CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds won again. For the 20th time in their last 23 games. The Reds scored six runs in the second inning and went on to beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 .
Todd Frazier drove in three runs and hit his 13th home run of the season.
Frazier has been playing regularly since regular first baseman Joey Votto went on the DL. Jay Bruce, Scott Rolen, Zack Cozart. Miguel Cairo and Ryan Hanigan all had multiple hits for the Reds in a 13 hit attack.
Johnny Cueto earned his 14th win of the year pitching into the eighth inning, allowing four runs, and striking out nine.
Before the game, Votto took some ground balls at first base as he is nearing a rehab stint.
Manager Dusty Baker said Votto would not be ready for the weekend, but would be soon. the Reds are now 23 games over 500 with a record of 64-41 , including 34-19 at home.
Other National League Scores
Washington 3 – Philadelphia 0 – Ross Detwiler, Sean Burnett, and Tyler Clippard combined on a three-hit shutout for the Nationals. Adam LaRoche hit his 20th home run of the season. Cole Hamels struck out nine and allowed three runs in seven innings of work.