Votto Single in 9th Lifts Reds Over Cards 4-3

CINCINNATI(AP) – Joey Votto’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Shogo Akiyama with the winning run as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3.

Facing Giovanny Gallegos (1-1), Akiyama and Curt Casali walked with one out and Votto delivered a sharp line drive to right and Akiyama slid across the plate with the winning run.

Cardinals loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Raisel Iglesias (1-0) struck Tyler O’Neill and Lane Thomas to escape.

Yadier Molina and Brad Miller homered for the Cardinals.

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