up and scored on Todd
Frazier’s shallow sacrifice fly to right field for the go-ahead run in the

Jordan Walden (0-1) took the loss after walking Hamilton, allowing him to
steal second and seeing him advance on a wild pitch. Lackey exited after
allowing four runs on four hits and two walks in six innings with a strikeout.

The Cardinals outhit Cincinnati, 10-4, including a two-run home run from
Randal Grichuk and Jason Heyward’s game-tying single in the seventh.

Jason Marquis, who had not appeared in a major league game since 2013, allowed
three runs in six innings with seven strikeouts. J.J. Hoover (2-0) struck out
three in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and Aroldis Chapman fanned two to earn his
second save.